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Church School

'The Christian vision is relevant, meaningful and the cornerstone of a happy community where everyone is valued.' - SIAMS 2020

Before the government became involved with providing education for everyone in England, there were church schools and other charitable schools. The majority of church schools were built in the 1800's.

As a Church of England school, we look to uphold and promote Christian values in our conduct and teaching. We encourage children to think about their own beliefs and try to make sense of the world, the gift of life and the purpose of our own personal lives. Although we live in an increasingly secular society, the values of our country have their roots in the Christian faith.

All schools have to teach Religious Education and hold a daily act of worship. However, the purpose of a Church of England school is to offer a spiritual dimension to the lives of young people within the traditions of the Church of England.

There are 4,644 Church of England schools and 200 church schools in Wales. Church schools are supported by their local Diocesan Board of Education which for us is Diocese of Ely.

As well as being subject to Ofsted inspections, Church schools also experience SIAMS inspections. SIAMS stands for Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. You can read our latest SIAMS inspection report here.

Oakington C of E Primary School became an academy on 1st May 2019 and joined the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT). For more information, please click here.

For photos of our church school events, click here.

Our local church is St Andrew's in Oakington.





Church of England Education Documents