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Bishops Canning CofE Primary School & Pre School

Vision and Values 

Spirituality In Our School

Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Bishops Cannings School is a loving, caring Christian community where, with God's guidance, every child is encouraged to flourish and we all aspire to become our very best.

The heartbeat of our school is knowing that God loves each and every one of us and we, in turn, show love (through words and actions) to one another and our neighbours. We all work hard to nurture the spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of every child so that we may each play our parts in looking after and loving ourselves, others and the world that God has generously given to us. 

Our Spirituality Statement

Here at Bishops Cannings, spirituality is a journey where we explore who we are, our relationships with one another, our community, the world around us and the divine.  It is a continuous, transformative process of asking the big questions, readjusting perspectives and rarely finding a definitive answer.  Our spiritual community at Bishops Cannings ensures we have created a special place, with space for encounter and reflection, and where our own unique relationships with God are valued. 

We live and learn by our Christian values believing that

‘Over all things put love, for love is what binds everything together in perfect unity’. (Colossians 3:14) 

Please follow the link here to watch a video giving more information about spirituality at our school. 

Our Values – Our Community

We have 6 school Christian values which are: Perseverance, Aspiration, Wisdom, Graciousness, Thankfulness and Generosity.

Our core Christian values underpin all of our activities at Bishops Cannings. These activities include:


Spirituality Activities

  • Daily whole school worship
  • Worship leader teams
  • Prayer Tree
  • Eucharist Service
  • Prayer Space Week
  • Rev. Beth's Memorial


Pastoral Activities

  • Year 6 Buddies
  • Parent Cafe
  • House Points System
  • Weekly Celebration Assemblies


Community Activities

  • Christmas Fayre
  • Big Soup
  • Harvest


Trips & Focus Days Activities

  • Year 6 Residential
  • School trips and outings
  • Science Week
  • World Book Day


Environment Activities

  • Grounds Day
  • Chicken Club
  • Nature Club
  • Walking Bus


Charity Activities

  • Raising money
  • Charity giving
  • Sponsorship
  • Foodbank Reverse Advent Calendar


 Clubs & Creativity Activities

  • Artsmark
  • Sports Club
  • Cookery Club
  • Art Club
  • Play & Performance / Drama Club

Being Spiritual in Our School 

We believe children and adults can find spirituality or be spiritual anywhere. both in and out of school life. To support everyone's spiritual development we have created specific areas and times in school where children can take time to think and reflect about themselves, others and our community, the world around us and the divine. 

Some examples of these places and times are: 

Our school porch with our prayer tree and quiet area

Our chatty circles in our new playground

Areas within classrooms

Time in worship and meditation in the classroom

Regular visits to our church and churchyard. 

Regular walks in the surrounding countryside.

Time in excursions both in and out of the school grounds

Rev'd Beth's Memorial area.

Reverend Beth Brown was a very important and much loved member of our school community. Revd Beth also supported our school through her role as a Governor. 

Revd Beth and her beloved dog Cairiad were also regulars at the Christmas Fayre and we remember them both  every year by awarding the Cairiad Cup to the winner of the Reindeer Dash which Cairiad used to take part in and by awarding the winning tree in the Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's The Revd Beth Brown Memorial Trophy in Beth's honour as she was such a big part of our Christmas celebrations in the parish.

The school decided to design a lasting memorial to Revd Beth.  We wanted to create a special place in the community for her friends and our pupils to be able to come and sit and reflect.  It was important to us that by designing the area on the school field it would have easy access for the local community to also use out of school hours.

 For our school spirituality progression plan, please follow this link.