Religious Life

Religious Life- Our Vision!


  This is based on Corinthians chapter 12. ‘Truly, God put the parts in the body as he wanted them. He made a place for each one of them. And so there are many parts, but only one body. All of you together are the body of Christ.’

This vision statement flows into the school’s mission statement. It is established and promoted at all levels and is highly successful in enabling pupils and adults to flourish.


‘St. Andrew’s is a Methodist Controlled Primary School.  We provide an excellent education in a Christian context from a firm Christian base.  Although our roots lie in Methodism we welcome children of different religions and cultural backgrounds.  We are committed to the highest achievement possible for the children in our charge and, in working with children, we welcome the partnership with parents and the local authority and involvement in the local community.’

We aim to teach, support and encourage each other recognising and developing the gifts God has given us all.

The vision and values are at the core of all school policies– ones particularly pertinent to religious life can be found below.

Collective Worship policy-DOWNLOAD

Religious Education policy- DOWNLOAD

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education policy- DOWNLOAD

Pastoral Support policy- DOWNLOAD

Behaviour policy- DOWNLOAD

Mental Health and Well-Being policy- DOWNLOAD

Sex and Relationships Education policy- DOWNLOAD


Collective Worship

Our daily act of collective worship is central to the life of the school and valued as a peaceful and special time of day. It is inclusive and invitational and children are able to respond individually to opportunities for reflection and prayer. All children from Reception to Y6 have the opportunity to lead and evaluate worship. Older children are invited to plan and lead individual acts of worship. Worship normally takes place in school, but we have an open invitation to visit and worship in Walkden Methodist Church. The minister and other members of the church also lead worship in school.

Worship planning is on a two year cycle- DOWNLOAD