St Swithun’s C of E Primary Academy’s Vision
Love bears all things - regardless of what we need to face
Believes all things - looks for the best in every individual
Hopes all things - stays strong in belief during difficult times
Endures all things - through every circumstance
1 Corinthians 13:7
Worship forms a very special part of daily life in school, whether we gather together as a whole school family or spend time together in our classes or Key Stages. It is a time to learn from Bible stories and events, share an understanding of God’s love and relate the Gospel message and its values to our everyday lives. It is also a time for prayer and reflection and an opportunity to refer to current world-wide events or issues which may, or may not, affect our lives.
we believe that it is important to develop core values by which to live and moral standards that build children's character, spiritual awareness and self-esteem.
We are sorry that we have had to stop our new Friday Family Worship so soon after welcoming you in, but we hope that it won't be too long before we will be able to share this special time in our beautifully refurbished school hall again.
Our Core Values for 2021-2022
“Thankfulness, Trust, Perseverance, Justice, Service, Truthfulness
Our Core Values for 2022-23
Generosity, Compassion, Courage, Forgiveness, Friendship, Respect
rooted firmly in Love
Our Strategic Aims for 2021-2023
Love bears all things
To teach our children to develop empathy and compassion with a love that never gives up on others and seeks Justice in the world
Love believes all things
To teach our children to trust in others and to search for the truth with the courage to be honest
Love hopes all things
To teach our children to know that God has a plan for each of us and to trust and respect one another, knowing that everyone has a uniquely valuable role to fulfil
Love endures all things
To empower our children to face challenges with resilience and to nurture a community build on honest reflection, repentance and forgiveness
While these gifts are inclusive of human values, we anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the Bible through stories, readings, reflection and prayer.
OUR SCHOOL WORSHIP - during partial school closure
During Worship time we suggest a coloured cloth, appropriate to the season of the church year. Ths is used to create the sacred space for worship.