Welcome to our school website. We hope that you will find your visit informative and that it provides information with a flavour of some of our school activities. We are all enormously proud of all our pupils and the contribution each one of them brings to make school life special. We have wonderful children, dedicated staff, supportive parents and a great community to work within.
Christian values and ethos are at the heart of the school. Our aim is to provide children with a high quality education where purposeful learning, stimulus and a full partnership between teachers and parents encourage each child to reach his/her maximum potential. Within a safe, friendly and caring environment, pupils are encouraged to develop their academic, physical, spiritual and emotional capacities. The School seeks to help children recognise their place in the community, to be life-long learners, ready to take their place as active global citizens and to accept their responsibilities as they grow up.
Our strong supportive culture is due to the real sense of partnership between home and school. Parents, carers and relatives are welcomed into school, we value their views, ideas and expertise, which help to enrich our school. The school also benefits from the support of a very active parent, staff association (PSA).
The school has strong links with the community taking part in competitions, festivals, charity fundraising events, community events and visiting our church. The church family are regular visitors to our school.
We hope this website can answer most of your questions about our school, but if you would like to know more, please contact us by either giving us a ring, sending an email or making an appointment to come and see us. We look forward to meeting you and sharing more of the life of Christ Church with you.
On behalf of the congregation at Christ Church, can I add my welcome to Christ Church CE Primary School. We are delighted that you and your children are joining the Christ Church family in which the activities of school and church overlap so that God is seen to be acting in and through the local community.
You will already know that the foundations of the life of the school are fully rooted in Christian values of 'being thankful, celebration, fairness, forgiveness, honesty, love for all, ambition and resilience'. I see these elements being reinforced in many different ways around school and am confident that through their experiences of learning and playing together children see the reality of these being lived out.
From church-appointed School governors to congregation members assisting in school in different ways, from church-led Assemblies and Bible Clubs to regular prayer for and in the school, the collaboration between school and church benefits the whole community. So I hope that in the coming years we will meet often – either at school events or in church – on Sundays and at the regular end-of-term services that we are so pleased to host at Christ Church.
Rev'd John Shepherd
Vicar, Christ Church Surbiton Hill