Durley C of E Primary School is a friendly and caring school with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. As you walk through our doors, you will notice the positive and respectful relationships between adults and children and our strong Christian ethos. As a school family, we believe that every child deserves a high quality education and we strive to ensure that all children are nurtured and encouraged to be the very best that they can be in the hope that they develop a love of lifelong learning.
We believe that a person’s core values are strongly held beliefs about themselves and the world around them that help to shape their lives. As a church school, we want everyone within our school community to learn to show love for one another, respect for each other’s differences and forgiveness towards others and ourselves.
These school Christian values of Love, respect and forgiveness are rooted at the heart of everything we do. We believe that our role is to educate the whole child and that the spiritual growth of our children is as important as their academic achievement. Our Christian values underpin our curriculum and we embrace our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our Church of England Ethos Statement
As a Church of England Primary school with a historic foundation, we aim to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We maintain very close links with Holy Cross Church, Durley, the parish and diocese and seek to serve our community by delivering a curriculum that supports Christian values and helps children to develop their own spirituality and curiosity, irrespective of individual beliefs.
We believe that a Church school should be distinctive and inclusive and we aim to foster a sense of belonging to a school family for all our pupils and staff.
Collective Worship at Durley School
As a school, there are daily opportunities for collective worship where our values are reflected upon and celebrated. As well as our acts of daily worship, there are regular opportunities to worship together for celebration and commemoration including harvest, remembrance, Christmas, Christingle, Easter and leavers services. Everyone within the school community is very welcome to join us for these special occasions. Every Friday, we also hold a Celebration service where we celebrate special events and achievements during our school week.
The Durley parish hold a monthly family communion service with Sunday club for children in the school, which everyone is most welcome to attend (see the school website for dates). There is also a monthly messy church for families held within the school.
Church School Report
Every five years, we undergo a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).
Please read our report from 2019.
Policies linked to Religious Education and Church school status can be found in the Governors Policies section of this website.