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Church of England Religious Ethos

Temple Grafton School is a voluntary Church of England school founded by the Church of England in 1874. The school maintains its close links with St Andrew’s Church in Temple Grafton and its Parish.

We believe a Church school is distinctive and inclusive; everyone is important to us. We offer the full National Curriculum. In addition there is a sense of belonging to a family within our school. We teach forgiveness, encouragement and respect for each other. We take time to search for the truth and will try to offer help and support to those who need it.

The school have an opportunity for daily collective worship. We also have assemblies conducted by the Parish Vicar and other visiting preachers from Church of England, Methodist and Baptist denominations. Harvest, Christmas and Easter festivals are celebrated in St Andrew’s Church. The school community are very welcome to join us for these special services.

Every Friday afternoon at 2.45 – 3.20 p.m. we hold a Celebration Assembly in the school hall when we celebrate special events during our school week. Children may bring in certificates (by 9am every Friday) that they have been awarded for activities they participate in outside school, these will be presented to them during assembly.  Every class teacher will also identify a pupil who will be awarded a ‘Star of the Week’ the certificate to acknowledge a special achievement they have made during their time in school that week.  Parents and the school community are also made very welcome to join us during these celebrations.

Should parents wish to withdraw their children from assembly and Religious Education lessons they may discuss the situation with the Headteacher.

We are proud of our foundation as a Church School.