Church of England
We are very proud to be a Church of England Primary School and uphold the Church of England's vision for education:
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
More information about the vision for education can be found here:
As a Church of England School we have close links with the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education. More information can be found here: https://www.leicester-dbe.com/
Links with the Church
As a Church of England school, we value our links with our local parish church of St Mary's, Coleorton.
Members of the church are governors at the school, and regularly lead worship, as well as supporting the school across the curriculum. We partner with the church in acts of loving service to our community, especially at harvest, when we support the local foodbank, and at Christmas when we sing at the senior citizens' Christmas tea!
The church family at St Mary's make children and young people a priority, especially at their monthly 'Messy Church' - a fun, informal gathering where children and their parents or carers learn about the Christian faith through glitter, glue (hence the 'Messy'), singing and drama. Messy Church meets at school on the fourth Sunday of every month at 3.30pm and is a warm, welcoming community. The team are looking forward to leading in-person, in-school gatherings from the beginning of the new academic year. For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst the church family begin to gather again after lockdown, they are holding some services online and some in St Mary's itself. They describe themselves as 'informal, welcoming and quirky - with room for everyone - and wonderful music'. If you have any queries about St Mary's then Revd Mary, the vicar, would love to hear from you. Please email her email@example.com