Church of England schools comprise 23% of all maintained schools in England and Wales.
The schools include infant, junior, primary, middle, all age secondary schools and academies. The Church does not currently run special schools, sixth form colleges or Further Education Colleges.
Church of England schools are established primarily for the communities they are located in. They are inclusive and serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith.
Church schools are recognised for their distinctive Christian ethos and the impact this has on standards and all round education. The proportions of Church schools regarded as 'outstanding' (by Ofsted) is much higher than the national norm and yet the Church schools are fully inclusive.
As a church school, our mission is:
To provide excellent, inclusive education to all our children within the context of Christian belief and practice.
• The whole child as a physical and spiritual being.
• All staff, both professional and support, and their contribution to our mission.
• The privilege of learning
• Equality of opportunity
• Parents as partners in their child's education
• Governors as co-workers in our mission
Recognising its historic foundation, this Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to nurture Christian children in their faith and serve the wider community of which they are a part.
We aim to: Nourish those of the faith; Encourage those of other faiths; Challenge those who have no faith.' St Margaret's is both a distinctly Christian and inclusive community. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith. It promotes Christian values and spiritual development through the experience it offers to all its pupils whilst being open to the diverse community it serves.
Our Christian Values:
The Christian values that underpin all we do at St Margaret's C of E Junior School are Kindness, Compassion, Love, Peace, Respect, Responsibility, Forgiveness, Honesty, Integrity, Justice [not for me but for all others], Hope [a belief that God is always there for us], Faith [respect of and for the faith of others.