Let your light so shine. (Matthew 5:16)


As a Church of England and Rights Respecting school, ‘Let your light shine’ is at the heart of all that we do at Bunbury Aldersey. We work together to nurture the wellbeing, learning and growth of everyone, empowering all to shine as individuals through our school values, founded in the Christian faith.  Please see our most recent SIAMS inspector for which we were awarded outstanding.

Our RE scheme of work, from the Chester Diocese, is based on 11 Christian theological concepts. Each concept is built on progressively from Reception to Year 6. The lessons are engaging and challenging and always start with a concept question. Not all children believe, or have the same faith, but they enjoy the questioning and discussion that the lessons bring. The children also learn about Judaism, Hinduism and Islam.

The assembly themes follow the church year and 12 Christian values are explored in a 2 year programme. The assemblies are engaging, inspiring and include a range of creative opportunities with the idea that the children will eventually become leaders of collective worship. We also have ‘roundabout assemblies’ every Tuesday. Children, in mixed groups from EYFS to Year 6, rotate around the school to all the teachers who then take an assembly on a certain topic. This could be on an article from The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), a parable from the Bible or a Christian Value. Most recently, the topic was based on the Global Development Goals and discovering sustainable inventions. It is lovely opportunity for staff to acquaint themselves with the children across the year groups and to work with a variety of ages. The knowledge and questioning powers of the children never ceases to amaze me.

We have strong links with St.Boniface, our local village church, and this enhances our learning and understanding of what it means to belong. We visit at Harvest, Christmas and Easter and for many other celebrations in between. We work closely with our vicar, Rev. Tim Hayward, who takes our Friday celebration assembly and always tells an engaging and animated story based on the Christian Value for that term.

Helen Moxley

R.E. Coordinator


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Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary School

School Lane,
Bunbury , Cheshire

Main Contact: Mrs Fiona Todd & Mrs Nicola Badger

Tel: (01829) 260524 or 261332

SEN Contact: Mrs Jo Cliffe

SEN Email: senco@rcsat.cheshire.sch.uk

For all enquiries, please call Mrs Kate Waring on 01829 260524 / 01829 261332 or
email admin@bunburyaldersey.cheshire.sch.uk

Bunbury Aldersey CE, School Lane, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9NR

Tel: (01829) 260524 or 261332 | Email: admin@bunburyaldersey.cheshire.sch.uk