Providing a loving, nurturing and distinctively Christian environment is central to our ethos as a Church Aided School. Our school family has strong relationships with Charlton Church which helps children grow spiritually as they gain experience of worship and deepen their understanding of God’s love. Our Harvest, Christmas and Easter services are important times where the whole school community gathers to reflect and give thanks, and parents are warmly welcomed.
As a Christian School we seek to follow the teachings and example of Jesus. The structure of our Collective worship is taken from the Diocese of Canterbury. In our daily collective worship we gather together, and enable children to engage with the Gospel and Bible stories. We encourage children to become actively involved with leading collective worship, through songs, music, prayer and drama. We enable children to deepen their spiritual life by giving them time to reflect and respond to the message they have heard. We send them back into the school and wider community with the expectation that they will seek to apply what they have learned.
RE is separate from the National Curriculum because the syllabus is agreed locally by the County. The REact Kent Agreed Syllabus 2007 for religious education provides a broad and balanced RE curriculum.
The school is a member of Aquila, the Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust. Click here to visit the Aquila website.