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A Church School

Our whole school prayer:

O Lord, bless our school
that working and playing together,
we may learn to serve you
and serve one another.


As a church school, we hold our values at the heart of all that we do. We actively worship as a whole school each week. 

Our curriculum and endeavour is focused on connecting people with each other, with the school, with their community, with the world and what they are learning. When learning is connected, it is retained and can grow.  

Nurturing seeds of learning     
Growing our minds to flourish    
Thriving as unique individuals

Our mission at Bayton is to create an environment that is perfect for growth, where we can pursue academic excellence within our curriculum, alongside living by our three core values:

  • NURTURING – Be Respectful
  • GROWING – Be Responsible
  • THRIVING – Be Wise

Just as a planted seed starts to grow, the word of God starts to deepen and grow within our pupils.




. Take a look at our Collective Worship Planning Below

Collective worship is invitational and parents can request that their child opt out. 


Our children lead the whole school with their own spontaneous prayers using our '5 finger prayer' prompt. Collective Worship was another strength in our March 2018 SIAMS inspection. 

5 Finger Prayer Prompt for spontaneous prayers

Thumb - pray for those closest to us, family and friends

Pointer finger - pray for those who point us in the right direction

Middle finger - pray for those in power and leadership

Ring finger - pray for those who are weak or sick

Little finger - pray for ourselves

Our Village Church

St Bartholomew's Church, Bayton

Our beautiful church sits behind our school playground and village green and provides us with a spectacular view of our local farmland and beyond – giving us inspiration for our vision and logo. We visit church on a regular basis and our children understand it’s Christian distinctiveness. We hold annual events in our church such as: Harvest, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and our Reverend Sallie Butcher supports these services.


Who is St Bartholomew?
Bartholomew was one of the 12 main disciples of Jesus Christ. He’s never given any distinguishing qualities or titles, so aside from his name, we know almost nothing about him. Known as “the apostles” or “ones who were sent,” Bartholomew and the other disciples witnessed Jesus’ ministry for about three years. After Jesus’ death, they began the movement which became known as Christianity. This makes Bartholomew one of the most important and authoritative leaders of the early church,.


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