Church and Religious Education
Our Christian ethos is evident throughout our school; this page offers an insight into the nature of our Distinctive Christianity.
Our church is St Peter's in Stanion village. Rev'd Heather Lowe is our vicar and we enjoy Heather delivering Worship in school.
The root of the ethos of Stanion Church of England Primary School is based on the two commandments in Saint Matthew’s Gospel.
‘Love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
‘Love your neighbour as yourself’
Our Vision - Love, Inspire, Flourish, Embrace LIFE
Recognising its historic foundation, the 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 ethos of a school is tenuous and intangible - however there are many ways in which this vital element can be fostered.
Children - each child should know that she or he is valued for her or his individual worth. They should develop a mutual esteem of others based on acceptance and trust.
Behaviour - there should be an agreed behaviour standards that children, staff and parents accept and share together.
Staff - It is vital that all staff feel they are valued for the part they play in the life of the school - positive selfesteem will engender mutual respect and understanding.
Governors - The school governors make every effort to get involved in the life of the school - to build up relationships with children, staff and parents.
Parents - the school is committed to an open partnership with parents.
Church - The church is recognised as the prime spiritual resource as well as a physical resource.
Local Community - The school aims to serve its community by developing strong links and by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.
Wider Issues - Children should be encouraged to have a world view of the planet we live on and its challenges.
Our Church Council 2021-2022
SIAMS School Report - Please see below or follow the link to view our most recent Church Inspection report.
Projects in St Peter's Church
Courageous Advocacy Project
At Stanion Church of England Primary School, all the children have been a part of an exciting project that has led to a wonderful Art Gallery that has been shared with the whole school community.
It began with the Church Council considering some changes that could be made to help our environment. They created some artwork to inspire everyone to think about making small changes, and shared these messages around the school.
The children decided that we could share environmental messages very powerfully through artwork. Mrs Leighton and Mrs Ettridge worked together to help the children to develop art skills at the same time as encouraging everyone to think about the importance of caring for our planet. The children helped to plan an Art Gallery event for the whole school. Every child in the school produced a beautiful piece of artwork, based on endangered creatures around the world. They recycled old materials to create collage backgrounds, and used their sketching skills to draw the creatures, with each group showing such skill.
The project has involved so many within the school community, and the governors on the Ethos Committee have been so proactive in enabling the project to have such impact. The wonderful artwork has been sold to parents for a small donation and this money will go to the Ukraine Appeal.
Please read the Courageous Advocacy report below for further information.