Christian beliefs help to shape our school's direction and purpose, both through our dealings with one another and through the curriculum. This special ethos underpins the personal, spiritual, moral and cultural development of the pupils. The focus provided by our worship and religious education lessons enables us to explore, celebrate and respond to the message of Christianity. A School assembly is held each day, and every Thursday morning there is a service in St. Oswald�s Church led by the Rector.
Aims of the School
To ensure we achieve a happy, successful school and to enable each child to realise his or her full potential, we aim to help pupils to develop:-
q enthusiasm for and enjoyment of learning.
q enquiring minds and the ability to think for themselves.
q skills, abilities and knowledge necessary to their whole live, in work and leisure, so they become useful members of society.
q the ability to work with determination both independently and co-operatively.
q an appreciation of the efforts and achievements of others.
q a feeling that he/she is a valued member of the school community whose needs and rights will be respected and who has responsibilities to others in the community.
q a sense of self respect, self confidence, self discipline and self reliance, and an awareness of and a sensitivity to the needs of others.
q an awareness of, a respect for and tolerance of other people's views, attitudes, beliefs, roles and abilities both within school and in the wider community.
q a spiritual and moral awareness, with a particular understanding of Christian belief and practice.
q an appreciation of what is involved in a healthy life style.
q a respect and care for their immediate surroundings and the wider environment.
We hope to involve the school as an active and valued part of the community and Parish of Guiseley with Esholt. Our work in partnership with parents, the governing body, St. Oswald's Church and members of the wider community will help us to achieve these aims.