Ethos

Ethos Statement

Recognising the historic foundations, the schools will preserve and develop their religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The schools aim is to serve the community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

The Church

Ellingham is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school, and has traditionally maintained links with the church.

Although Woodton is not a Voluntary Controlled school, it has close links with the church and retain the traditions in the same way as Ellingham. Although the Ethos Statement above is written for Ellingham, it equally applies to Woodton.

In accordance with the most recent Education Act, assemblies and worship at the schools are firmly Christian based. The vicars from both parishes come in to school on a regular basis to take assembly and the children take part in services at the churches on special occasions like Christmas.  Parents who wish to withdraw their child from the devotional part of morning assembly are invited to discuss the matter with the Headteacher.