01223 71 22 73
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Barrington School has strong links with All Saints Church, Barrington, which falls within the Diocese of Ely. We work closely with the church and the diocese in a number of ways, including:

  • Collective Worship led by Reverend Felicity Couch
  • Key Stage 2 annual visits to Ely Cathedral
  • End of term services held in the church
  • Whole school themed events such as 'Lord's Prayer Week'
  • Assemblies led by GenR8
  • Taking part in special services in the Church calendar, such as Harvest
  • Philosophy Club led by Reverend Felicity 
  • Special events to help us consider our core Christian Values
  • Visits to the church as part of RE and collective worship
  • Helping to fundraise to restore the church building


Key Christian Values

This term we have been working as a school to revise our school Christian values. All the children in school have been looking at twelve different values and reflecting on the meaning of each value and how they influence our behaviour.

This work culminated in a whole school Christian values day. The children worked in house groups during the day so that the older children could support the younger ones and each group visited twelve different activities to encourage them to think about the twelve key Christian values. Each activity station had some information to read and an activity to help the children remember the meaning of that value.

At the end of the day each adult and child in school could cast three votes for the values that they felt were the most important in the life of our school. The values with the most votes became our new school values.

Our School Prayer

This is our school,
Let peace dwell here,
Let the room be full of contentment,
Let love abide here;
Love of God,
Love of one another
And love of life itself.
And let us remember
That so many hands build a house
So many hearts build a school.



Barrington School’s Christian Values

Love – Christian love is the overarching value in our school. We have an ethos of care and concern that helps us to support one another.

Friendship – we aim to include everyone and be loyal and supportive friends.

Courage – we challenge ourselves to be the best we can be and to face our fears.

Trust – we trust each other and believe in the honesty and reliability of others.

Creativity – we value and celebrate new ideas and ways to express ourselves.

Truth – we endeavour to be truthful to ourselves and to others.

Forgiveness – we forgive each other and do not bear a grudge, so that we can live together happily.

Peace - we aim for inner peace; learning how to be calm and contented, coping with anxieties and fears, and also for peace between each other in school; making and keeping friends, sorting out arguments, making compromises, letting go of hostile feelings and learning how to listen to each other.


What is a Voluntary Controlled School?

Voluntary Controlled schools were originally set up by voluntary bodies, such as the Church of England, and have important links with these bodies. Voluntary Controlled schools are totally funded by the Local Education Authority (LEA), which employs the staff. The LEA is also responsible for admissions. The school governing body controls the use of the school premises, but have to follow general rules set by the LEA. 
Recognising its historic foundation, the school aims to preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

Collective Worship

As a Church of England school, Christianity forms the basis of our daily acts of collective worship. These are held both in school and in the Church. 

For half of each term we take a different Christan value as the  focus for collective worship and focus on that value in the life of the school to develop the children’s understanding of Christian values in action.

The themes for the autumn term

September and October - revising the school's Christian Values

November and December -

Parents may withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons and collective worship by written request to the Headteacher. RE is intended to be suitable for all our pupils. It benefits pupils by increasing their understanding and awareness of other people and their ability to respect the rights of others even where they disagree with their views. It contributes to pupils' spiritual, moral and ethical development. It is designed to be of educational worth to all pupils from any or no religious background. 
The governing body includes three ‘Foundation’ Governors, appointed by the Ely Diocesan Board of Education. 

Click here to see Barrington school SIAMS report 2014/15


 Useful links

All Saints Church
Diocese of Ely


 Barrington C of E Primary School

Haslingfield Road
CB22 7RG
United Kingdom

  01223 71 22 73

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