Hampstead Parochial School is a Church of England Voluntary-Aided primary school that offers a distinctly Christian education in an inclusive environment where we encourage all children and young people to learn, enquire and grow.
The distinctive nature of our approach to education can be found in our explicit Christian values such as collective worship, a grounded Christian ethos and in our Religious Education.
Children and staff of all faiths and none are welcome at our school and our aims are to promote understanding and tolerance between those of different faith traditions.
‘Church schools should nourish Christians in their faith, encourage those of other faiths and challenge those of no faith’
Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury 1980 – 1991
As a community, we have identified six values that are woven into the very fabric of the school which we expect all members of the school community – students, staff, governors and clergy – to model:
Koinonia may be a word you don’t instantly recognise. It is a Greek word that occurs 20 times in the Bible (first occurring in Acts 2:42) and it means ‘communion, joint participation and contribution’. It identifies the idealised state of fellowship and unity that should exist within the Christian Church.
Hampstead Parochial School aims:
- To do everything we can to ensure that each child has the best education possible by providing excellence in teaching and learning
- To inspire in all children a love of learning and the desire to continue to learn
- To look after the safety and well-being of our children, in mind and body, by caring for each other and learning together
- To uphold and promote Christian virtues and beliefs by maintaining daily acts of Christian worship and teaching Christian spiritual and moral values
- To respect other religions and cultures and foster good relationships within the community