At Yapton CE Primary School we provide 'An Open Door To Learning'. Our vision states that:
- We learn for life
- We worship together
- We listen to each other
- We care for God's world
- We are one big family
Our Christain values undepin all that we do in school. Our values are
In keeping with statutory requirements, we provide an act of worship every day(whole school or Key Stage) which is broadly Christian in character. The children are taught Christian values and become familiar with the teachings in the Bible. There is a weekly hymn practice when the children are encouraged to enjoy sung worship. We are ably supported by regular visits from the clergy in our local churches. The main Christian festivals are celebrated in St Mary’s Church.
Religious Education (R.E.)
The children are taught about the main religions in the world – Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism – together with their religious festivals, customs and ways of worship. This is to encourage a respect for diversity and to strengthen understanding with members of other communities and cultures.
Parents wishing to withdraw their child from RE or collective worship can do so by contacting the Headteacher.
The Governors and Staff promote a very strong Christian ethos. Our Christian values have a very positive impact on the curriculum as well as on the whole life of the school. There is a strong focus on learning that underpins a culture of doing our best, taking responsibility, respect and care.
Yapton School is a Church of England VC (Voluntary Controlled) school. This means that there are important links between the school and the Church. The Christian Foundation of the school is important. We place a special value on our collective worship, Religious Education and developing the Christian ethos of the school.
Recognising our Church Foundation, the school preserves and develops its religious character in accordance with the Church at both parish and diocesan levels. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian beliefs and practice. The school promotes Christian values through the experiences it offers to all pupils.
The Governing Body of the school includes two Foundation governors because we are a Church controlled school and the Foundation governors represent the Anglican Church.