About Us » Ethos

Our School is under Church of Ireland management. It is a community where all the pupils are equally valued and respected – irrespective of sex, social background, family circumstances, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual functioning.

Moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness, sensitivity to others and civic responsibility are nourished and developed. Justification of these qualities is based on Biblical teaching and encouraged by the Church.

Our school is part of the church community and has strong links with parishes in our catchment area. Pupils attend services in their respective churches and the local Rector visits the school on a regular basis. The work of the school is carried out in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious beliefs and differences. Pupils of other faiths will be considered subject to meeting criteria as outlined in Enrolment Policy.

Religious Education takes a central position in the school curriculum and is a core subject. Generally speaking, all pupils attend religious education classes. The teaching of religious doctrine is restricted to specific times when the need arises.

Freedom of thought and a personal relationship with God are carefully nurtured. The teaching of religious education and the prayer life of the school are evidence of this. Teachers are given the opportunity for in-service training and development to assist them in their implementation of the school ethos.