Being a Church School
Holy Trinity is a church school committed to the enjoyment and journey of learning and to the spiritual, moral, educational and social development of our children. This is done within our church school ethos of Christian belief and our values of Respect, Belief and Courage.
Our status is "voluntary controlled" which means that we are "controlled" by the Local Authority (Shropshire) but that we have strong links with the parish, which is part of Lichfield Diocese. In addition it means that every three years or so, normally in the same term as our OFSTED, we are inspected under the SIAMS (Statutory inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools) legislation.
We have strong links with our parish church of Holy Trinity.
Reverend Paul Darlington and members of the church team lead weekly acts of worship in school. Children also attend Connect Club run by the church team and contribute to assemblies and worship.
Rev. Paul Darlington Mark Anna
As a school we attend services at the church to celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter as well as a special leaver's service for our Year Six pupils where they are presented with Bibles as a leaving gift .As part of our RE lessons we also visit the church to learn about the building and Christian worship. For more information http://www.holytrinityoswestry.org/Groups/260121/Holy_Trinity_Oswestry.aspx
We have areas in each classroom and around school which reflect our Christian Values. The children are encouraged to explore Christianity in many ways, for example Year 6 children write prayers for our weekly Celebration Assembly which are translated into other languages of children in school and read out by the pupils. We also respect and learn about the other faiths in our school and ensure that everyone is included.