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 fundamental values. For this reason, religious messages communicated through assembly embrace the philosophies of all the great faiths, and we endeavor 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.
Lower & Upper School Assemblies
These take place on Mondays and Thursdays respectively. 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.
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. 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.