Being a Church School
Botley C of E Primary School – a Church School
Botley C of E Controlled Primary School is a Church school within the Diocese of Portsmouth.
As a Church school we have a distinctly Christian character and are underpinned by Christian values. Our whole ethos and vision is matched to the teachings of the Christian church. This gives our school a special sense of community and leads to a nurturing and caring environment for all of our children. Our beliefs are reflected in the behaviour, attitude and performance of learners and staff alike.
We have extremely strong links with All Saints Church, Botley, and Reverend Gregg Mensingh is a regular visitor to the school, including leading whole school worship. We also undertake worship as a whole school community at the church throughout the year.
We are rightly proud of our Christian heritage, with the school being founded by the National Society in 1855, but also ensure that we are part of the wider community of the village of Botley and the surrounding area. Botley C of E Primary School welcomes and embraces children from all backgrounds and religious beliefs, secure in the knowledge that we will provide for their needs and support their development and progression both educationally and as tolerant and respectful human beings.
In our last SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) we were graded as Good (January 2023).
Our Christian Vision
Through the core Christian values of respect, determination and stewardship, we aim to ensure that our school is a place in which everyone achieves, is supported, cared for and feels loved, safe and secure. Relationships are positive, enriching, compassionate and enabling and there is a focus upon looking after each other, our school, our wider community and God’s world.