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St Francis Xavier School

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Vision and Values

As a church school, our aim is to develop in each child a love of God and a love of our neighbours. We do this by striving to develop the talents and potential of everybody to the full and treating everyone – both in school and the wider community – with care and respect.

We are extremely proud of our pupils, who are excellent ambassadors.

The joint faith nature of the school is an essential part of our culture and our community is supported by two denominational chaplains. In addition to the weekly schedule of class and school assemblies, full Christian acts of worship take place throughout the year. All pupils take part in at least two Eucharistic services annually, one Catholic and one Anglican, when all children receive either communion or a blessing in line with the respective church traditions. Christmas, Easter and the end of the school year are celebrated with whole school liturgies involving many of the pupils in the delivery of readings and prayers. A voluntary Eucharistic service is held each week and is well attended. Our philosophy is that coming together at these times helps us grow personally and develop a love of our neighbour that we can take from school into our homes and the wider community. Children of other faith backgrounds are very welcome within our school, and this sharing of common beliefs and  recognition of differences is a quality we hope will develop in our pupils into a tolerance, understanding and respect for all.

“The Christian mission of the school, ‘Love of God’ and ‘Love of Neighbour’ is simply expressed, powerfully used and widely understood. It inspires every aspect of school life.” Section 5 inspection

Vision and Values

As a church school, our aim is to develop in each child a love of God and a love of our neighbours. We do this by striving to develop the talents and potential of everybody to the full and treating everyone – both in school and the wider community – with care and respect.

We are extremely proud of our pupils, who are excellent ambassadors.

The joint faith nature of the school is an essential part of our culture and our community is supported by two denominational chaplains. In addition to the weekly schedule of class and school assemblies, full Christian acts of worship take place throughout the year. All pupils take part in at least two Eucharistic services annually, one Catholic and one Anglican, when all children receive either communion or a blessing in line with the respective church traditions. Christmas, Easter and the end of the school year are celebrated with whole school liturgies involving many of the pupils in the delivery of readings and prayers. A voluntary Eucharistic service is held each week and is well attended. Our philosophy is that coming together at these times helps us grow personally and develop a love of our neighbour that we can take from school into our homes and the wider community. Children of other faith backgrounds are very welcome within our school, and this sharing of common beliefs and  recognition of differences is a quality we hope will develop in our pupils into a tolerance, understanding and respect for all.

“The Christian mission of the school, ‘Love of God’ and ‘Love of Neighbour’ is simply expressed, powerfully used and widely understood. It inspires every aspect of school life.” Section 5 inspection

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