Being a Church of England school
- what it means to us and our community.
St Peter’s is a church school committed to the enjoyment and discipline of learning and to the spiritual, moral, educational and social development of our children. We do this within a framework of Christian belief and values and in an atmosphere of care, respect and encouragement.
We have strong links with the parish church of St Peter and St Paul. Father Nick Heron and other members of the church regularly lead acts of worship in school. Key Stages One and Two attend services at the church to celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter as well as a very special leaver’s service for our Year Six pupils where they are presented with an inscribed gospel to keep and treasure as they move on to senior school. As part of our RE lessons we visit the church to learn about the building and Christian worship.
Our status is "voluntary controlled" which means that we are "controlled" by the Local Authority (Shropshire) but that we have strong links with the parish. In addition it means that every five years or so, normally in the same term as our OFSTED, we are inspected under the SIAS (Statutory inspection of Anglican Schools) legislation.
We were very grateful to groups within the parish church for donating a Bible
to each class in the school which we use both in worship and RE lessons.
We were also given a palm cross, blessed in church, to be displayed in each
classroom as a focus for reflection and worship.