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Christian Distinctiveness

Our Church schools have a distinctively Christian character and ethos. This page contains materials to help school leaders and governors to develop that character in their schools. 

Christian Values and British Values (DOCX)

Christmas Giving Schemes 2017 (DOCX)

Developing School and Parish Links (DOCX)


Below are the Power Points and ideas used in the opening worship at our termly Heads and Chairs meetings.

They may be suitable for use in school with staff and governors or with the ​pupils following some adaptation. Please feel free to adapt them as you require.

1 Corinthians 13 for Teachers by Rupert Kaye (DOCX)

Opening Worship Candle Prayers (PPTX)

Opening Worship Puzzle Prayers (PPTX)

Below are some of the presentations given by schools about projects, activities or aspects of school life that contribute to their distinctively Christian character.

Celebrating Pause Day Outside (PPTX)

Peace Day at Rowledge Primary School (PPTX)

Prayer Spaces at The Holme CE Primary (PPTX)

Pupil Worship Committees Summer 2015 (PPTX)


Prayer Spaces are an effective way of ​giving children and young people the opportunity for prayer and reflection in a creative way.  They work well with young children in infant schools and with students in secondary schools and colleges. They are effective for children with a personal  Christian faith, other faiths or no faith.

More information about setting up and running a prayer space can be found on the Prayer Spaces in Schools website.

Hints and Tips for Setting up a Prayer Space in Your School (DOCX)

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“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;

it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

Matthew 13:31

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