Christian Values in our school community

As a Church School, Christian values and ethos thread through everything we do and are central to our policies and practice. They are evident, in particular, in the school's emphasis upon good relationships, inclusion, spirituality, and enjoyment, and on each pupil using their individual gifts to the full.

We have a particular concern to be a community where all are appreciated and respected, where children are helped to reach their full potential, and where they are given a firm foundation for life.


Christian Values underpin our whole curriculum, allowing our children to develop the moral compass required to make positive choices in life:

  • respect and responsibility
  • creativity and service
  • self control and moderation
  • honesty and integrity
  • kindness and compassion
  • contentment and thankfulness
  • patience and perseverance
  • peace and humility
  • wisdom and justice
  • forgiveness and friendship
  • generosity and courage
  • hope and trust


At Gislingham, pupils take part in daily Collective Worship based around core Christian Values. These values are rooted in the Bible and are explored and developed appropriately so that they can be appreciated at all levels of understanding within the different age groups. Collective Worship is a joyful and spiritual time when the whole school community comes together.

To help us with Collective Worship we welcome regular visits from our ‘Open the Book’ team, who dramatise stories from the Bible with the children. We also enjoy worship led by a variety of guest speakers, including those from the local church.


Gislingham had a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) in January 2020 and was judged to be good.

Please click on the link for the report : SIAMS REPORT


Arrangements for the act of collective worship are made by the school in accordance with the requirements of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, as amended. Parents and carers may, if they so wish, withdraw their children from the arrangements for collective worship; such requests should be made to the headteacher in writing.


Collective Worship

As a Church of England school our daily acts of worship are Christian. Parents may withdraw their child from the daily act of worship but are encouraged to discuss this with the Headteacher.