We are a Church of England school - established on this site in the Victorian era to benefit the children of the parish who could not afford education. Our historic foundation is recorded in the school’s Trust Deed by Thomas Young (dated 1664) and established on its present site by Andrew Percival, George Henry Percival and Thomas Aris in 1897.
We are firmly rooted in the Christian principles that inspired those early Church schools and today we willingly and actively seek to serve an ever expanding, wide and diverse community.
Our values and mission are born from the Christian faith and that sense of duty to provide all children with a fair and equal start in life; but they are excellent virtues for any member of society to uphold, no matter what your belief system.
Based on our statement of spirituality, we believe that God can be felt in our school through the good in everyone and the work that we do. There is a tangible force for good moving through our school every day.
We believe that through the living out of our values and our core ethos of love (and therefore compassion) our children will leave us with the tools and the understanding of their mission to make this world a better place.
We are building what we value and everything we do is done with love - as we grow together in God's love.
We have built a happy, safe learning environment.
Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whatever your starting point, we will nurture you, so that you leave us knowing that you can change the world, as we grow together in God’s love.
Be watchful, stand firm, be courageous and let everything you do be done with love.
1 Corinthians 16: 13-14
Fostering a child's spiritual development means, for us at Pattishall CE Primary, enabling them to find a sense of peace. Giving them time to ground themselves and experience awe and wonder in the natural world.
It is also about offering quiet, reflective time - an opportunity for prayer in addition to our daily communal prayers.
We are developing Prayer Stations and Reflective Corners around school to allow children to chance to explore their spiritualty.
Everyone is welcome to our daily act of worship and reflection! 9.45am each day.
Our core value is love. But, each half term, we explore a new Christian value linked to our wider vision and values. On Tuesdays, our children lead Collective Worship:
2023 - 2024 Termly values and weekly themes
Autumn 1 - Thankfulness, beauty and appreciation
Autumn 2 - Trust and patience
Spring 1 - Perseverance, love and honesty
Spring 2 - Justice, humility and hope
Summer 1 - Service, peace and understanding
Summer 2 - Truthfulness, responsibility and tolerance
Week 1: Stories and biographies linked to the 9 Protected Characteristics
Week 2: Jean Pugh from Holy Cross
Class led worship based around the term's value - a new class each week.
Picture News - current affairs, reflected on from a Christian perspective
Termly visits from Rev Ian Forsyth from the Methodist Chapel
Week 1: BBC Teach Collective Worship
Week 2: Story Assemblies for the School Year
Termly Worship led by Leah from the Lighthouse Trust
Values in Practice - our ViP Awards are awarded to all children who have demonstrated our school values through their daily life: families welcome - Mrs McLean
Adult: Let everything we do be done with love...
Children: As we grow together in God's love.
This is our school.
Let love dwell here.
Let the rooms be filled with courage and perseverance.
Let kindness live here.
And let us remember that, as many hands build a house - so many thoughtful hearts build our school.