Blundeston CEVCP School is a Church of England school, part of the Diocese of Norwich. The school was graded outstanding in our most recent SIAMS inspection. The school has an "undoubted Christian ethos that pervades all parts of school life" (Outstanding SIAMS Inspection Report, November 2015). We are an inclusive school that welcomes and respects all members of our school community. We follow the Suffolk R.E. Agreed Syllabus (the same as is followed in other Local Authority schools). This locally agreed syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.
Children take part in collective worship every day, either in classes, key stages or as a whole school community. The children are involved in planning and delivering the collective worship regularly.
The school has good links with our local church, St. Mary the Virgin, in Blundeston. Father Glen is available to greet parents on the gate on a Tuesday morning. He also supports the teachers' planning for collective worship each half-term, as well as delivering collective worship in school regularly.
Children visit the church at special times of the year, such as Christmas, Easter, Mothers' Day and during Harvest. They also visit the church to support their learning in R.E. There are 3 members of the Church community on our Governing Body (Foundation Governors). We also have strong links with other places of worship in our Diocese, such as Norwich Cathedral.
For further information about the Church, please visit their website at www.blundestonworship.co.uk.