Christian Distinctiveness


Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary's vision is for all our pupils to become lifelong learners, developing curiosity, creativity, and a passion for learning.

Our adaptive and exciting curriculum enables pupils to flourish and reach their unique potential.

Our mission is to empower young minds with faith, knowledge, and compassion. We envision a future where each child discovers their unique gifts, embraces Christian values, and thrives academically. We are committed to nurturing a community where love, faith, and academic excellence unite to shape the citizens of tomorrow.

Our Christian values are hope, fairness, wisdom, courage, compassion, respect, resilience, and trust.

Our vision and values are at the heart of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment that prepares our pupils as confident and happy members of the community whilst also celebrating differences and diversity.

As a Church of England school, we pride ourselves in promoting a strong Christian ethos within a caring and inclusive environment. Through the teaching of the ‘Stapeley Way’, we believe it is important to develop Christian core values that will impact the way we live our lives, both at school and in the wider community as God intended.

At Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary School, we are guided by faith, nurturing hearts and minds.

‘As you go, step by step I will open up the way before you’  Proverbs 4:12



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. 


Rev Alison Fulford is the vicar at St Chad's Church. She works closely with us and regularly leads Collective Worship. 

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.


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. They have met with one of our Foundation Governors to evaluate our worship programme and made plans to become more involved in its delivery. During the term, they lead our whole school collective worship, wrote a prayer to be used throughout the school and refreshed our Areas of Reflection around school.


Dear Lord,

Thank you for our school, where we feel your love.

You bless us with learning and celebrations, sports and music.

Thank you for our friends and all who care for us here.

Please bless every member of our school.

Help us to grow together in faith, hope and love.

In Jesus’ name,


Written by the School Worship Council with assistance from Rev. Alison Fulford


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Stapeley Broad Lane
C of E Primary School

Broad Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7QL

Headteacher | Jen Holden