Through our core school values of: Courage, Responsibility and Compassion, a key element of our work is our commitment to build and develop links with our local community, enabling strong community cohesion, and instilling in our children their role in their local and global community.
We pride ourselves on good links with our local church, St Mary’s Church, Adderbury. During the school year:
the Vicar leads whole school assemblies
we regularly take part in services at St. Mary’s Church, with children helping to organise and lead the services;
we participate in events organised by the Church such as Harvest Festival and the Christmas Tree festival
Our local community support officer “Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team” offer us advice and support. We also encourage visits from other local services such as doctors, dentists and the fire brigade to help children understand about their role in the community.
Happy Harvest Tea
On an annual basis, we organise a ‘Happy Harvest Tea’ in school, where we welcome members of the community into school for afternoon tea and Harvest performances. Year 6 children organise and lead this event and it serves as a vehicle for forging closer links between the children in school and the local community.
We actively seek to join in in community events throughout the year, helping to foster positive links with our local community.
Children take part in the annual Christingle Service raising money for the Children's Society
Children link with the Adderbury Library, our Early Years staff visit toddler library sessions
We also publicise Adderbury Lakes working parties, Adderbury Running Club and theatrical events in the village through school newsletter.
At Christmas our choir sing at local care homes and take part in community events organised at the care homes, for example, story events
We strongly believe that these kinds of opportunity offer a wealth of experience and opportunity to our pupils within school and help bring our local community closer.
Christopher Rawlins is a part of The Warriner Partnership of schoos and as a school, we work with other local partnership schools to develop and strengthen the children's collaboration, sharing knowledge and expertise with staff beyond our school.
Our sports teams are becoming increasingly successful in inter-school competitions, including swimming, football and cross country.
We take part in moderation visits between schools, ensuring that teachers develop their knowledge and understanding of learning more broadly and have opportunities to develop their professional skills.