Being A Church School

Being a Church School
In a previous inspection a child summed up what it means to be part of Stoborough School, when he said ‘We are just like one big family really.’

At Stoborough we are not just a school we are one big family; God’s family and everyone is valued. Our core Christian values are at the heart of all we do for the children and with the children. A Stoborough pupil is;

Thoughtful, Honest, Fair and Kind.

Thoughtful: Philippians 2:4 Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Honest: 1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.”

Fair: Hebrews 6:10 God is always fair. He will remember how you helped his people in the past and how you are still helping them. You belong to God, and he won’t forget the love you have shown his people.

Kind: Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

We actively encourage children to think deeply and ask challenging questions. This is an important part of our whole curriculum (not just in RE).

We strive to develop spiritual/ emotional intelligence in our children by providing them with opportunities to think about themselves as spiritual beings, as well as others, the world and beyond. We have a well-developed a mindfulness programme and feel it is important that the children develop the skill of quiet reflection and the ability to sit and be still in a world with ever increasing pressures and demands.

You will find prayerful places inside and a spiritual garden in our beautiful grounds, if you visit our wonderful school.
Being a church school means that every day there is a meaningful act of Christian worship either in the school hall or in the classrooms where children come together as a whole school, a key stage or a class to observe the traditions of The Church of England.

At Stoborough we have developed a close relationship with The Lady St Mary Church in Wareham as well as Emmanuel Baptist Church and we work together to provide worship opportunities, extra- curricular activities as well as journey days for the children across the whole school. We enjoy celebrating the major Christian festivals together and the pupils have frequent opportunities to visit our local church.

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