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Buxted Church of England Primary School

Church Distinctiveness

We believe our school is distinctive as it is based on Christian values and teaching but it's not exclusive - all children and families should feel welcome here.

What makes a Church school different from a community school?

"Church of England schools offer an education that is distinctively Christian. Although each church school will be unique, all church schools will share core values based on the Gospel values. Our church schools should therefore be places where loving God and loving our neighbours, is lived out in the daily life of the school."

The Diocese of Chichester


“A Christian school is one in which the atmosphere has that kind of openness about it, that sense that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow, need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not. It doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone involved has to share the same theology or philosophy.

It doesn’t mean that everyone knows that they have this relationship with God, and is consciously working at it. But a Christian school is one in which the entire atmosphere is pervaded by a conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury


All Church Schools have the following ethos statement in their Instrument of Government

"Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all of its pupils."


Each year our Year 6 attend the Leavers Service at All Saints Church, Crowborough with other Church of England Primary Schools.