Our local churches
Church Lane, Corton, Suffolk, NR32 5HX The Street, Corton, Lowestoft NR32 5HW
We are very proud of our close relationship with our local Churches, We are also grateful to the members of the Church community who selflessly give their time and expertise to maintain our strong Christian ethos and our school’s high standards.
At Corton Primary our whole school Collective Worship takes place in the school hall. It is centred on the Christian’ Values for Life’ programme. These acts of worship are distinctively Christian and include stories which include morals, Bible readings and hymns. We look at one value in depth each half term which is embedded in the ethos of the school. Our children are encouraged to explore this from different perspectives. Collective Worship is led by the teachers, it takes place daily and is an integral part of the life at Corton Primary. A celebration assembly takes place each Friday where children can share and celebrate their experiences, achievements and successes.
As our school is a Church of England School the Diocese appoints members of the Church Community to be governors of our school. These governors are called Foundation Governors and in addition to the normal responsibilities of a governor they ensure that the Church of England character of the school is preserved and developed.
Familiarisation of our churches begins in the Reception Class when children visit church for Church Services where they learn songs, listen to religious based stories and learn about Christian services such as Baptisms and Weddings.
A member of the Church Community leads the whole school in an act of worship each week.
Pupils visit the churches for special services such as Christingle.
Raising awareness and supporting charities is a large part of the Christian ethos of our school.