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"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16 


Barton St Peter's, is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, which means that the church and the Christian faith have a high profile in all that we do.

We are very proud of being part of the Church School family. Our values underpin all that we do and are shared with the whole school community. We have a close relationship with the local church St Mary's and the clergy who serve our parish; we take our distinctiveness as a Church School seriously and set great strength by the quality of the relationship within our community.

The Y6 pupils take an active part in the Church Schools Festival at Lincoln Cathedral in the summer term with Y5 having their own similar festival at St.Mary's. We attend our local church for services at  Harvest, Christmas, Candlemas and Easter in addition to our act of worship being delivered at the church at least once per term. Members of the church community support the school with events such as the Holiday Lunch Club and Activity Days in school.  In addition work with St. Mary's we work closely with the Methodist church, and Deacon Helen, their community officer is a regular visitor to school.
We also visit local the churches to support our wider curriculum ; for example drawing in Art, investigating local history and of course RE
Local clergy and faith leaders regularly visit our school and we have close links with our Bishop's visitor, all of whom regularly lead collective worship.

We all reflected on what our school vision means to us...

There are many ways in which we seek to realise our church school vision.

All of our family flourish at BSP - adults and all!

Our staff shining light board

Collective Worship at St Peter's

Our worship rota follows a varied programme of opportunities for all children and adults to engage with God, if they wish.

Monday is a whole school worship delivered by the the senior leadership team on a rota. This is our first gathering of the week and a time to come together as a family.  

Tuesday Worship sees KS2 in the hall and KS1 in classes. 

Wednesday is our visitor worship where we welcome visitors from many faiths and organisations to lead.

Thursdays is the reverse of Tuesday.

Friday worship is let your light shine time where we celebrate our successes with family and friends. 


Our worship areas always reflect the colours and thoughts of the liturgical year.



Epiphany 2024

We were gifted this lovely cross to share our worship outdoors

Worship Council

Collective worship reflections

The finishing touches to our spiritual garden

Christingle 2023

Epiphany Crowns 2023

Christingle 2022

Remembrance Worship 2021

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During the pandemic some of our visitors sent us video worships which we all really enjoyed.

Our Candle Prayer

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We always start our worship with our candle prayer. We light three candles to remind us of the Holy Trinity and to help us to focus on what we are learning.

Bible Presentations

Barton St Peter's Church of England Primary School enjoys a special church school status and has a close relationship with the parish church of St.Mary's and the many clergy who work there.

This means that we appreciate the church message of 'faithful.confident.joyful' from the Diocese of Lincoln and try and strive to incorporate this into all that we do as a school.


From the moment the children join us they are welcomed by a gift of Bible stories and as they leave us in Year 6, they continue life's learning and faith journey with a Good News Bible from the school.  Reverend Sue,  our Bishop's Visitor presents the bibles.


Bible story in a box competition

How the local church communities support our school




Father David


Leads worship

Leads key services at church ( Harvest, Christmas, Easter )

School governor

Reverend Wright


Leads worship

Supports RE lessons

Supports development of collective worship

Leads Y5 church day

Leads joint worship with Wootton St Andrews


Reverend Tooby 


Leads collective worship 

Mission to Seafarers padre - Reverend Tim


Link with Seafarers mission

Reverend Sue 


Bishop’s Visitor

Supports school trips

Supports holiday lunch club

Supports activity days such as Lord’s Prayer Day and Year 5 festival




Church school Festival 2019


Our service looked a little bit different this year as we had to meet virtually but our google meet allowed us to be together while being apart and also allowed some special visitors to dial in and join us .

Lord's Prayer Learning and Reflection Day 2020

The Lord's Prayer

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In preparation for our Lord's Prayer Day celebration, some Year 6 children created some actions to go with the prayer. They will share this video with all classes so that we can all learn the actions.

Lincoln Cathedral Carol service

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RE at Barton St Peter's

Re and Worldviews Intent 

We passionately believe that it is key for all children to learn about a range of faiths in order to develop knowledge and tolerance by being compassionate listeners and as such, giving our children a firm foundation upon which to appreciate differences in beliefs and worldviews.

As a Church of England school, we recognise the core place that RE occupies as part of a broad and balanced curriculum and it’s foundation in a strong and inclusive community. We recognise the variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds that make up our school community and embrace this variety in the spirit of Christian welcome.

We are glad to have good relationships with faith practitioners from a range of world faiths and none, and we value their contribution to our provision of a curriculum that is progressive and connected by a rich in wealth of resources.

We actively seek to promote key British values, and see RE as one curriculum area in which our pupils can encounter and critically reflect on a range of worldviews with positivity, in order to challenge prejudice and counter racism through accurate knowledge.

RE and Worldviews implementation

We deliver a well-planned, progressive RE curriculum which helps our children to understand the religious diversity of our local area and those they have not encountered. Our creative teaching allows children to express their thoughts and opinions through a variety of lenses to ensure every child has the opportunity to achieve and ask ultimate questions. The curriculum is founded on the concepts of believing, living and thinking which are central to the disciplinary approach of the LAS syllabus which is our foundation document .

