Staplegrove as a Church School
The teaching staff are in sympathy with the Christian faith as expressed by the Church of England and we maintain close links with our local church, St Johns and with the Diocese of Bath and Wells.
As a Church School, we are keen to promote a Christian ethos within our community and to give the children some insight into the spiritual dimension of life.
Our school logo depicts the Tree of Life, as described in the Bible (Revelation Chapter 22, Verse 2), with its 12 crops of fruit to sustain the inhabitants of the new Jerusalem, and its leaves for the Healing of the Nations.
This is taught in accordance with the LA Agreed Syllabus. We also use Diocesan guidelines as available to Church Schools. We aim to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity and some of the other major religions. We also hope to assist pupils in their personal search for meaning and purpose in life through the explorations of human experiences, spirituality, beliefs and values.
There is an act of worship each day and its pattern and purpose reflect the Christian foundation and character of the school. The arrangements for daily worship are varied. Religious festivals and some celebrations may take place in the local church, St Johns.
Under the provisions of the education Reform Act in 1988, all parents have a right to withdraw their child from the school’s daily act of collective worship and from Religious Education. Any parent wishing to withdraw a child from these elements of the curriculum should make a written request through the Headteacher after a meeting.