Dear Lord This is our school. Let peace dwell here. Let all our rooms be full of happiness, respect and friendship. Let love be in our hearts With kindness and compassion for all. Let us remember In learning together, We grow together And succeed together. Amen
Our children and wider school community have taken ownership of our Christian distinctiveness and chosen the values of respect, endurance and friendship to guide the children through their primary school years.
At our school we pride ourselves in delivering a high quality and engaging Religious Education curriculum. In our current world climate, the ability to reflect on our own and other cultures and beliefs is vitally important. Our aim is to develop well rounded and informed young religious thinkers. This year we are building on our launch of the ‘Understanding Christianity’ program. This material ensures that we are delivering an interesting, engaging and high quality curriculum. It combines arts and crafts activities, with reflective written work, to inspire our children.
As a church school we ensure that while the majority of our curriculum is based on Christianity we want our children to explore the beliefs and cultures of other societies, both nationally and internationally. One of our church values is respect. Through our curriculum we discuss world religions, teaching that what other cultures believe deserves our respect and understanding. Throughout your child’s journey at Bishops Lydeard Church School they will be immersed in the teaching of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.
We understand that parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship and religious education. If a parent wishes to consider this option, please speak to the Headteacher.
Bishops Lydeard Church School has made collective worship an integral part of school life. Daily, children are challenged with new thoughts and ideas through the use of varied assemblies and collective worship themes. Teachers are encouraged to develop their own spiritual and moral reflection by leading collective worship which in turn develops our children. We ensure that dynamic, motivated members of the local church community are used to open children’s eyes to the reality of the Christian faith outside the school walls. St Mary’s Church come into school twice a term to perform ‘Open the Book’ assemblies, which the children love.
As a church school we are inspected, in addition to the Ofsted inspections , to ensure that our school is providing education for our children that has distinctively Christian Character. Below are the last reports for our school.