Church of England school


Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools

Please click on the link below to read our latest inspection report.

SIAMS Report Much Birch (VC) Primary School Oct 2015

Being a Church of England school may look like just a few words on a sheet, but they say everything about the ethos of the school. We want the children and young people in our care to know about God, we do this with RE lessons, but also with knowing about Christian festivals such as Christmas and Easter, why they are important and the story behind them. We make extra provision for these to be celebrated, along with Harvest, so that children grasp an understanding of God and Gospel Values.

In using these festivals, and other occasions throughout the year, we encourage the children to be active in learning and singing hymns and in knowing the Lord’s Prayer. Praying is an important part of being a Christian and whether children are baptised or not, or taken to church regularly or not, knowing how to pray is an important asset.

Reverend Mark comes in to school to lead Collective Worship fortnightly, he works alongside teachers to deliver the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus and will talk about particular issues. As a foundation governor Reverend Mark also supports the monitoring of RE teaching as required.

Much Birch Church is visited frequently when exploring special places and understanding how places of worship are built and function.