As a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School we maintain close links with the Church and our Rector leads weekly assemblies. We carry a christian ethos, while fostering a sensitivity to difference and the faiths of others. As part of our Christian tradition we invite you to join us to celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter festivals in our village Church.
We often welcome outside speakers to our assemblies within school. Friday ‘Awards’ assemblies are held to recognise children's achievements and parents are welcome to attend. Each week certificates are awarded for particular accomplishments.
The teaching of R.E. will follow the agreed syllabus of Somerset L.A. Our work in religious education recognises the need for an awareness of the other major religions. We hope to broaden children’s horizons and through understanding, lay the groundwork for a more tolerant and informed society.
Parents are entitled, on application to the headteacher, to withdraw their children from all or any part of religious education or collective worship. In such an event your child will not be made to feel isolated or ‘different’.
KS1 topics may include:
Ourselves, The life of Jesus, Festivals and celebrations, Our local church
Judaism, Bible stories, Rules and Laws - Making moral choices , Expressions of belief
What it means to be a Christian, Prayer and Reflection, Hinduism