Welcome from the head teacher
CtS is a vibrant, inclusive and high-achieving school. The personal, social, emotional and moral development of each child is at the heart of what we do.
Our development of pupil voice, critical thinking and global learning alongside developing the "whole child" through personal, social and emotional aspects of learning are at the centre of our school curriculum and approaches to learning and teaching. Our teachers create a classroom environment where dialogue and collaboration are embraced and encouraged and staff talk about "learning" rather than "work" and learning both inside and outside school is discussed and shared. One of our Year 6 pupils shared their exerience of school and showed the importance of dialogue and respect in a shared learning culture: "I especially like how teachers connect with us - not like a manager and employee, but like they're your friends. They listen, are very understanding and talk to you on a grown-up level which makes you respect them more."
We maintain excellent academic results and these go hand-in-hand with high levels of enjoyment, engagement and the application of learning. We are judged outstanding by Ofsted and by our Diocesan Board inspections.
We plan rich and memorable experiences by combining Christian values, global dimensions in learning, and Rights Respecting School approaches to create innovative programmes of learning. This approach values art, performance, music, cultural development, and sport equally as important as STEM subject studies. Click here to see our curriculum maps.
Our pupils come from over 40 different countries and more than a third speak English as an additional language. Pupils at our school speak over 50 different langagues. They characteristically develop into thoughtful, confident and articulate global citizens with a strong sense of social justice and youth leadership. They influence school life through the school council and house captain systems.
Together with our wonderfully close and thriving parent partnership, we enable our international community in all its diversity to encourage and support each other. We share a vision for the development of 21st century learners and leaders. We promote unity, tolerance and respect and strong relationships exist between the various religious, cultural, social, and ethnic groups.
Our Christian Values:
compassion | creation | endurance | forgiveness | friendship | hope | humility | justice | koinonia (fellowship) | peace | reverence | service | thankfulness | trust | wisdom.
The Gospel teaches us that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not. It doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone involved has to share the same theology or philosophy. It doesn’t mean that everyone knows that they have this relationship with God, and is consciously working at it. But a Christian school is one in which the entire atmosphere is pervaded by the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody. Everything we do for each child in our care stems from this conviction.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Mrs K. Tramoni