St. James’ and Ebrington School is a church school where the Christian faith lies at the heart of all we do. We aim to develop the potential of every member of our school – socially, mentally, spiritually and physically.
We treat others with understanding and respect.
Rooted in our Christian understanding of life in its fullness, NCSF schools are safe aspirational learning communities where all are nurtured and cherished to shine and flourish as lights in the world.
North Cotswolds School Federation
Each term we have a Christian value which we focus on. This is the same value across all of our Federation schools so that we may learn about them together. The value for the term is displayed in each of our classrooms and forms a cornerstone of our Class and Whole-School Worship.
This half term we will be focusing on the value 'TRUTHFULNESS'. Have a look at the home/school values sheet to look at ways in which you may talk to your child about this at home.
The role of the Worship Committee is to help our school evaluate Collective Worship and find ways to develop its Christian character. We also want to make sure there are special areas, both inside and out, where people can reflect and have the opportunity to be spiritual. We want to support our school as we develop our different values each term.
St James’ and Ebrington C of E Primary School, we attend collective worship each day.
We explore our current value through the following worships:
- worship led by Reverend Craig Bishop, Church Youth Worker Amy Todd or Curate Jay Niblett
- Whole School Songs of Praise
- 'Open the Book' (fortnightly) or Whole-School Worship
– Class Collective Worship
- Celebration Worship and Gold Book
Our Worship Committee begin the assembly with our worship call and response, they recognise the symbolism of the candle, cross and Bible as the Trinity, and finish all collective worships with reflection of our value and our school prayer.
Throughout the year, each Class will deliver their own special worship to the school, parents and community around that term's current Christian value. We also hold special worships such as our Pebble worship and Leavers' Service, as well as celebrating Christian events such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter.