Faith and Worship

The school sets out to help pupils to find and develop within the fellowship of the Church, a faith by which to live and an inner spiritual life that provides proper moral values for themselves and which are shown in their dealings and responses to others.

As a Voluntary Aided School it reflects the School Trust Deed by providing Religious Education and Worship distinctive of the teaching and practices of the Church in Wales.

The Instrument of Government for the school contains the following ethos statement:

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church in Wales.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all pupils.

The Governors, accordingly, require, as a minimum faith commitment by all appointed to their service, as teachers, that they support the Christian ethos and be prepared to support the schools aims and values. 

All staff are required to participate in and support the collective worship on and (when and where authorised by the Governors) off the school premises, including church, assemblies and form prayers. The schools worship (as is also it’s Religious Education) is in conformity with the teachings, doctrines, discipline and practices of the Church in Wales.

The school has fostered close links with the clergy in the parishes from which children are admitted to the school and from the wider area within the Diocese. The clergy will lead school worship at whole school celebrations of Holy Eucharist and at other important festivals. The clergy provide support and leadership for the weekly year Eucharist services held at the school. They also visit the school to support the work of the Religious Education Curriculum area and to provide greater knowledge and insight into church activities, the sacraments and contribute to the teaching. On occasions clergy will lead assemblies or special services. They also respond to our requests for pastoral help and guidance for individual pupils or groups of pupils who may feel the need for such care.

Clergy also actively encourage pupils to take part in Diocesan Activities and will lead pilgrimages to Llandaff and St Davids.

Religious Education and Collective Worship are a cornerstone of the life and work of the school.