St Barnabas C of E Primary School

The Christian life of our school


Partnership between school and church

We work closely with Wendy, who is from St Mary's and St Barnabas Church, Humberstone. This is our partner church. We work with them to ensure that our children receive both a great education and the spiritual guidance that will help them to change our school Christian values into personal virtues to support them in all aspects of their life.


Collective Worship

Collective Worship is a really important part of our daily life at school. It is the unique heartbeat of the school and is offered as part of a wider opportunity for pupils and adults to encounter faith by engaging in conversations about God, both as individuals and together.

It sets the tone for each day and each week, and centres on one of our Christian values each week. We aim to be inclusive, invitational and inspiring. 

Monday - Led by Mr Nash, our headteacher. This introduces the Christian value of the week through a story, and may include things happening that week or in the world around us (such as charity events that week, large sporting events or important stories in the news)

Tuesday - Led by a class teacher, this also explores the value of the week through a story or other means.

Wednesday - Led by trained children, who work together with staff to show the value of the week in some way that they think children will enjoy.

Thursday - Led by Wendy (from our partner church) or another , who base their Collective Worship on the value of the week.

Friday - Led by a member of the senior leadership team, this celebrates what the children have achieved, concentrating on our Christian values and how children have shown them in action

Throughout the year, special acts of worship to celebrate the liturgical year are held, such as Harvest, Advent and Easter.


Prayer or reflection area

Each classroom in the school has a prayer or reflection area which contains things to help them think, reflect or pray.

They give children the opportunity for a quiet time to think, reflect or pray.


Christian books

Each class has a selection of Christian faith books for the children to enjoy, and to offer guidance and things to think about throughout the day.


A-cross the world trail

We are working with St Mary's and St Barnabas Church to produce a whole-school 'cross trail'. This exciting trail will see crosses from around the world hung around school to allow children to learn (through the differences in crosses) some of the similarities and differences in Christianity around the world.


Christianity in and across the curriculum

We are currently reviewing and improving our curriculum, and a large part of this is making sure our uniquely Christian vision and values are an important part of the curriculum.


Charity links

We raise money for a selection of charities throughout the year, such as Children in Need, Comic Relief/Sport Relief and more local charities.

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