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Our Christian Values

St Botolph’s Primary School Ethos and Values

 Collective Worship Co-ordinator - Miss Sarah Beckett
Collective Worship Governor - Rev. Mark Thomson

St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School’s aim is to love life, embrace challenges and be the best we can. Our school vision states:


'Through our commitment to Christian values and secure relationships we will nurture, support and empower each other.'

Every child at our school is valued and encouraged. We recognise that all children have potential and do our best to provide a caring, supportive environment in which they can learn and develop. 

We are a church school - what does that mean?
As a church school, St Botolph's aims to develop its religious character by taking into account the principles of the Church of England and promoting Christian Values through the experiences that we offer to all our pupils.
Our Christian Values
Our values are taken from the Bible and they are at the heart of our school. At St Botolph's we embrace the following Christian Values. 

 - Compassion

 - Friendship

 - Truthfulness

 - Thankfulness

 - Perseverance

 - Respect


For some ideas about supporting this Christian Value at home, please see the links at the bottom of the page.


Our Acts of Collective Worship
Our daily acts of Christian Collective Worship play a central role in the life of St Botolph’s. They provide us with valuable opportunities to reflect upon our Christian Values and ethos. It offers important opportunities to strengthen our sense of community, belonging and inclusiveness and to reinforce the respect and care we have for each other. Through collective worship we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of those present.

We regularly have Worships led by members of the Sleaford Clergy as well as New Life Church.


Here at St Botolph's we work in partnership with St Botolph's Church and our vicar Reverend Mark Thomson.

Reverend Mark

On a Friday we enjoy our whole school celebration assembly where 2 children from each class receive certificates, a Headteacher's Award to celebrate outstanding learning and a Christian Values award for a child that has been going 'above and beyond' in demonstrating one of our school values. We also award certificates for children taking part in Accelerated Reader and Times Tables Rockstars Challenges. 
Each year we hold a Harvest, Christingle, Christmas, Easter and Leaver's Service. These services are led by the children with input from the local church.  
Our Christian School

  • Our school entrance hall clearly displays the Christian symbols that encapsulate our school including a large cross and reflective paintings. We also have wall art showing our church.
  • Each classroom has an area for Christian spiritual reflection and a Cross designed by the children. The value for the term is displayed in each classroom.
  • The centrepiece of our wonderful atrium is a font. We display objects on our font to remind us of our Christian Value. Our Christian Values are also shown through some beautiful wall art.
  • Our school hall, where we meet for Worship has a large, colourful cross and artefacts such as a candle used to aid worship. We also have Wall Art representing The Creation Story and Noah's Ark.
  • We use cloths to represent the liturgical calendar and mark important times in the church year.

Christian Values Awards


Each week, as part of our Friday Celebration Assembly, we hand out a Christian Values Award. School staff choose children from each class who have really 'lived out' a particular Christian Value that week. Well done to all of the children - you make us so proud!


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