Christian Values - embedded within our school ethos...

"St. Wilfrid's Primary School is an outstanding example of a Christian School. It provides a spiritual, caring and creative learning environment for the children through excellent teaching in RE and high quality provision for collective worship. There are strong reciprocal links with several churches in the village and Christian values are embedded in the life of the school."

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Our school has an active relationship with St. Wilfrid's Church - enjoying regular visits from the vicar and other members of the church community, as well as celebrating collective worship in church each half-term...

Many of our current and past pupils are keen participants in church groups. It was wonderful to support them with our school choir in St. Wilfrid's Church Youth Drama's recent production of the Biblical tale of Jonah.

Click here to see photographs of a recent lesson on Holy Communion, delivered by the vicar of St. Wilfrid's Church...

Our class 'Reflection Areas' are lovely spaces that provide the children with a  focus for contemplation; an opportunity to share and structure their thoughts and seek solutions for themselves and others.



Our school enjoys a great relationship with the local Baptist Church. The Baptist Minister, Mike Arnold, participates in our Wednesday Collective Worship and contributes to RE lessons in Y.4.

The 'Inside Out Puppet Theatre' visit several times a year and delight the younger years with their creative presentation of the Christian message.


It is good to maintain links with our local Methodist Church. Recently, our school choir visited, to, once again, entertain their 'Young at Heart' group.

The choir will also be singing at this year's Summer Garden Party.


St. Wilfrid's is a regular visitor to the Minster, through the 'Time Travelling' events as well as the Year 6 Church Schools' 'Leavers' Day'.

This year we are very excited to be welcoming the Southwell Minster 'Outreach Choir' who will be working with our Year 6 pupils.


Sue and Robin from the Riverside Church always receive the warmest of welcomes from the children when they come to deliver their half-termly worships. Pupils are always left with a thought to reflect upon and a message to take home.

We are delighted that St. Wilfrid's School was judged to be 'Outstanding' by its last the Statutory Anglican Schools Inspection...

For information about the inspection of Christian schools, please click here...

Recognising our historic foundations, at St. Wilfrid’s Church of England School we aim to preserve and develop our religious characteristics in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocese level.


We aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practices. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith.  In all aspects of school life, we seek to promote and develop the Christian values and attitudes of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, gentleness and self control (Galatians chapter 5, verses 22 and 23) through the experiences we offer all our pupils.

(Adapted from the proposed Church of England Schools ethos statement: Schools Standard and Framework Act 1998)