Buxlow School is an English school founded in 1927 on Christian values and for that reason the School prayer is included in our assemblies. However, we celebrate the fact that we are a vibrant, multi-cultural and multi-faith community in which diversity, inclusion, kindness, honesty, tolerance and understanding are seen as foundational values. For this reason, religious messages communicated through assembly embrace the philosophies of all the great faiths and we endeavour to avoid language that promotes any particular religious belief or faith system. To this end, we learn about and celebrate a great range and variety of significant festivals.
Virtues and Singing Assembly (09.00):
A Virtues Assembly is held on Monday for EYFS and KS1 classes and on Thursday for KS2 classes. Each is led by the Head and the Junior School and Senior School Prefects respectively. They take place in the Red Room. A weekly virtue is presented, defined and reflected upon using the power of storytelling, discussion and sharing. At these times we also take the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of British values, which encompass democracy, respect for rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
Friday Celebration and Class Assembly (14.30):
A Celebration Assembly is held each Friday afternoon. These are public events and parents are warmly encouraged to join us. The whole school gathers in the Nursery, with the exception of our very youngest. Our student leadership team organise this assembly each week and lead it themselves. The Head Boy and Head Girl coordinate the event, House Captains report on House events and competitions as well as weekly House Points and our Senior and Junior School prefects conclude our thinking on the weekly virtue with a summary reflection. Staff look forward to presenting Student of the Week Certificates to celebrate achievements and there are often performances from individual students or groups of students from week to week. Finally, class presentations are held once each term and are keenly ejoyed by parents and carers.