A Church School

St Francis C of E VA School is an ‘Outstanding’ Church School and our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection Of Anglican And Methodist Schools) report (March 2018) is available below.
St Francis' Prayer
 
Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love
Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in You
Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness, ever joy
 
Oh Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul
 
Make me a channel of Your peace
It is pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we're born to eternal life
 
Oh Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul
 
Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness, ever joy
 
Amen


Our Core Christian Values
 
Courage
Peace
Thankfulness
Trust
Friendship
Hope
 
Our Church of England School
 
Our school started life in 1991 with the amalgamation of Penwerris, All Saints and Budock School.

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, in an increasingly secular world.  25% of primary schools in England have a Church foundation.

At St Francis, we have Christian beliefs and values central to all we do. This means that every child and adult associated with our school is not just important because they are members of the school but because we see them as unique individuals within God’s creation.

As a church school, we recognise that as well as academic and emotional intelligence human beings also have spiritual intelligence. The spiritual aspects of life will be recognised, and nurtured alongside the academic and emotional needs of all who work and play within our school community.
 
At St Francis, we aim to live out the Church of England's Vision for Education which can be seen below.
What differences should you notice at a Church of England school?

As a pupil, parent, visitor or member of staff you should find that a church school is as good as any other good school but you should feel that the way the school works is different and distinctive. At St Francis, this is something we pride ourselves on and we know that the distinctive difference is rooted in our Christian values that affect the way everyone is respected.

St Francis School’s values, ethos, curriculum and provision ensures that we enable our pupils to live life in all it’s fullness by building our work on the core values of the Church of England’s Vision for Education: Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity.

Church schools are encouraged to:

  • ensure that the school is led by a headteacher who is committed, with the help of staff, to establish and maintain the Christian character of the school in its day to day activities and in the curriculum
  • engage meaningfully in a real act of Christian worship every day
  • offer a school life that incorporates the values of the Christian faith
  • ensure that religious education is given at least 5% of school time and that the character and quality of religious education are a particular concern of the headteacher and the governing body
  • observe the major Christian festivals and in schools which other faiths are present ensure that those faiths are able and encouraged to mark their major festivals with integrity
  • maintain and develop an active and affirming relationship with a parish church
 
The Diocese of Truro is committed to being a significant partner in raising standards in schools for children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  To read more about this, please visit the link below.