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Being a Church School

"The Church of England schools must ensure that their pupils are secure and able to make excellent progress whatever their background.  They are invited into a school that aims to provide an education which leads to an abundant life. Every person in the school community is a child of God. At the heart of Christian distinctiveness in schools is upholding of the worth of each person: all are Imago Dei – made in the image of God – and are loved unconditionally by God." (Valuing All God's Children, 2014, Pg. 11)

At Polehampton, there is a profound importance in facilitating children's spirituality.  This doesn't just mean, in terms of their faith. We want to develop individuals who can reflect on personal growth, have the curiosity to question and seek answers, and act with moral purpose.  Developing a child's sense of awe and wonder in the world is a privilege; we prioritise this through our strong SMSC curriculum and during our regular collective worship. Within this sits our RE curriculum, where the children explore other world faiths and views.

We have strong links with the Oxford Diocese education service and benefit from their, and The Keys Academy Trust's, courses and conferences. We have our own Diocesan adviser, who visits the school to support our vision and values work that we are so very proud of. 

We are fortunate to have strong links with St Mary's Church in Twyford.  We enjoy visiting St Mary's for special services throughout the school year, as well as enjoying visits from their church team to our schools.

As church schools, as well as receiving Ofsted inspections, we receive a Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools.


To find out more about the Oxford Diocese, please go to and Schools - Diocese of Oxford

To find out more about St Mary's C of E church in Twyford, please visit St Marys Church

Being a member of a local church community is not part of our admissions criteria.