What exactly does this mean?
Every person in our school community is recognised as a child of God; so it is not the words alone of our Mission statement that signify St. Hild’s as a Church of England school, but the reality of our daily life together. Our core Christian values of Care, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility and Equality underpin every aspect of school life. Students can expect to:
- Receive an excellent education based on Christian beliefs and values – distinct beliefs and values underpin the education which takes place here every day. Core Values
- Encounter what it is to worship and live as a Christian – all students gather in year groups for collective worship, a period of calm reflection with the opportunity for prayer.
- Learn that it is better to serve than be served – we embrace not only our many charitable endeavours but seek to serve the wider community. Supporting others and sharing God's love is a vital aspect of life at St. Hild's.
- Develop their full God-given potential – we have high expectations of all our students, and they are encouraged to have high and increasing expectations of themselves, gradually taking personal responsibility for making the very most of their individual abilities.
- Develop a sound basis for their own life choices – each day begins with a 'Thought for the Day' to discuss as a group. Thinking and reasoning skills are developed, also self-awareness, and students are continually challenged to take decisions for themselves, wisely taking support from those around them.
Many faith communities are represented at St. Hild's; however it is not necessary for students or their families to be practising members of the Church of England or any other faith.
All students study a programme of Religious Education enabling them to understand and respect all the world’s major religions.
Students in all year groups have the opportunity to become involved in leading acts of collective worship.