School Information

At All Saints’ Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, we are proud to offer outstanding teaching and learning in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment.

We are a friendly and welcoming school that values children as individuals – each one with their own hopes, aspirations, and ideas.

We are a mixed gender Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary (CEVCP) school. We span ages four through to eleven and have one class per year group. We currently have 169 pupils at the school.

Our school is a community and we thrive on the support, dedication and enthusiasm that our senior leadership team, teaching and support staff provide. We are also supported by our governing body who ensure clarity of vision and strategic direction.

Our Christian School Vision & Ethos

As a Church of England school, our Christian vision is that all children leave All Saints’ CEVCP as confident, resilient and reflective individuals, who live their lives through a foundation of strong Christian values and develop a lifelong love of learning along with a curiosity and respect for the world and people around them.

We want to inspire our children and to provide them with the opportunities that will allow them to develop, stay motivated and feel empowered. We teach our children to have respect for themselves and the others, to be kind and compassionate.

At All Saints’ CEVCP, we encourage a growth mindset – which is the belief that all abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. A growth mindset teaches us to:

  • Embrace challenges
  • Persist in the face of setback
  • See effort as the path to mastery
  • Learn from our mistakes
  • Find lessons and inspiration in the success of others 

Our vision and ethos can also be found in this infographic. You can also find out more in our guide to spirituality at All Saints’ CEVCP.

For more information please read our school prospectus.

Our Christian Ethos

In everything, treat others the same way that you want them to treat you (Matthew 7:12).

This promotes empathy, compassion, confidence, wisdom, aspiration, resilience, and independence in every child within our school community.

Collective Worship

Collective worship is a central and valued part of each school day – it brings our school together and develops our sense of being a reflective community. It takes place at the end of the school day and is used as a time to learn, share and reflect.

It’s important for our school family to come together, learn stories from the bible, deepen our understanding of the importance of Christian values, as well as gain an understanding of global faiths and festivals. It’s also a chance to celebrate all the wonderful things that the children do at school and beyond.

During Covid, collective worship has been taking place in class bubbles with class teachers, the vicar, and headteacher leading virtual whole school collective worship. Our collective worship lead has supported teachers by providing resources and plans in order to ensure that we maintain our focus on Christian values.

We celebrate key Christian festivals at All Saints’ Church where children take a primary role in leading worship through readings, hymns, performances, and reflection.

Christian Values

Children at All Saints are rooted and guided by our Christian values: 

  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Thankfulness
  • Hope
  • Friendship
  • Creativity
  • Trust
  • Humility
  • Justice
  • Truthfulness
  • Peace
  • Forgiveness

All these values underpin our teaching and learning and our school community (pupils, staff, parents, our church and our parish) is centred on the growth, development, and achievement of our children.

We recognise that we are part of a multi-cultural Britain and our core values help and enable us to take an active role in shaping a better society for the future of all.

SIAMS Inspections

Please follow this link to our most recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection: All Saints’ Church of England school, SIAMS report.

The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Our school is supported by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. Please follow this link to find out about how they work with schools: Church of England, Suffolk

 

All Saints' Church, Lawshall

You can find lots of useful information about All Saints’ Church in our All Saints’ Church, Lawshall page.

Our Achievements

All Saints’ CEVCP is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school and we are proud of our achievements.

Our headteacher is a National Leader of Education (NLE) and All Saints’ CEVCP is a teaching school; this means we work with other schools and organisations to provide and deliver exceptional training and raise educational standards in the area.

Awards that All Saints’ CEVCP have achieved include the following – please click the images to find out more:

OFSTED - Outstanding
School Games Gold - 2018-2019
NCTL National Support School
Healthy School Award
Food for life - Silver Award
Excellence in Literacy
Artsmark Gold Award
The Lark Teaching School Alliance