"Leaders and governors have created a strong culture of safeguarding in the school." (Ofsted)
It is intended that education at St Margaret’s should be both life-lasting and life-enhancing; the work and the life of the school takes place in an orderly atmosphere where self-discipline, mutual respect and the welfare of each individual are greatly valued. Importance is given to regular worship, religious education in the classroom and on the general presentation of Christianity in the school family. The school presents the teaching of Our Lord but recognises that commitment is a matter which must be left to each individual.
We regard the school as an extension of the family. We want everyone to enjoy their time with us, to be proud of their school and to uphold the principles that underpin a Christian School.
As an Academy we have adopted 8 Christian values which we feel are the basis of our community. The values were selected by the students through the voice of the Student Council; they are colour-coded.
Worship is a priority and is the main starting point for the school day where students participate in regular and rich exposure to Christian Values. Students actively participate in worship and are keen to lead worship. Examples of whole school worship led by students can be found in the SMSC grid.
Acts of collective worship include:
Student / Staff Services:
Special Communion Services:
Although the overwhelming majority of pupils take part in religious education lessons and morning worship, the right of parents to withdraw a boy is respected. It is hoped that parents who have reservations about the subject will discuss the concerns with the Principal before withdrawing their child and, in the event of withdrawal an alternative scheme of worship should be provided by the parents and agreed by the Governors.