There’s something special about Christian schools that make them popular with pupils, parents and staff.

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, explains that the ethos of church schools runs deep: “A Christian school is one in which the atmosphere has that kind of openness about it, that sense that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow, need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not.

“It doesn’t necessarily mean than everyone involved has to share the same theology or philosophy. It doesn’t mean that everyone knows that they have this relationship with God, and is consciously working at it. But a Christian school is one in which the entire atmosphere is pervaded by the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.”

We are delighted to share some examples of work by our pupils which exemplify these Christian values for schools. You can find out more about the values on the Church of England’s website www.christianvalues4schools.org.uk and the Diocese of St Albans Board of Education website www.stalbanseducation.org.uk.



We teach religion all day long

We teach it in arithmetic by accuracy

We teach it in language by learning to say what we mean—

    yea, yea or nay, nay

We teach it in history by humanity

We teach it in geography by breadth of mind

We teach it in handicraft by thoroughness

We teach it in astronomy by reverence

We teach it by manners to one another, and by truthfulness

    in all things.

We teach pupils to build the Church of Christ out of the actual

    relationships in which they stand to their teachers and their

    school fellows.