St Edward's Church of England Academy

Collective Worship

Our Vision:

Life in all its fullness (John 10:10)

Jesus said ‘I have come that you may have life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). He calls us to a full life in mind, body, heart and spirit. Therefore we believe the purpose of education is to nurture and enable every child to thrive and to be the person they are fully capable of being.

Our curriculum for life in all its fullness is designed to equip children to be curious and confident independent learners but also responsible, resilient and caring citizens in their community. As they leave St Edward’s Academy, we want every child to be ready to take on the next steps in their journey to adulthood with a love of learning, positive attitudes and a rounded set of values and skills to guide them.

We recognise that the curriculum encompasses everything children experience at school. Whilst our curriculum will promote high standards and accelerate academic progress, it is also about uncovering and nurturing the talents within each child, developing core values and virtues, growth mindsets and essential skills for life. Learning is closely linked to our emotions, we learn best when we feel safe and happy, so as we state in our Aims, the curriculum is also about promoting happiness and fun!

A Christian School for all  

The school has a proud Christian heritage and our new worship spaces bring the whole community together or regular worship and glorious music. The new school chapel has been placed at the heart of the school and its prominent position is a reminder of the spiritual dimension to life. Everyone in the school community is invited to share in its activities.

Our multi-faith prayer room provides an area of peace and quiet for reflection, meditation or prayer for those wishing to use it.  

Our Chaplaincy team, led by Father David Simpson, is always ready to discuss matters of faith and belief and to explore spiritual life. The team is available to all students, staff and parents/carers, regardless of religious affiliation to provide pastoral and spiritual care or just a listening ear.  

St Edward’s Academy is a Christian school for students of all faiths and none. 

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