Charlton Church of EnglandPrimary School ‘Transforming lives through God’s embrace'

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Welcome toCharlton Church of EnglandPrimary School ‘Transforming lives through God’s embrace'

Spiritual Development

Spiritual Development 

Transforming lives through God’s embrace.

Charlton is a school of sanctuary. Our diversity is embraced in all its forms, thus enabling children to thrive spiritually in their own unique way through Worship, prayer and our enriched curriculum. As Jesus taught, we love, support and celebrate our whole community. Our mission to widen horizons, nurture and challenge enables our children to become global citizens, who strive to make a positive impact on our world.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you” John 13:34

What is spiritual development?

In keeping with our Christian Vision, we recognise that we are all created in God’s image and have a spiritual dimension to our existence. We nurture this through the academic rigour we bring to our work and through our passion to help children and adults to flourish and achieve their God given potential. Through this, they are transformed into well-rounded young people who reflect our Christian Values: who can listen, who are able share, who are thoughtful, who are patient, who are able to forgive and who are encouraging to others.


Spiritual development differs from person to person and is a very personal experience. For this reason, it is difficult to put into words. Spirituality concerns a person’s relationship with themselves, with others, with God (or the transcendent), and with nature and the environment. Spirituality is not the same as having a religion or faith; a person can be spiritual without having a particular faith.