Links with our partner church, St Paul's Hammersmith, are strong and very important to us. Our association with the church and the part the church team play in our vision, collective worship schedule and prayer life is essential to our school.
St Paul's is a thriving Christian community and its mission 'Shaped by God to shape the city' inspires alongside our school vision 'Jesus said: 'I am the light of the world', to bring transformation and unity.
Children and staff visit our church weekly for worship led by either the children's team or a class in the school. Parents and carers are always very welcome to join us for this lively and joyful worship session. The church also welcomes the school at major festivals, including Christmas and Easter, as well as for special events to recognise the community.
We are very proud of our strong links with our local church, St Paul's Hammersmith (SPH). The church is located close by and the children visit weekly and at Christmas and Easter. St Paul’s Hammersmith also host our annual nativity and our Year 6 graduation ceremony. The church team is involved in the life of the school, through prayer and worship as well as its provision for children and families. Many other members of SPH also lead worship, which is lively and enthusiastic, invitational and inclusive.
To find out more about St Paul's Hammersmith and its mission to reach into the local community, please visit their website, pop into the Café on the Green or join our school on a Wednesday afternoon when collective worship takes place. As a church school, our values and worship are central to the life of the school, although we are lucky to serve a diverse community where all faiths and beliefs are respected and included. All acts of worship remind children that prayer os invitational; children are encouraged to pray, reflect or sit in peaceful thought, adopt a prayer stance, which might be one they use at home or in their own place of worship.