'Pupils at Church Hill Junior School are encouraged to ‘let your light shine’. They are taught about how to become caring, responsible and respectful members of their school community. Leaders have high expectations of what they can achieve, both academically and personally. The result is a happy, calm and purposeful learning environment where pupils flourish.' OFSTED, Jan 2022
At Church Hill Church of England Junior School, we see the education of children as a blessing and a joy. Our warmly Christian ethos is founded in care, compassion and a commitment to serving our community through our vision, “Let your light shine,” (Matthew 5:16).
Here at Church Hill, we have many families of different faiths and none. Diverse world views are welcomed, respected and cherished. We aim to prepare our children to be global citizens and to be advocates for positive change in the world, our culture is deeply rooted in seven Christian values of Courage, Fairness, Kindness, Koinonia, Responsibility, Thankfulness and Truthfulness. Through these values, as well as the five British values of Democracy, Mutual Respect, Individual Liberty, Tolerance and the Rule of Law, we invite our school community to explore Christianity, their own spiritual development and the meaning of faith.
The importance of collective worship and prayer is central to this. We have our own unique name for collective worship – our Get Togethers – and children proudly plan and lead these. We take delight in learning through a broad and balanced curriculum with inspirational teaching, and we are passionate about the pursuit of wisdom. We believe academic excellence is equal and complementary to strong development of character. Our aspiration is that our school will shine locally, nationally and internationally through transforming the lives of young people and serving the common good.