Great Kimble is a Church of England School and an academy of the Great Learners Trust. Our school enjoys strong links with the local church and our RE teaching follows the Diocesan scheme of work from the Oxford Diocesan Trust.
We believe that RE develops in pupils a sense of community and belonging. It helps the children to grow, share, understand and respectfully challenge, and be challenged by, people of different lifestyles, beliefs and practices.
Collective worship is a regular feature of the school day where the children come together to listen to each other. say a prayer and enjoy singing songs they learn. Each half term, collective worship focuses on one of our six school values and our children develop their thinking about the value and what it means for them. Children regularly help to plan the worship and lead the responses.
Every 5 years the school receives an Inspection known as the Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools. In November 2016 we were graded ‘Outstanding’ in our SIAMS inspection and are very proud of this achievement. The inspector highlighted:
‘This warm and welcoming Christian family community is firmly based on biblical teaching and the Christian values of thankfulness, respect, forgiveness and endurance. Consequently, Great Kimble’s young pupils daily live out these Christian values at home and school.’ You can read the full report by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
Our children participate in, and contribute to, Wednesday Worship every month at St Nicholas’ Church. This occurs at 9.00am and lasts approximately 25 minutes. All parents and their families are invited to attend, and coffee is provided after for any families wishing to stay and socialise.
Respect is given to the individual faith of the child and their parent(s) or carer(s). Children of all other faiths and those of none are welcome at our school.
We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious education lessons and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) lessons reinforce messages of respect and tolerance for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within school.