Ethos, Worship and Community
Here at Brereton, we pride ourselves in providing an education for the whole child in a Christian environment. We seek to ensure that all children and young people achieve the best of which they are capable in a caring atmosphere that recognises the special gifts of each individual. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all is fostered within a Christian environment. Moral teaching is based firmly within the teaching of the Bible. We aim to enable children and their families to explore the truths of Christian faith, to develop spiritually and morally, and to have a basis for choice about Christian commitment. In addition, we strive to be a place where the beliefs and practices of other faiths will be respected and celebrated.
We are proud to be a Church of England school and part of CDAT (Chester Diocesan Academy Trust).
Church of England
Our vision and values are aligned with the Church of England’s vision for education:
I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness.
- Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
- Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
- Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
- Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
CDAT was established by the Chester Diocesan Board of Education in 2014. Since their inception, they have developed their vision to build thriving learning communities that provide everyone with the opportunity to achieve the very best with their gifts and abilities.
CDAT is a fully inclusive trust. Their vision and ethos are firmly rooted in clear, core Christian values, but we happily to work with both church and community schools, and our schools welcome people of all faiths and none. CDAT offers an educational experience that is rooted in faith, hope and love. They support their schools to ensure that their vision permeates all aspects of school life.
Children are at the heart of CDAT. They want each individual to develop knowledge, skills, understanding and wisdom, underpinned by values based on principles that are important to people of all faiths and no faith.
‘Jesus said, ‘I have come in order that you might have life, life in all its fullness.’
CDAT wants every child to experience ‘life in all its fullness’: to have outstanding learning opportunities; opportunities to act, sing, dance, play sport and be artistic; opportunities to make lifelong friendships, help those in need and become full and rounded individuals; opportunities to develop and pursue ambitions. In short, they want the very best for all of our children.