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St Peter's CE School
St Peter's CE School
‘Invite, Include, Imagine, Inspire’ Our values this term are: 'Koinonia' and 'Peace' Be devoted to one another in love. Romans 12:10 Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9 UN Rights of a Child Article 15: You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn't harmful to others

Being a Church School

The Church of England has a long and respected history of involvement of education.

Church of England schools are established primarily for the communities they are located in and were founded by parishes to serve the poorest children. They are inclusive and serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith.

You can read more about Church of England schools here.

RE

Religious Education is taught every week as a discrete subject.

We follow the RE syllabus that has been written by the Diocese of London called Every Child Matters to God and it has been designed to help children learn about religious and from religions.

Key religious concepts are taught through a thematic approach to the subject. Christianity and the key teachings of the Church of England are studied along with Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

Please see our RE Policy at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Collective Worship

Every day our school community comes together for collective worship. As a Church school our collective worship reflects the ethos of the school and the traditions of the Church of England while valuing the contribution of those of other faiths.

We encourage children to regard collective worship as a period of calm, respectful reflection: to be quiet and thoughtful, to listen carefully to the leader and to participate in prayer and songs if they feel able. We create a peaceful atmosphere by using music and candles and other elements that act as a focal point for the attention of the children.

Every day, a different member of staff or clergy leads our collective worship:

  • Monday worship is led by our Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher
  • Tuesday worship is led by the teachers
  • Wednesday worship is led by Father Henry our vicar
  • Thursday worship is led by The Senior Leadership team and the Music Teacher
  • Friday worship is where we celebrate achievement in the school from the past week. Once every term, each class also shares their learning at a Friday worship and parents are welcome to join us.

 

SIAMS

As well as being inspected by Ofsted, denominational schools have a further inspection under section 48 of the Education Act 2005. In Church of England/Church in Wales schools this is referred to as Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).
Our SIAMS inspection took place on Thursday 23rd October 2014. We had one inspector in school, who focused on the answers to four main questions.

  • 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 Religious Education?
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school

 

Our Church

 

As a school we work in close partnership with our church – St Peter’s Church, which is situated on Elgin Avenue W9.  St. Peter’s church is the sister church of St.Mary Magdalene’s.  Both churches together constitute the United Benefice of St.Mary Magdalene & St.Peter, Paddington.

The vicar, Father Henry Everett, is very much part of the school community and is always available to listen and encourage both children and staff.  Every Wednesday Father Henry leads the act of worship in the school. 

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