At Stutton CoE, our vision is that we are an inclusive Church school, helping each child to flourish and achieve their very best academically and holistically in a nurturing and creative environment, underpinned by our Christian values and supported by the church and the wider community.
At Stutton Church of England School, we greatly value our link with the Church and the local Diocese. We work alongside them to ensure that we offer a spiritual dimension to the lives of young people, within the traditions of the Church of England. We celebrate that Stutton Church of England Primary school has had close links with the Christian Church since 1836.
Whilst Stutton Primary is a Church of England school we are inclusive and serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, of other faiths and of no faith. All church schools, however, must offer ‘.... an opportunity to encounter and meet with God’ (Diocesan policy on collective worship).
All schools, regardless of their affiliation or not to a specific religion, have a responsibility to teach Religious Education. The Church of England website states that 'In Church of England schools, where pupils and staff come from all faiths and none, Religious Education (RE) is a highly valued academic subject that enables understanding of how religion and beliefs affect our lives. At the heart of RE in Church Schools is Christianity, but pupils also learn about and are taught to respect other faiths and world views. Therefore, our teaching of RE at Stutton is predominantly Christian but also covers other world religions. When teaching any set of beliefs, we ensure that pupils are made clear that this is what Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs etc., believe, and we respect each other. Equally, when conducting religious worship, we give pupils a choice to join in the prayer or reflect on the words and message. We respect and value differences in opinions.
We place a great deal of importance on encouraging Christian values at school - values that we believe will help create academically, emotionally and socially successful children and adults. This focus on specific values is an excellent strength of the school and something that we hold in great importance. We use our values to promote positive behaviours and attitudes at the school. Pupils receive 'ClassDojo' points that are linked to the school values. Each of these values are linked to a specific colour, which is reflected in the rainbow on our school logo.