What makes a Church School different?
All schools have many common values but how are Church schools different? Dr Rowan Williams summed this up by saying, “A Christian school is one in which the atmosphere has that kind of openness about it, that sense that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow, need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not…. It doesn’t necessarily mean than everyone involved has to share the same theology or philosophy. It doesn’t mean that everyone knows that they have this relationship with God, and is consciously working at it. But a Christian school is one in which the entire atmosphere is pervaded by the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.
As a Church of England school, we have a strong and healthy connection with Holy Trinity Church in Wrockwardine Wood. Our governing body includes two Foundation Governors who ensure that all decisions made uphold the Christian values of the school. Like all school governors, they act as critical partners to the school; they have a passion for teaching and learning and help ensure the maintenance of the Christian ethos of the school. They support the school in whatever way they can and are regular visitors in the school.