Voluntary (Aided) School
Through God's love and strength all flourish
Our value for term 1 will be creation
Our Christian Vision Statement
Our village school and our Christian values provide a well-rounded education that enables all to be the best that God intended. We treat adults and pupils with love and dignity in a space where everyone can flourish
We are proud to be a Church (Aided) School. We see our values of community, friendship, joy, forgiveness, perseverance and creation at the heart of everything we do. Worship revolves around a termly value and the children are taught how these values can be interpreted and used in our everyday lives. Our local Church is St Nicholas in Ash and we have strong links with the Church. Reverend David Moulden leads weekly worship and we visit the Church throughout the year as well as for special services such as; Harvest, Carol Service, Easter Service and our year 6 leavers. Our children attend the SNICS group on alternate Wednesdays and enjoy this link with the Church. Our RE governor, appointed by the Archdeacon, is Bill Vennart.
A brief history of the Church
St Nicholas at Ash was probably built around 1190 AD on the site of an early Saxon building. It was altered in the 14th century, and the central tower was added in the 15th century. The highly visible tower and steeple were once used as navigation aids. They now house a ring of 10 bells. There is a collection of medieval monumental effigies inside, and amongst the brasses there is one to Jane Kerriel (c 1455) which reveals a unique horse-shoe head-dress.
Our House Teams
To link in with our Christian values and ethos, the school council have recently developed four new house teams. They are:
St Catherine of Alexandria - purple (patron Saint of creativity/craftsmen/educators)
St John the Apostle - green (patron Saint of frienship, love and loyalty)
St Thomas Beckett - blue (local Saint that links us with Canterbury Cathedral)
St Nicholas - red (name of our local Church and patron Saint of children)
Children are awarded house points for displaying any of our school Christian values.
What is Messy Church?
The next service will take place on Sunday 14th October from 4-6pm at St Nicholas Church, Ash. CT3 2EW