As a church school, we work closely with the local church – St Swithins – and are part of the Diocese of York. There are several times throughout the year where we participate in services in the church such as Easter, Harvest and Christmas. We also carry out End of Year services for the children who are moving onto secondary school or into the next Key Stage.
You can visit the St Swithin’s Church website for more information here
We have whole school Collective Worship on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. During our Collective Worship, we have bible readings and stories, as well as discussions based on the Christian Value of the term. On a Thursday, we have collective worship as a class where staff will gather their class and share Bible stories and readings, again in line with the current Christian Value, and have opportunities to hold more focused discussions. On a Friday, the whole school gathers once more for a Collective Worship where the achievements of the children are recognised.
We are proud of the school reflection area located in the corridor of the school. Children can have some quiet reflective time here, but they can also write their own prayers and respond to questions about the main themes covered in the collective worship for that week. Each classroom also has a reflection area for each year group for similar purposes. The areas in the classroom have a reflection book where children can record their thoughts they have had whilst in the reflection area.
To find out more about our relationships with the church, use the links below:
- Sproatley SIAMS Report
- Diocese of York
- St Swithins Church, Sproatley
- Christian Values 4 Schools
- Church of England – Education