As a Church of England school we aim to develop in children an understanding of the Christian faith and the teachings of Jesus Christ, encouraging them to follow the commandments to 'Love God' and 'Love your neighbour as yourself.’
We try to ensure that Christian values are at the heart of everything we do and I know that these values are largely shared by other world faiths. All the following values are important – peace, love, hope, trust, joy, gentleness, thankfulness, patience, kindness and forgiveness but we feel that the three most essential to our school are :
Love – which enables us to be gentle, kind, patient and forgiving, as we treat others as we would wish to be treated.
Trust – which enables us to establish the close relationships essential to a joyful and peaceful community.
Hope – which enables us to motivate children to dream of a bright future and to work hard to prepare for that future.
Although we are a Church of England school we welcome all children from the local community of whatever faith. Whole school worship takes place three times a week and class worship each day. These are broadly Christian in character but often deal with general themes linked to personal and social education.
Children visit St. Paul's church for all the major festivals of the Church year.
Children may be withdrawn from assemblies or church visits at their parents' request. Any parent wishing this request must put it in writing.
We follow the Manchester Diocesan syllabus for religious education. This is aimed at giving children a thorough knowledge of Christianity and a general understanding of the basic beliefs and characteristics of all the major world faiths.