Being a Church School
Terms of Union and Trust Deed
Please click on the link below to see our Terms of Union
The clerk of the Governing body can provide an electronic copy of the school trust deed and a brief history of the school.
Nursling Christian Values
At Nursling Church of England Primary School we are committed to our three values of Love, Hope and Courage.
Our values help form our curriculum and collective worship. They are part of everything we do as a school family and as part of our wider community.
- Theologically-rooted Christian Vision 2023
- Values Leaflet Page 1
- Values leaflet Page 2
- Love Hope and Courage Values
Nursling Award for Values and Etiquette (NAVE)
In the Summer Term, a child from each class will receive a NAVE Award. These children are presented with an award because they live each and every day showing our school values.
Service to Others Award (Pat Wootten Shield)
Pat Wootten used to be a School Governor here at Nursling. When she stood down, she presented the school with a shield to be presented to a Year 6 child each year who consistently shows good service to others.
Committed to our Values
- Christmas Lunch December 23
- Family Group Collective Worship December 2023
- Nativity December 2023
- 100% Attendance Autumn Term Cakes December 2023
- Choir at Grove Place December 2023
- Remembrance Service 2023
- World Hope Day February 2023
- Question of Faith Day Y1 February 2023
- Nativity December 2022
- Community Links Choir December 2022
- Whole School Christmas Dinner 2022
- Family Group Collective Worship December 2022
- For the LOVE of Nursling Week September 2021
We join together as a whole school in Collective Worship every day. It is a valued and special part to our day that supports the children and the adults in our school’s spiritual journey. We believe that Collective Worship should not be just one voice, but an opportunity for all adults and children to share our vision and values.
Collective Worship may be in the form of:
- Whole School
- Family Group
- light candles
- are invited to join in with a prayer (sometimes we write our own prayers)
- sing / listen to music
- talk to each other and share ideas
- reflect on the things that we do and the things that we say
- read stories and books making multi-cultural links Books we have read in Collective Worship in Autumn Term 2023
Our Collective Worship Overview for 2023 2024
If you want to know what we are focusing on every week in Collective Worship, please read the school’s weekly newsletter that goes out every Friday to all our parents!
- Primary Picture News Resource England Collective Worship – 18th December – Decorations
- Primary Picture News Resource England Collective Worship – 11th December – Litter picking
- Primary Picture News Resource England Collective Worship – 4th December – Volcano
- Primary Picture News Resource England Collective Worship – 27th November – Antarctica
- Primary Picture News Resource England Collective Worship – 13th November – Robot workers
Links to the Church
As a Church of England School, we have strong links with both St Boniface Church in Nursling and St John’s Church in Rownhams; otherwise known as ‘Twinspires!’
Every Friday we are joined by Ewan from our local church. He leads a Christian Union for our children to attend at lunchtime if they choose to. We have separate KS1 and KS2 groups for inclusivity. A typical Christian Union involves games, Bible stories and acting out the story. It gives our children a wonderful extra opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a fun and interactive way.
At different times of the year we walk up to St John’s Church to have a special service. Year 6 have a leavers day at St Boniface Church. Click on the links below to see our most recent events at church.
- Christingle Service in Church December 2023
- Harvest Festival Service 2023
- Faith Day and Harvest Festival Autumn 1 2023
- Christingle Service 2023
Please click on the link below for some help in supporting good mental health from a Christian perspective…
November 2023, the whole school became creative and made poppies to put into the Spiritual Space ready for our Child Led Remembrance Service.
Click on the link below to see the prayers we say during the school day.
As a Church of England Primary School we receive a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection through our Diocese every five years. An Inspector visits for the day to evaluate and grade specific areas that are linked to our school’s evaluation and development plan as follows:
- How distinctive and efective is the school as a Church School?
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the religious education?
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
It also checks that the school meets the statutory requirements for collective acts of worship and RE.
Nursling was last inspected in July 2016 and we received a ‘Good’ report. Please click on the report below for more details…