PRAISE Values and Spirituality Corner
Why choose a Church of England school?
What makes a Church of England school in the Diocese of Bath and Wells distinctive?
Our family of schools draws strength both from each other and from the Diocese. We value the individuality of each school, supporting and valuing staff and sharing what we do best, for a sustainable future.
Enabling children to flourish
A key aim of the school and Diocese is to enable children – and their families – to flourish. That means equipping children with the emotional and academic skills and resources to help form their aspirations, and providing the support and nurture to set them on their way to achieving them.
That means challenging them academically, but also spiritually, physically, artistically and technically. By working together, schools under the Diocese remit are able to provide a richer curriculum which helps to develop the character and talents of every young person.
High academic standards combine with Christian values to foster creativity, confidence and compassion, in order to develop wisdom, knowledge and skills.
Our schools are open to all and accepting of all, regardless of faith.
A Christian ethos sets the culture of the schools in the Diocesan family. The values behind this ethos are in our PRAISE values:
Centred in community
Just as the church has always played a central part in local communities, schools within the Diocese of Bath and Wells education family play a cohesive and established role within those communities, as well as in the wider church community.
Education has a core focus on relationships and commitments, participation in communities and institutions, and the qualities of character which enable people to flourish together – recognising that in life as in education, we are always ‘stronger together’.
Being part of the Diocese of Bath and Wells education family allows schools to develop and nourish strong community links, providing opportunities and experiences across all ages and backgrounds which will allow our young people and those in the wider community to live well together.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.