Lapworth is a Church of England Controlled School. The church connection ensures that the school has links in the wider community through the parish church and that spiritual values are given priority in the education of the children, and why our mission statement is:
"Learning without limits nurtured by Christian values."
The Church of England believes its schools should be “A safe place where there is no ideological pressure and yet Christian influences are part of the ethos of the school”. The Governors and staff support this view.
Lapworth School is in the Diocese of Birmingham and we follow the agreed syllabus of Religious Education for the county of Warwickshire. In our Religious Education teaching we link religions, beliefs and cultural traditions to the developing world and to the past, so that children have understanding of how and where the religions of the world have developed and have an understanding of other faiths and the beliefs of others around the world.The children will learn about a number of world views as they work to build their own
Each year the school holds an Interfaith week. Each class celebrates one of the worlds major religions, looking at the culture, beliefs, art, food and lifestyle of those who follow that religion. We appreciate the positive impact that local faith communities can have on pupils' experience in RE, therefore, where possible we arrange visits to places of worship and welcome visitors from different faith groups. During the week every class creates a large canvas that represents one of the values that the school will look at as part of its collective worship that year. These canvases can be seen displayed around our school.
Daily Acts of Collective worship, either group or whole school based, are of a broadly Christian nature, but may also mark the religious festivals and celebrations of other faiths. Our religious education programme makes every effort to increase children’s awareness of other faiths and cultures, and explores many themes and topics through a multi-faith approach.
The Rector is involved in the life and work of the school and the children take part in weekly services. Other local ministers are also invited to contribute to our Acts of Collective Worship. We also enjoy visits from members of the Diocese.
Parents have a right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and Collective Worship. These children will be supervised either within another class group or by a classroom helper.
Children, staff, parents and governors join together each term to take part in a service at St Mary’s Church, Lapworth. The school is indebted to the PCC for their generosity in contributing most of the cost of coaches for these visits.