Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practices of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church and the Parish and the Diocese, bringing this character into the present day. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experiences it offers to all its pupils. As a church school we embed our Christian values into everyday learning and foster a respect for other people and their beliefs.
We are fully inclusive and look to equally serve those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith.
Within Blackpool Primary school, daily collective worship is an important element of every school day. Time for prayer and reflection is encouraged in our classrooms and throughout our school. Teachers and local church leaders lead assemblies which highlight the school’s Christian values. Links are made to connect the learning in Religious Education in the classroom with collective worship. The ‘Big Story’ image linked to the Understanding Christianity scheme of learning is central to collective worship. The school has strong links with the local church community and plans indicate that all children will visit the local church to deepen their learning every year (subject to this being possible due to Covid19 restrictions). Regular access to the ‘Christian library’ also supports children to develop their own spirituality.
The school Ethos group is also pinnacle to driving forward the Christian values of throughout the school. Each term focuses on the core school values of aspire (justice, love, service), flourish (friendship, forgiveness, kindness) and achieve (humility, perseverance and courage). The school also has an annual focus on respect, recognising the need for children ensure children to love their neighbour as themselves and respect the similarities and differences which exists between themselves and the wider global community. The Ethos cup is regularly awarded to celebrate and highlight pupils demonstrating our school Christian values successfully.