Our aims are intended to reflect our small school family ethos. We aspire to:

  • Strive to provide each child with an inspiring educational experience within our small family school community.
  • Value and care for each child, instilling respect for each other within a framework of traditional Christian values.
  • Set high expectations across a balanced and creative curriculum, giving every learner the confidence and skills to fulfil their potential.
  • Work with parents, carers and the community to nurture within learners the skills and values to enable them to achieve their best and make a positive contribution.

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Rev. Jill Tucker led drama assemblies acting out The Last Supper and Palm Sunday.

The whole school visited St. George’s Church to experience the Stations of the Cross.  Thanks to the past and present clergy for manning each station.

 

A sense of peace moved through the classrooms of Brailes School as we welcomed Venerable Manapo, a Buddhist monk, who came to teach the children about his religion.

Manapo has served the Forest Hermitage monastery in Lower Fulbrook for the past nineteen years. Dressed in a robe he had made and dyed himself while on a pilgrimage in Thailand, he spoke to the whole school in a special assembly about the importance of being happy and the three basic teachings of Buddhism: generosity, not harming creatures and meditation. All children and staff took part in a short meditation session with some mindfulness and breathing. The children commented on how relaxed, calm, peaceful and sleepy they felt.

In classrooms, Manapo demonstrated how his monk’s cup filters out all the tiny creatures so they are not harmed, and explained how monks have no money and very few possessions, which is why they carry bowls for the public to donate food as they walk by.

Badgers class and children from Owls class have visited Coventry Cathedral as part of Christingle celebrations across the Diocese and for Badgers ‘Evacuees’ topic about the Second World War.

Every Christmas, families, villagers and visitors are encouraged to add a prayer or message to our Values tree.

Children and staff from Brailes School joined with friends and colleagues from The Stour Federation Partnership in creating a giant choir in the town square in Shipston to sing carols and officially open the Victorian Evening.

Across Brailes School, we remembered during Collective Worships lead by Richard Adams from the British Legion, Rev. George and through poetry, art, music and prayer. The whole school gathered around the school bell at 9.15am and in the cool autumn sunshine held 2 minutes silence following Alec playing the Last Post.

Our school were also honoured to take part in a special Remembrance service held at Winderton Church on Friday 10th November to remember the huge sacrifice made by two forgotten soldiers from Winderton in the 1st World War: Joe Spencer and Charlie Spencer. The Midlands Today reporter and camera crew saw Rev. George lead the service, with Alec playing the Last Post on the cornet followed by a Reveille after two minutes silence, while children laid wreaths and crosses. The Friday evening Midlands Today news bulletin saw Brailes children on television!

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Our School Prayer

All children learn the words and actions of our school prayer which we say together in Collective Worship each day. This reminds us how special we all are to God and the ways in which we can worship him.

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Two eyes to look to God

Two ears to hear His words

Two lips to sing His praise

Two feet to walk in His ways

Two hands to do His will

One heart to love Him still

O Lord Jesus let me be

Loving, gentle true to Thee.

Amen

Brailes C of E Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled school, which means that although the buildings and grounds are maintained by the County Council, we also proudly and actively maintain our historical links with St. George’s Church in the village. Through St. George’s Church we are linked with the Diocese of Coventry.

We visit church on several occasions during the school year, both for annual celebrations such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter, but also for curriculum visits and our end of year ‘Leavers’ Service’.

Canon Nicholas Morgan is a familiar figure to all the children, visiting weekly for Collective Worship.

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If you would like more information about St. George’s Church or the Diocese of Coventry, please click the links below.

St. George’s Church, Brailes   Coventry Diocesan Board of Education

As we are a church school we have a SIAMS inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) as well as an OFSTED inspection. The school was last inspected on the 4th December 2013 and was graded GOOD. You can access the report by clicking the link. SIAMS Report 2013