1.Our spiral curriculum is progressive in skills and knowledge with key vocabulary and maps underpinning topics, which is subsequently built upon through our golden threads and year groups. This allows connections to be made throughout the passage of time within the long term memory.
2.Key areas of learning are revisited regularly and links are made within and between topics which supports our children’s learning through spaced repetition and summative low stakes, high challenge assessment (Mary Myatt). Together, with formative assessment, this is used to inform future lessons in the learning sequence so that children can gather a diverse and deep understanding of the topic.
3.Teachers plan a sequential journey of learning using formative assessment, the Locally Agreed Syllabus, Understanding Christianity and termly quizzing to assess quality and confidence amongst the discipline areas. These are shared among the LA and beyond.
4.Carefully planned key questions enable all groups of learners to be supported and challenged at the appropriate level without placing ceilings on children’s learning.
5.Enrichment opportunities are used to help support the learning of key aspects, for example visits to the local church and mosque, texts, music, artefacts and visitors to create a rich and immersive environment.
6.The religions explored are grounded in the knowledge of our community and additional units are unique to our local links.
7.We are outward looking, well informed and responsive to national trends, taking an avid interest as well as participating in the national conversation about the future direction of RE and Worldviews.

RE and Worldviews impact:

The children of BSP will leave us with an excellent knowledge of religion and the diversity of worldviews. They will be confident within themselves to ask high-level questions, hold religiously literate conversations and offer deep personal reflections. By understanding people and their unique perspective on the world and valuing this as a vital skill, we believe good RE and Worldviews plays a vital role creating a more cohesive society and preparing our children for the globalised workplace.

In this way, our children can know that they can ‘Let their Light Shine’ in whatever direction and however far they choose.




Please click the link below to read more about RE at Barton St Peter's

RE Policy April 2023

Reserved Teachers :- Miss A Brack

A Local Living Faith

Bob says “If morality is linked to faith, where does that leave 53% of the population? Bob visited us all in assembly Year 6 got to find out lots more and ask questions - even Mrs Crosby and Miss Brack!

Disciplinary RE - Believing and Theology

Disciplinary RE- Thinking and Philosophy

Disciplinary RE - Living / social science

Mrs Crosby leading the North Lincs RE group driving quality provision forwards

Uncovering Islam - 

After a third and final lucky attempt we were finally able to welcome our muslim friend-Mr Imran Kotwal who came to show us lots of amazing artefacts to help us fill in the gaps of our Islam unit, bring it to life and really embed our learning.  What a treat to explore over 22 artefacts of the faith (teachers included!) and listen to Imran read (and sing) the Qur'an in Arabic.  We began with an assembly about 'What it means to be a Muslim in Britain today' before Imran visited Ivy, Elm 1 and 2 for the artefacts workshop.  We were so impressed about some of the learning recalled, connections and sensible enquiring questions so well done all.  Finally, Year 5 had a deeper look at the Qur'an and Hadeeth to progress their knowledge before staff met for CPD to deepen their knowledge too!  

It was great to be able to learn again in such an enriching way and we can't until the summer to see Imran again for the Hajj workshop.  

Being Hindu!

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On Monday and Tuesday 14/15th September Year 3 and 4 were lucky enough to have a fantastic visitor - Mrs Sunita Patel from The Indian Experience. As part of our aim to provide an RE syllabus that is immersive, we wanted to give the children an authentic flavour and introduction to our current unit of work on Hinduism. Sunita brought with her lots of interesting artefacts and explained to us about the Gods she believes in and worships. We also enjoyed storytelling about Diwali as well as learning some Bollywood dance moves that staff and children alike enjoyed. Check out Mr Smaller's moves!
We ended the two days by creating rangoli artwork before a final insight into challenging stereotypes talk. We can't wait to see Sunita again!

Ps - Covid note - Sunita worked only in ventilated bubbles, using hand sanitiser constantly and all clothes were bagged and washed.

Creative RE The Easter Journey

Support in the community


Our school is proud of the work we do to support the local community and how we engage in social action.


Barton Area Food Bank

In our entrance we have a collection point for the local food bank. Our church school community has provided many kilograms of food for this collection. Mrs Wind works at the food bank and feeds back to us how valuable our support is. We shop for  the food bank once or twice a year. 




Young Leaders’ Summer Fair - food bank and Edukaid

Supporting Viking FM project Christmas December 22!

Harvest 22 Food Bank shop

Our Twin School

We are very good at helping people in our local community but we decided that we wanted to help people in other parts of the world.  Mrs Crosby found out about a charity called Edukaid who help children in Tanzania to go to school.  We have been twinned with a school called Mbuo Primary. You can read about the school on the sheet below.  We are very excited about this and cannot wait to start writing to the children and finding out what school is like for them.

We have decided that any money raised for our school fund will be split equally between Barton St Peter’s and Edukaid 

The things our fundraising bought for the school


The Great Chalk Hunt November...We wanted to think about how hard it is for our twin school in Tanzania to get the things they need! Our school council came up with the idea that we would hunt for cards and each card would be worth £1... a box of chalk costs £30! We found enough cards to buy 4 boxes of chalk ... and had a lot of fun too @Edukaid

We received an update from Tanzania. This is preprimary where our chalk went 😀

What a wonderful surprise from our friends in Tanzania