Our Church School

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?

We are very proud to be a Church School and to be part of the Church School family. There are lots of different things that make us distinctive as a Church School including:

  • We light a candle at the start of every Collective Worship to show that Jesus is the light of the world.
  • Daily Collective Worship.
  • Weekly Choral Worship 
  • Weekly contact with the Local Vicar, Reverend Claire
  • 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 Foundation Governors on our Federation 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


Bishop's Visitor

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.

Our School Prayer


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 Values

Our key Christian values are rooted in the Holy Bible. This table shows our Christian Values and the Bible readings to which they are inspired.  

Our Christian Value Bible Reference Bible Story Link   Image


Of each other, ourselves, our school and our world

Luke 10: 25-37 The Good Samaritan Link to Story

Commitment to Achieve

In everything we do in order to fulfil our potential.

Genesis 6:9    8:22 Noah's Ark Link to Story


Of ourselves, each other and our world.

John 13:1-17 Jesus Washes His Disciples' feet Link to Story


To help us achieve our common goals.

Mark 2:1-12 The Paralysed Man Link to Story


To remind us to do thie right thing.

Luke 19: 1-10 Zacchaeus The Tax Collector Link to Story


To be fair to ourselves, our friends and our world.

Luke 15:11-32 The Prodigal Son Link to Story


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.

Proverbs 22:6


Our vision and values are produly displayed around our school. Click below to see our visiion and values poster.

Vision and Values Poster

Policies and Curriculum

Use the links below to see our R.E and Collective worship policies and to see what we teacher the children at each stage of their learning. 


R.E Policy

Collective Worship Policy

R.E scheme of work


Please follow these links to find out more about Church Schools.

Information about the Diocese of Lincoln


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.  


Section 48 (Church School Inspections)

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 read our Section 48 Report please use the link below.

2017 Section 48 Report


St Thomas Church

Our children are regular visitors to St Thomas Church. Whether it be the backdrop for a special occasion, visiting for a spiritual act of collective worship of visiting as part of our inspiring curriculum, our children enjoy their visits to their local place of worship.


For more information about St Thomas Church follow the link below.

Information about St Thomas Church







Our Address

Market Rasen C of E Primary School
Mill Road
Market Rasen
T: (01673) 842395

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