Christ’s School Spirituality Statement

The vision for Christ’s School is rooted in John 10:10, where Jesus tells us that he has come that we may have ‘life to the full’. 

As a church school, we believe that spirituality is a central facet of human existence. We believe that all people are created in the image of God. As a trinitarian God, relationship and spirituality is at the heart of God’s character. As such, all his children are created in His likeness to be in relationship with Him and with one another, and to connect spiritually with Him and the world He created. 

Despite it being a profoundly human experience, it is not always easy to define what spirituality means and it can mean different things to different people. At Christ’s School we believe that:

  • Spirituality is personal, experienced by everyone and is not limited to particular religions or faith groups.
  • Spirituality is about a connection to things beyond ourselves, including God, and a sense of belonging and purpose in this world. 
  • Spiritual development is a key part of our vision that every member of our family can experience ‘life to the full’.

All adults and students are given the opportunity to develop spiritually throughout their time at Christ’s School and the school aims to support all members of the Christ’s family to develop spiritually.

  • We all contribute to our ethos based on the values of love, justice and peace.
  • We all explore these values and beliefs, including religious beliefs, and the way they impact on our lives and others.
  • We respect our differences and are tolerant of other beliefs, faiths and views.
  • We celebrate our diversity, especially through our equalities councils and equalities days. 
  • We promote learning opportunities through the curriculum to allow us to ask deep questions. 
  • We pursue a BFL policy which is based on restorative justice, always seeking forgiveness and reconciliation.
  • We aim to be positive role models for each other and understand the perspectives and experiences of those around us. 

For students there are rich opportunities. Spiritual development is closely linked to our personal development program, and gives students the opportunity to examine the relationships and values they consider to be important. It also serves to develop personal characteristics, including qualities such as empathy and compassion, learn new concepts, knowledge and skills, and give students the opportunity to adapt, change or cement attitudes towards key world issues. 

For both staff and students, Collective Worship is central to the spirituality of the school as a whole. Collective Worship is a unique space in school to pause, reflect and pray, united as one school family. All Collective Worships strive to be inclusive, invitational and inspirational, encouraging the school community to engage with things beyond themselves, whether the Christian faith, contemporary world issues, or the diverse experiences of members of our family. These are often inspired and led by the passions of particular staff and students, creating opportunities for our school family to connect with one another in a way not possible in the everyday life of school. 

For staff, spiritual growth and wellbeing is of paramount importance. Each academic year begins with a whole staff liturgy, led by our Chaplain, that provides a space to engage with the hope, dreams and purpose of the upcoming school year, and share in a united vision for the work of staff and the lives of the students they serve. 

For all, the Chapel remains a set apart, open and welcoming space for every member of Christ's family to seek counsel, prayer and rest. It provides a place to ask life's big questions with no judgement, to engage daily with matters of spirituality, identity and relationship.

  • 05:05 PM - 28th September, 2023 We're for an and Welfare Officer at Christ's School. Term Time only - Admin RolePlease visit the website for more information and how to apply. Application forms should be emailed to hr.school by 9am on 16/10/2023 Read more pic.twitter.com/gvr3lucb3l
  • 05:02 PM - 26th September, 2023 Well done to the U15’s netball team winning their round 1 national sister in sport match today Vs Radnor House School! 23-11 pic.twitter.com/lKbGvZxtRH
  • 04:54 PM - 26th September, 2023 Well done to the Y10/11 netball team beating SRR in the Borough League 17-5 pic.twitter.com/jpJHl7vabj
  • 04:20 PM - 26th September, 2023 We're looking forward to welcoming our current parents and carers to our Parent Information Evening on Thursday. Please visit our website for more information Read more pic.twitter.com/2GZrEoRvo6
  • 07:03 AM - 25th September, 2023 A warm welcome (back) from the PSA! Our event information can be found on the school website Read more but special mention of our Year 7 Parents' and Carers' social in the White Horse pub, Richmond on Tues, 26th Sept, from 7.30pm. RSVP to christsschoolpta.com pic.twitter.com/xT5elYMyg5
  • 10:15 AM - 21st September, 2023 We're recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant. Visit the school website for more information and the application form. Send completed forms to hr.school. Closing date: 9am, Monday, 2 October 2023 Read more pic.twitter.com/0zTNzX0cOJ
  • 10:11 AM - 21st September, 2023 6th Form Win! Christ’s Sixth Form Football Team beat Grey Court 4-1 in tonight’s league fixture!MoM Gabriel I-S pic.twitter.com/7VRfFV02bw
  • 04:01 PM - 5th September, 2023 If you have not received your invitation link for the new MCAS app, please email info.school pic.twitter.com/unwOzekN2l
  • 01:34 PM - 4th September, 2023 We're looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Christ's School: Year 7 start at 8:30am on Tuesday 5th SeptemberYear 12 start at 10am on Tuesday 5th SeptemberYear 8-11 and Year 13 should return for an 8:30am start on Wednesday 6th September pic.twitter.com/uH8MInAgue
  • 01:02 PM - 24th August, 2023 Christ's School students celebrate GCSE success. Click to find out more: Read more pic.twitter.com/fAYFyGxKCj
  • 01:19 PM - 17th August, 2023 Christ's Students Celebrate Fantastic A Level Results. Click to read more: Read more pic.twitter.com/5OHYXdl3Gf
  • 10:31 AM - 9th August, 2023 A reminder for new year 7 students joining us in September; your homework is to send Mrs Dixon a postcard from whatever you have been doing this summer. We're looking forward to reading about all the interesting places you have been and things you have been doing. pic.twitter.com/9ONrWqGoAa