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St Bede C of E
Primary School

Growing Together

Church School

What it means to us to be a Church School

We are proud to be a Church School, serving our community and building strong links with Winchester Diocese and our local churches. Our school has five core Christian Values: love, peace, courage, trust and friendship. These values were chosen by children, staff, parents and governors and are a golden thread which runs throughout all of our work, relationships and interactions. The values were chosen to be relevant to all; they can be taught about using stories from the Bible but can also be found in the teachings of all World faiths and in many secular stories too.


As a church school we celebrate the major festivals of the Christian faith and mark Christmas, Easter and Harvest with community celebrations that take place in school or in our nearby churches Holy Trinity and St Bartholomew's. Where possible we take part in schools events promoted by the Winchester Diocese Education Team. These have included making links with schools in Rwanda, visiting Winchester Cathedral and taking part in the Diocesan Leavers' Services and writing prayers to be used in literature linked to the appointment of the Bishop of Winchester.


At St Bede we have a pupil led 'Belief Council' where children become involved in planning and reviewing our approach to Collective Worship (assemblies) we also have a number of 'Global Ambassadors' who plan and lead projects across our immediate and wider community that benefit others and support those in need. Recent projects have included supporting the work of the Community Food Pantry, handing out Christmas Cards in Winchester City Centre and distributing paper flowers as a sign of joy and hope.


Every child and adult who is a part of our St Bede community is valued for who they are and for the beliefs they hold. Everyone is encouraged and supported to show respect and understanding to others, celebrating our similarities and our differences. We strive to ensure that everyone feels a sense of belonging, keen to learn from and about each other so that we can all keep 'Growing together'.