Our school prayer
O Lord, bless our school,that working together and playing together we may learn to serve you and to serve one another, for Christ's sake, Amen.
Collective worship provides opportunities for reflection, periods of quiet and calm, celebration of events during the Christian year, participation, discussion, listening to stories, using art to explore the Christian faith, drama and self-expression.
Local clergy are involved in collective worship and often lead beginning and end of term services, which are held in the church.
Many of our parents attend these services. We also hold regular thank you assemblies to members of the wider community who help in school. Parents/carers are very welcome to join us for assembly at 9.00am each day, apart from Thursdays, which is a class assembly.
Diocesan mission statement, specifically for church schools
The school aims to provide high quality education within the context of Christian belief and practice and to work in partnership with its community. Recognising its historic foundation the school will develop and preserve 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 encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its children.
The Diocese has also identified certain key values which are important for Church schools such as: Compassion, creation, endurance, forgiveness, justice, hope, friendship, humility, trust and wisdom.
At St. Nicholas we have chosen to focus on love, trust and hope as our key Christian values.