We are an Outstanding Church School (SIAMS)

Christian Ethos

Great Budworth Primary is a Voluntary Aided Church of England school. Through their time at our school, we hope that each pupil will gain a full understanding of the truths behind our school motto.

                                    "By God's grace, we learn to love and we love to learn"

Our pupils enjoy celebrating God's goodness to us in many ways and are encouraged to take an active role in our times of Collective Worship. We have a prayer box, and children become familiar with the Lord's Prayer, saying Grace before school meals and in praying at the end of each day.

We are proud of our links with the local and wider church. We regularly hold school services in the church at the end of School Lane - St Mary and All Saints.  Rev Alec Brown, the Vicar of St Mary's, often comes into school, both for assemblies and in his role as a Governor.  Church leaders from the local Methodist church, the Salvation Army and a large local Church of England church also visit the school regularly.

Our school comes under the Chester Diocese Board of Education.  With their support, we seek to ensure that all children achieve the best of which they are capable in a caring atmosphere that recognises the special gifts of each individual. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all is fostered within a Christian environment. Moral teaching is based firmly within the teaching of the Bible. We hope to enable children and their families to explore the truths of Christian faith, to develop spiritually and morally, and to have a basis for choice about Christian commitment. Our school is a place where the beliefs and practices of other faiths will always be respected.

Our Christian ethos also underpins our teaching and celebrations of traditional British culture.  Children learn to understand which festivals are Christian ones, through celebrating Easter, Christmas and Harvest in church, and the history behind other festivals such as Bonfire Night that are non-Christian.  The school thoroughly enjoys participating in local and national celebrations, such as the Diamond Jubilee, Royal Weddings and major sporting events.  All these occasions, together with teaching on some of the more significant festivals of other world religions, such as Diwali and Hanukkah, enable our pupils to have a respectful and enthusiastic understanding of the country in which they live.