Saint Swithins Church - Parish of Walcot

St Andrew's School

‘Learning for Living – Life in all its Fullness’

St Andrew’s Primary School is a Church of England school and prides itself in providing an education for the whole child within a Christian environment. The school aims to foster a love of learning that will sustain children throughout their lives and enable them to appreciate ‘life in all its fullness’. It also provides children and their families with the opportunity to explore the truths of the Christian faith, to develop spiritually and morally, and to have a basis for choice about Christian commitment. At the same time, the school’s commitment to inclusion as a core value means that it is a place where the beliefs and practices of other faiths are also respected.

St Swithin’s involvement in the local community through the school is expressed in a number of ways. Foundation Governors help the school to build a Christian ethos into its policy and curriculum.

St Andrews School WindowWe also seek to extend the positive influence of Christianity in the life of the school through relationships. Sue East, the headmistress, is also our Reader and many members of the church are involved in different capacities.

Assemblies are delivered by a diverse team based on Christian values and themes. Our hope is that children will be knowledgeable in stories of the bible and connect them to life today.

Each term the children and parents are welcomed into the church for a service, usually at a major festival or when students are leaving to go onto secondary school. God is seen to be a part of these significant events in people’s lives.

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