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Life As A Church School

Our Federation consists of Bursledon Church of England Controlled Infant School and Bursledon Church Affiliated Junior School

 Our Infant school is Church of England Controlled which means that it is Local Authority Maintained and receives no funding from the church, but it has foundation governors from the Anglican church community as part of its Governing Board.  It is also subject to routine inspections by the diocese. The Junior School is affiliated to the Church of England and both schools share the same Christian vision, values and ethos. Click here to read in more detail about how we apply our Christian Values into everyday practice at Bursledon.  Many of our policies and practices are based on our Christian values - a good example of this would be our behaviour policy which you can click here to view.  The Federation also has an active Christian Union group with a band of Bursledon Bible Explorers - follow our activities on our webpage.

 

 

St Leonard's Church is one of two churches that lie within our parish. The other, St Paul's is also only a short walk from our schools

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Our latest SIAMS inspection report
 

What is a Church of England School? Click here to read our information leaflet or watch the video from the diocese below.

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'Church schools' are described by the Church of England on their own website as being 'inclusive and serving equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith'. Church schools serve the people and community of the locality. A church school is a community where everyone is educated in heart and soul as well as mind. 

We enjoy good links with the local community church - Bursledon Parish. Our church team, headed by Rev John Pawson, lead worship in both the schools, as well as leading the school in worship when they visit the church. This link will take you to Bursledon Parish website where you will find out more information about how they serve our local community and how you can take an active part in this.

As Church schools, the teaching of RE is an especially important part of our curriculum. Use this link to take you to our RE Policy and further information on how this is taught in our Federation.

 Below you will find links to the Church Year Calendar for each term.

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         SPRING TERM

 

 

        SUMMER TERM

 

 

In our school we have 'Reflection areas' in every classroom which enable children to   spend time at any point in the day to reflect, sit and stop. They have the opportunity to  take a prayer pebble and say a prayer and then place it into the basket on the table. We  have class monitors in each class who take special care of our reflection areas to ensure  they are kept clean, tidy and allow each and everyone of us to use.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In each of the year group shared spaces we have a 'Prayer area' and this enables pupils to write their own prayers and hang from the tree. Each of the prayers are then taken into Collective Worship in the hall or in the classroom if the children chose to do this. It is a way in which we can focus on the thoughts, feelings and prayers outside of the collective worship moment and continue it throughout the rest of the day.  Every few weeks we remove some of the prayers from each shared Prayer area and move them into the main tree in the reception area. 

 

 We invite children to learn the Lord's Prayer during their time with us. Each year group has their own 'end of the day prayer' that they also share within their classrooms. We invite children to pray during collective worships - or at anytime they wish during the school day. 

                                                                

 

 

To commemorate Remembrance Day this year, our Head boy Rhydian and Head girl Isobel laid class poppy wreaths at St Leonard's church and read the famous poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae.

 

See the video below to watch their reading.

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Remembrance Day 2021

 

Look at our Harvest Celebrations from October 2021 - The first time many of our pupils took the journey to St Leonard's Church. We shared in two services for the Infants & Juniors and gave donations to Hound Food Bank. It was a really special day. 

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