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Being a Church School

Milton Parochial Primary School is a Christian values-based Church school at the heart of our community, where we strive for excellence and encourage and nurture every child to reach their God-given full potential to flourish – educationally, personally, morally and spiritually.

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 Our beautiful church: Holy Cross

 Canon Richard


Courageous Advocacy 

What is courageous advocacy?

A courageous advocate is someone who supports, champions and speaks up for a cause that is important and meaningful to them. Courage is needed to persevere and stand up for something or someone you believe in, to make a difference.

At Milton Parochial Primary School we want to support and encourage our children to become courageous advocates, not just locally but nationally and globally.

At some point in life we will all face challenges and need support to help us overcome these barriers. We teach our children that is important to help others regardless of where they come from or what their challenges are. We teach this in many ways; through our work on values, by links to the Bible, other faiths and world views as well as learning about other courageous advocates. We want our children to have confidence to discuss and debate big ideas, to challenge injustice and engage in activities that can bring about change on some level.

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

(Proverbs 31: 8-9)

It is important for our children to appreciate their role as part of a community; to take responsibility, to be able to look after themselves and foster an understanding of their importance, impact and influence in the world. Our School Council is one example of how our children have opportunities to implement change and make a real difference to the world around them.

In recent years we have carried out fundraising to raise awareness of issues and support those working for change, including:

  • Local food bank through our reverse advent calendar
  • Comic Relief 
  • Children in Need
  • Royal British Legion 
  • Odd Socks Day for Down Syndrome 

We aim for our children to develop an excellent grasp on the meaning of belonging to a local and global community and the sense of responsibility that comes with this belonging. We need to show our connection with, and care for, the world in which we all live and care for the people who live in it:

  • Support for charities of significance to our children and families 
  • School Council who seek views of the children, giving voice to concerns and plans 
  • PTA who lead community events such as movie night, fayres, discos 
  • Our school council had responsibility for organising fund-raising events 
  • School newsletter supports local events and community information sharing


Spiritual Learning

As a church school and 'a place where everyone can flourish' we aim to create an environment that will nurture people’s minds, body and soul. We believe that spirituality should influence all areas of education and life. Therefore, we ensure that throughout the curriculum there are rich deep thinking opportunities which contribute to pupils’ spiritual development. 

Spiritual development relates to fundamental questions about the meaning and purpose of life which affect everyone, and is not dependent on a religious affiliation.

As a church school we are guided by the Christian faith and Christian values which Christians hold dear. However, we truly welcome all and we openly encourage children to reflect in the way that suits them best, enabling them to participate in an ongoing process of spiritual realisation and to flourish in a way that will help them find peace, comfort and strength throughout life's ever changing journey. These are some of the areas that contribute to our spiritual learning in school: 

  • Choral worship 
  • Collective worship 
  • RE teaching and learning 

If you as a parent would like to understand more about supporting your child’s Spiritual Development, please click here to watch the from the National Institute for Christian Education nicer.org.uk.

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