Being a Church School
Terms of Union and Trust Deed
The Terms of Union with the National Society sets out the expectation that the school will, ‘serve its community by providing education of the highest standards… and encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils.’
Please click on the link below to see our Terms of Union
The clerk of the Governing body can provide an electronic copy of the school trust deed and a brief history of the school.
Nursling Christian Values
At Nursling Church of England Primary School we are committed to our three values of Love, Hope and Courage.
Our values help form our curriculum and collective worship. They are part of everything we do as a school family and as part of our wider community.
Please click on the link below for more information on our values.
Messages, resources and links from Jeff Williams, Diocese of Winchester to help families throughout this period of lockdown and home learning…
I am delighted to commend to you the attached Bitesize Bible / Calendar that Sue Bowen our Schools’ Advisor has put together. It’s a really lovely resource, suitable for adults and children, exploring a Christian Value each month – with inspirational quotes about their faith from Usain Bolt, Desmond Tutu, Lewis Hamilton, Bear Grylls, Justin Bieber and many more. Do feel free to forward this widely – and why not start using it from May 1st – it will add structure to your days, whatever your call them!
England’s Biggest Assembly : Thursday 30th April at 10am, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy. The Archbishop’s address will be streamed through the Times Educational Supplement Website www.tes.com and will then remain available on the Oak National Academy website. www. https://www.thenational.academy Do try and watch it live, and encourage your networks, families and children to watch it live, as you and they may be potentially part of a Guinness World Record!
In addition to the assemblies, the Church of England is also partnering with Oak National Academy to provide separate weekly collective worship sessions led by schools, which will be accessible to those of all faiths and none. This will be part of the National Church of England’s forthcoming #FaithAtHome programme.
As well as the Archbishop, the first assembly will feature the Secretary of State for Education, Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson MP. Thursday’s event is expected to be the biggest school assembly ever held in the UK – even the world.
As a Church of England school we gather together for a collective worship every day of the week.
This is an important opportunity to develop our pupils’ and staff spiritual, moral, social and cultural thoughts and reflection.
Every gathering begins with a liturgy and ends with a prayer.
Each one embeds our three Christian values of: Love, Hope and Courage.
Click on the link to see our last Family Group worship on: Thankfulness 26.2.19
Links to the Church
As a Church of England School, we have strong links with both St Boniface Church in Nursling and St John’s Church in Rownhams; otherwise known as ‘Twinspires!’
At different times of the year we walk up to St John’s Church to have a special service. Year 6 have a leavers day at St Boniface Church. Click on the links below to see our most recent events at church.
- St Boniface Day. Oak Class. June 2019
- Easter Service 2019
- Christingle making and service
- Carol Service December 2018
- Harvest Festival October 2018
Message from Rev Graeme Dixon – Friday 24th April 2020
I’m sure we are all having good days and bad days during this time of lockdown. Please click on the link below for some help in supporting good mental health from a Christian perspective…
We have been busy turning the gazebo into a spiritual space; somewhere for the children to go to reflect, be peaceful and find friendship. Everyone made a prayer flag. Can you find yours?
Our Spiritual Space was blessed by Mr Cole.
Click on the link below to see the prayers we say during the school day.
As a Church of England Primary School we receive a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection through our Diocese every five years. An Inspector visits for the day to evaluate and grade specific areas that are linked to our school’s evaluation and development plan as follows:
- How distinctive and efective is the school as a Church School?
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the religious education?
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
It also checks that the school meets the statutory requirements for collective acts of worship and RE.
Nursling was last inspected in July 2016 and we received a ‘Good’ report. Please click on the report below for more details…