Being a Church School

I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.

John 10:10

We are proud to be an open, inclusive, diverse church school at the centre of our community in Larkhill, where children are encouraged to shine brightly, to stand out.

St Michael’s aims to provide a challenging, yet nurturing, environment based on our Christian Values.  It is our responsibility as a Church of England school to provide the children with the building blocks of the Christian faith through the means of worship, prayer and familiarity with Scripture. Our children are challenged to think for themselves about the big questions that face the world today, within an environment which is accepting of other faiths and cultures.

 All the children in our care are children of God and are created in his likeness. God is love and he wants the best for his children.  He wants us to have life in all its fullness, and central to the Christian faith is the truth that he sent his Son to die for us so that we might be forgiven and by his grace receive eternal life, and to build a relationship with him of love and trust.  He never said that things would be easy, but that he is with us by his Spirit in whatever situations we find ourselves. As we grow in that relationship and allow his Spirit to work in our lives, we see the outworking of that in all we do, think and say.  Our values demonstrate qualities which we would find in that relationship.

Spirituality at St Michael’s

We nurture and celebrate each person within our school family; individuals are respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. Here at St Michael's, spirituality is where we 'grow the soul'. It is woven like a thread through our school enriching who we are. 

By creating meaningful moments, we aim to transform thoughts, actions and heighten awareness. Through providing an exciting, engaging and thought provoking curriculum we encourage children to explore, ask questions, reflect and grow as unique individuals. We want our pupils to go out from St Michael’s and shine brightly in their communities.