Our Church School
Market Rasen Church of England Primary School caters for children of all religion and no religion.
We are a Voluntarily Controlled (VC) Church of England School. As such we are part of the wider church schools family.
What makes us a Church School?
There are lots of different things that make us a Church School including:
- Daily Collective Worship.
- Weekly Choral Worship (Singing Assembly).
- Weekly contact with the Local Vicar, Reverend Steve Johnson.
- Participation in Church School events like the Church Schools Festival.
- Frequent services held at St Thomas Church for days such as Harvest, Mothering Sunday, Christingle, Christmas and our leaver's service.
- Representation of the Church on our Governing Body
- Following our Christian values, rooted in the Holy Bible, of being caring, respect, commitment to achieve, honesty, co-operation, and fairness.
- Having a Collective Worship council who help us to plan, deliver and evaluate our collective worship.
- Having a emphasis on high quality Religious Education
- Children regularly have the opportunity to pray should they wish to
Please click here to see our R.E Policy
Please click here to see our Collective Worship Policy
Please click here to find our about our R.E scheme of work
Please follow these links to find out more about Church Schools.
Information for parents about Church Schools
Information about the Diocese of Lincoln
Information about St Thomas Church
Our Bishop's Visitor is Mrs Jenny Goulsbra. She is an old friend of the school having been a Governor in the past. She comes into school regularly to hear children read, join in with Collective Worship, support events and read letters from the Bishop at special church services.
School and Parish Newsletters
We send out termly newsletters relating to Christian distinctiveness in our school.
Please click here for the latest parent values’ termly newsletter
Please click here for the latest St. Thomas’ Newsletter contribution
School Life Newsletter - November Term 2 Honesty
School Life Newsletter- Term 4 Respect
School Life Newsletter - Term 5
We also contribute to the St Thomas Parish Newsletter each month.
January 19 Newsletter
As a Church School we are inspected every five years. Some of the highlights from our last report include:
"The Christian character of the school in evident in the way children behave and in their love of learning, reflecting the schools Christian values."
"Collective worship is important to the life of the school."
"The consistent use of prayer in worship and other aspects of the school day enable children to develop their spirituality"
"Parents confirm that children are cared for and, if they are experiencing difficulties, are very well supported."
"The school is meeting the needs of the vast majority of children very well."
To see the full report please click here.
Prayer in School
Prayer is important in our Christian Community. Children are given the opportunity to pray in school. This could be in Collective Worship, under our peace window, at our attractive prayer space, in one of our many class reflection areas or in one of our outdoor gardens. In the main entrance you will find a prayer book, written by the Collective Worship Council, with prayers for the school day. Click here for a copy of the prayer book.
Our School Prayer
This is our school.
Let peace dwell here,
Let the rooms be full of contentment,
Let love abide here,
Love of one another,
Love of mankind,
Love of life itself,
And love of God.
Let us remember
That, as many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school
Our Church School Vision
Our inclusive school community puts our Christian values at its core and endeavours to develop all members to be wise, happy and spiritually aware individuals who can achieve their dreams and goals.
Working with our local community, we care for and educate each person, respecting individual differences.
As Jesus welcomed all, so we welcome everyone into our school and strive to send them out prepared to be good citizens in today’s diverse society.
We are preparing for a brighter tomorrow.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.