Every member of the school community follows Christian values which help our children grow up with a strong moral Christian code. To help our Foundation Stage pupils when they begin at our school, they are welcomed and supported in the school by our eldest pupils, linked as 'Prayer Partners' for collective worship in school and at church. Pupils are also able to spend quiet time in prayer and contemplation in our Prayer Garden in the outdoor classroom. 

Our Christian Vision

The scriptures of 1 Corinthians 16:14 provide the basis for our Christian vision and why we believe our children can flourish under God. 

Our Bible Verse reflects our Christian Vision of helping Hands: 'Let all that you do be in done in love'. (1 Corinthians 16:14). 


Our Christian Values

Love, Respect, Friendship


Our Motto

Believe and Achieve


Our Bible Verse

Helping Hands

'Let all that you do be done in love'. 1 Corinthians 16:14


Worship Values 2023-2024

Term Example Bible Story linked to value

Autumn 1


  The Story of Joseph

Autumn 2


  The Last Supper

Spring 1 


  Noah and the Whale

Spring 2


  David and Goliath

Summer 1


  The Good Samaritan 

Summer 2


David and King Saul


Worship Long Term Plan

Worship Values 2023-2024

St. Stephen's Church

Anson school is situated next to St. Stephen's Church in Great Haywood and we make sure we visit at the beginning and end of every time and on many occasions in between!

We are happy to be part of St. Stephen's Church family and enjoy the services we attend. Our children tell us they appreciate the quiet times in the church where they can "think things through in your head" and "you can speak to God and you don't have to share it with anyone else".

As well as taking the regular church services at St. Stephens, Reverend Simon and Joe are friends to our school and come in regularly to see us or lead worship.


Inspection Focus

SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions:

  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  • How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

The National Society's Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.


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