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Faith and Worship

The Christian Ethos of the School

Christian values are central to the ethos of Barlow C of E Voluntary Controlled Primary School.  We aim to provide a broad, balanced, challenging curriculum and encourage all our children to reach their full potential in a friendly and supportive environment.
We support the York Diocese ethos statement which states:

“the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.  The school aims to serve its community by providing an education to the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.”

 

Collective Worship

Collective Worship takes place daily at 3.10 pm .  It is led by a member of staff, the Vicar and sometimes outside visitors.  We may change it to an earlier part of the day for visiting participants.  Our school is part of St Wilfred’s parish, and we look forward to regular visits from the church’s “Open the Book” team, who really make the stories in the Bible come alive!

The Act of Worship reflects Barlow’s Anglican tradition.  Whilst we acknowledge that our children are largely of a Christian background we strive to inform and empathise with all faiths in our world and how faith can encompass many forms of religion.

Parents and friends are warmly invited to celebrate with us on special Acts of Worship e.g: Harvest, Christingle Sunday, Easter and end of term Leavers Worship.


We consider it reasonable to assume that parents who send their children to Barlow C of E (VC) Primary School are sympathetic to its Christian character.  However parents have the legal right to withdraw their children from Acts of Worship.  We would provide adequate supervision for them with a member of staff.

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