St Michael's Primary, DA16

St Michael's C of E Primary School

'Loving learning, learning to love... A small school, part of God's big family.'

Christian Distinctiveness

The school works very closely with St Michael’s East Wickham Parish Church.

We visit St Michael’s Church regularly for services at Michaelmas, Christmas, Ash Wednesday and Easter.  Parents and friends of the school are always welcomed at these services. Clergy from St Michael's also regularly lead Thursday Morning Worship at school. 

Classes also visit the church to look round and learn more about the building and its uses in the community.

Our daily Collective Worship aims to provide the opportunity for pupils to:

  • provide appropriate worship for children that brings them to a greater understanding of Jesus as the Son of God.
  • provide an appropriate atmosphere in which pupils can gain an awareness of spiritual aspects of life and worship.
  • foster a sense of a Christian, caring community where God is worshipped and each child and adult is acknowledged and valued.
  • enable the children to develop their own response to their spiritual development.
  • explore our response to the world we live in and apply Christian principles.
  • provide an opportunity for prayer and reflection.

Each classroom has a Christian prayer point, which is changed and added to regularly. They are a place where the children can come and ponder, reflect and pray. The areas have a variety of Bible verses, artefacts, pictures and verses to engage the children in thought and prayer.