On behalf of the Directors and staff, I would like to offer a warm welcome to The Richard Crosse Church of England Primary School. Our school aims to foster a Christian, caring ethos in which children thrive by celebrating achievement and making sure they feel valued and secure.
The Reverend Richard Crosse bequeathed a farm and lands at Marchington Woodlands for the benefit of a Free School in Kings Bromley, according to his last Will and Testament of 1699. There has been a school offering free education for the children of Kings Bromley and the surrounding area ever since. The school has occupied two sites during this time. Initially the school was situated close to the Manor House, however in 1815 it was relocated to the site the school occupies today. The school buildings have been enlarged and modified over the years but the original 1815 School House is still very prominent and plays an integral part of the school.
The Richard Crosse Foundation, a Trust set up to manage the affairs of the school, continues to this day. The Trust provides funding to maintain the school buildings and other activities to support its charitable status.
To this day The Richard Crosse Primary school continues to be a thriving, friendly and happy school serving the beautiful village of Kings Bromley. All our children are taught to respect others and are provided with exciting learning opportunities. Standards and the expectations of behaviour are high and these are reflected in every aspect of our work. We have close links with the local community and work collaboratively with our residents to ensure that the children and the school continue to be an integral part of village life for many future generations.
Our school curriculum has been devised in conjunction with our sister schools and offers our children a broad and balanced education which is real and relevant to life in the 21st Century. Opportunities for enriching our children's learning are carefully planned to ensure that there is a love of learning that enables every child to flourish in an ever-changing world. We have worked hard to create a curriculum that will have an impact on our children not just in terms of their attainment but as individuals and citizens of the future. Our Curriculum overview.
Our school motto here at Richard Crosse and across our MAT is ‘Believe and Achieve’. This encourages our children to not only believe in themselves but also to understand and be respectful of Christian beliefs in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Through this faith in themselves and God, we believe all of our children can fulfil their potential.
Our Christian Vision
At Richard Crosse, we believe that Christian principles are at the heart of everything we do as a school. We enable our children to grow up in a school underpinned by the Christian values of love, friendship and respect. These values are the core for all we do at Richard Crosse. We believe these key Christian values empower our children to thrive. The scriptures of Philippians provide the basis for our motto and why we believe our children gain strength and can flourish under the teachings of the Christian faith.
Scripture: 'I can do everything through Him who gives me strength' (Philippians 4:13)
Under our overarching motto 'Believe and Achieve' our values are scaffolded through the Christian values of Love, Respect and Friendship. We aim to provide a Christian environment, which develops the children's spiritual understanding. Alongside these core values we ready our children for life through key learning tools such as resilience, perseverance, teamwork and leadership. By using these tools and values, we strive for our children to become life-long learners, fostering a sense of curiosity, excitement and passion for everything they experience and do.
In an ever-changing and demanding world our mission is to allow our children to identify all the different types of 'strength' they have within them, strength which is identified by and supported by the teachings of God and Jesus, to flourish and fulfil their God given potential. We believe our job is to facilitate this through our key Christian values and our curriculum intent. Helping children to understand the importance of being good citizens and adults of the future and stewards of the Earth. Our mission is to embed these qualities in our curriculum and the day-to-day experiences we give our children. By developing their characters; encouraging respect and inclusivity and teaching them to forgive, be courageous and aspirational we know our children will be equipped for their lives ahead. We value their mental health; recognising that in order to run and not grow weary they need to have a sense of community, hope and aspiration for their futures and a desire to grow in the image of God.
Ms Emma Bowring
Our Motto: Believe and Achieve
Our Values: Love - Respect - Friendship
Our Christian Vision: Philippians 4:13: 'I can do everything through Him who gives me strength'
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