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Excellence And Excitement Every Day For Every Child

From Matthew 5 GNB

3“Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor;

the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

4Happy are those who mourn;

God will comfort them!

5Happy are those who are humble;

they will receive what God has promised!

6Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires;

God will satisfy them fully!

7Happy are those who are merciful to others;

God will be merciful to them!

8Happy are the pure in heart;

they will see God!

9Happy are those who work for peace;

God will call them his children!

10Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires;

the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

11“Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers

12Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven. This is how the prophets who lived before you were persecuted.




Thoughtful behaviour through Christian values

Staff and children endeavour to live out the Christian values explained in the Beatitudes attributed to Jesus; treating others with patience, kindness and respect.


All staff in our school will lead in modelling expectations in effort and attitude; inspiring others to maintain excellence and achieve high standards.

The learning community

We aim for everyone to be part of a community of enthusiastic life-long learners who are confident to take risks, share their enthusiasm and grow through challenge and support.

Parents as partners

We aim for parents to join us to become life-long learners who support the children through being good role models.


We will ensure that every child is valued, that their individual needs will be planned for and met. As a result they will reach their full potential.


An outstanding curriculum which enables children to:

  • Understand the spiritual values which are an integral part of the delivery and content of the curriculum in our Church of England School;
  • Engage personally and collectively in ownership of learning through the creative meaningful enquiry approach called ‘Mantle of the Expert’;
  • Create within an environment in which children learn team working, thinking and risk taking skills;
  • Experience excellence and excitement every day through purposeful, memorable experiences;
  • Become valued, happy, confident members of their school, local and global community with many opportunities to express themselves in a variety of ways;
  • Utilise technology enhanced learning to equip learners for their future in a rapidly changing world;
  • Have depth, breadth and a clear progression in subject knowledge skills and understanding;
  • Receive formative assessment and feedback that encourages the child’s voice to be heard and promotes growth mind sets.
  • Access outdoor learning, the use of the environment and expertise beyond the classroom.

Our school values and weekly worship

Our collective worship programme for 2023-24 is developed around Roots And Fruits.

A whole school assembly is held each Monday afternoon, where the weekly theme and value is introduced. The value is expanded and explored during a staff led assembly on Tuesdays, and during class-based assemblies on Thursdays. Each Friday, the children lead a church service for Parents and Carers outlining what they have learnt.

This year, our primary values are:







These values are revisited continually throughout the year. All six values are covered at least once each half term.

Our vision for Religious Education

Religious Education at Grimley and Holt has three main foci:

  • The spiritual and moral needs and development of the children and their social and cultural development.
  • The nature of the whole curriculum which is underpinned by the Mantle of the Expert, informed by Christian values.
  • The requirements of the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for Worcestershire.

At the heart of RE is the schools’ concern to make children aware of the spiritual aspects of life, the ways they may respond to these in a personal sense, and how formal religious and cultural groups have responded to the world as they see it.

We cultivate Christian values through acts of collective worship, the values which run throughout all aspects of school life, and the regular celebrations of the Christian year celebrated in church and in school.

A main aim of RE in the school is that children will leave Grimley and Holt having enjoyed their Religious Education; been stimulated by it; and look forward to building upon their knowledge and experience in their next school.

We believe that quality RE in Church of England schools makes space for critical thought and makes the resources of the Christian tradition available to them. Quality RE takes the personal worth of every child and the family culture of each seriously, seeking to explore religious ideas and emotions in ways that are authentic and have integrity. It offers opportunities to children to think for themselves, and be broad minded and open-hearted in their encounters with faith.

The teaching of RE is focused through RE days, weekly sessions and weekly church services which are largely experiential in design and content. It is the rationale of RE in the school that children’s learning is related to enjoyment, discovery and experience. When the children leave the school they will be familiar with the essential beliefs and practices of the Church of England and have been introduced to the major world religions as documented in the Agreed Syllabus through our rolling programme.

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