Christ Church School
Christ Church CE Primary and Nursery Academy
Christ Church School is a two-form-entry, primary school with 450 pupils on the roll, including fifty who attend part-time in the Nursery.
Christ Church is very proud of its school which moved twenty five years ago to a new site in the north of the parish. The links between the two are strong and are of great mutual importance . Efforts continue to make the most of this relationship.
Most Christ Church School pupils live in the immediate catchment area, within a ward of high socio-economic deprivation. A recent OFSTED report judged this to be a good Church School where pupils demonstrate high levels of social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
Not all staff are practising Christians, but each member supports the strong Christian ethos of the school in line with its mission statement.
The parish clergy lead Collective Worship each week, say Mass in school every Thursday afternoon and support Religious Education teaching. Clergy are part of the school team and attend social and fundraising activities.
The Rector is an active ex-officio member of the governing body. The clergy are available to play a part in the life of all staff members at moments of need, providing pastoral care.
Members of the Christ Church congregation serve as Foundation Governors. Each governor is linked to a particular curriculum area.
There are regular Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 masses to which families of the school and
members of the congregation are welcomed.
Pupils contribute to life at Christ Church by performing music, reading, leading intercessions, acting, serving and welcoming the congregation at different Sunday Masses such as Advent, Education Sunday and Mothering Sunday. School displays contribute to church exhibitions and festivals.
Christ Church building serves as a valuable resource for RE, art, culture, citizenship, history, design technology and other areas of the curriculum as well as promoting SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural)