Stapeley Broad Lane has Church of England Controlled Status. This means the school functions in partnership with the Church, with its Christian ethos being central to the school. We teach the Local Authority's Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The school and its staff also receive valuable support from the Board of Education at the Diocese of Chester.
Worship at daily school assemblies is linked with the doctrines of the Church of England. As a Church of England school, emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of Christianity in particular, as well as other world religions. All pupils are encouraged to respect the beliefs and values of others and to express their own opinions in a thoughtful and reflective way.
St Chad's Church, Wybunbury
Canon Helen Chantry and Reverend Rachel Griffiths are the vicars at St Chad's Church. They work closely with us and regularly lead Collective Worship here. We also have a number of other regular visitors, including the Open Book team, Daphne Mountney and Chris Gilbert (the Art & Soul man).
As a Church School, we are very proud of our links with St Chad's which, due to its location in Wybunbury, is not easily accessible from school. However, our staff and children visit for special assemblies and services (Easter and Christmas). Please click here to access St Chad's website.
St Mary's Church, Nantwich
We also visit St Mary's Church in the centre of Nantwich for special school-specific services, including at Easter and Christmas. Our KS2 choir have performed at the NSPCC Carol Service for the past few years, supporting this charity to raise funds to continue it's important work, particularly in schools. Our Y2 children visit the church as part of their study of Nantwich. St Mary's is a very impressive building and well worth a visit. Please click here to access St Mary's website.
Each year, we appoint two children from each class to our Worship Council. During 2017/18, they met with one of our Foundation Governors to evaluate our worship programme and made plans to become more involved in its delivery. During 2018/19, they led our whole school Harvest service and visited the Nantwich Foodbank to see what happens to our donations.