Our School

Christian Distinctiveness

Our last Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Report (December 2016) found the school to be outstanding. They said:

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Botolph’s as a Church of England school are outstanding

  • Well-developed and embedded Christian values are integral in driving forward school improvement and enabling all pupils to realise their God-given potential.
  • A clear inclusive vision for the school, rooted in the model of Christ, is well supported by the wider community, including by parents from other faiths.
  • Collective worship which is well matched to the pupils’ needs is integral to raising aspirations and reflects the inherent spirituality of the school.
  • Effective and enthusiastic leadership of religious education (RE) has ensured significant improvements in provision since the last denominational inspection

Collective Worship

Collective Worship strengthens and supports the distinctive Christian character of our school, reaffirms our Christian values and celebrates the contribution that each child makes to our community. Worship reflects the variety of traditions found in the Church of England as well as other Christian traditions, and recognises and follows the Church’s liturgical year. The daily Christian act of worship is central to our ethos and is supported by all staff and governors.

We are part of the Diocese of Rochester and Canterbury and you can link to the Diocese of Rochester and Canterbury website by clicking here

Religious Education

Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Understanding Christianity Scheme. RE enables pupils to appreciate their own and others’ beliefs and cultures, helping them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as in the world today.

See our Religious Education page  for more information.

Leading Lights

To find out more about our Leading Lights group, please visit our Pupil Leadership page here.