We are a Church of England Academy and our Christian ethos is at the heart of everything we do. We nurture and support our pupils and staff in a caring learning community.
We regularly attend our local church and actively participate in the life of our parish. At Kingsland we are walking in the light with Jesus. Together we will develop lifelong learners, through an exciting and creative approach to learning.
Sharing The Good News
Kingsland is the Bucknall parish school and we regularly attend St. Mary’s Church at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and for leavers service. The Bucknall Team Ministry lead worship in school at least once a week and support our Christian ethos.
Revd Malcolm regularly leads worship at Kingsland.
He works with the school staff so that Christian values and visions are celebrated and our children are spiritually prepared for life. He helps us to learn about Jesus and we are encouraged to follow this example by “Walking in the Light.”
Revd Petherick is our Children’s Chaplain, providing pastoral care for the children and their families.
This is vital to the school as the Chaplain is able to have a different relationship with pupils, which does not involve the discipline essential in the teacher-child relationship. Revd Petherick will deliver this through availability in the playground before school, break, lunchtime and after school and through mentoring and supporting individuals.
As a church school, an important aspect of our ethos is thinking of others, particularly those less able or less fortunate than ourselves.
We have a good relationship with many different charities and over the years we have raised considerable amounts of money to help and support children all over the world. We hope that by participating in fundraising activities our pupils will learn that they can make a difference and that if we all work together we can help to bring about change.
“You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Act 20 v35
In October we celebrate Harvest. At this time of year we hold a non-uniform day and ask families to donate toiletries and food to be passed on to the local Food Bank and Hygiene Bank. This helps to support families who aren’t as fortunate as others.
Jesus said to his followers, “So I tell you, don’t worry about the food you need to live. Don’t worry about the clothes you need for your body. Life is more important than food. And the body is more important than clothes.”
I’m counting every blessing, Letting go and trusting when I cannot see,
I’m counting every blessing, Surely every season you are good to me,
Oh, you’re good to me.
In the name of Jesus.
At the start of November we ask for donations to the Royal British Legion on the build up to Remembrance Day. We also take part in Children In Need, where we will be asking pupils to dress as a teddy bear and give a small donation to help raise money for this great cause. Towards the end of the term we have a Christmas Jumper Day to help raise money for Dougie Mac.
Then Jesus took the children in his arms. He put his hands on them and blessed them.
Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
NRSV, 2 Corinthians 9:7
Loving God, we pray that all children in our community and around the world would feel the security that you’re love brings. We pray in the name of Jesus.
Lord God, We pray for all the people who are involved with Dougie Mac. We celebrate all that life gives us, the love and care that Jesus shows us so that we may share your love and care with one another in difficult times.
In January we will hold a wear flame colours day and ask families to donate a minimum of £1 to help raise money for Christingle.
‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’
Romans NIVUK 15: 13
God of all, we give thanks for Christingle and all that it represents:
Coming together; Light in the darkness: and a future Hope.
On Friday April 3rd we will be holding a sponsored ‘Big Squat’ as part of ‘Toilet Twinning’ to help raise money to provide safe toilets to people less fortunate.
‘Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work.’
NIVUK 1Thessalonians 5:13
Almighty Living God, we pray for communities and families that struggle because of poor sanitation, we pray that they come to have clean and safe water to wash and use the toilet, so a whole community can enjoy good health and a sense of dignity.
Our Worship Team will lead an assembly on Compassion awareness and at lunchtimes children can write Compassion letters in the Crystal. Children are able to make donations throughout the school year to support the cause.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
God of all people, we pray for children who live in poverty and difficult circumstances. We pray that they are able to go to school and have healthcare and come to know you in their lives.
We thank you for churches in these places who show love and care.
Food bank and Hygiene Bank for Kingsland summer hampers, wear beach clothes (T-shirts & Shorts) for a day Friday 26th June bring in an item.
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.
God who provides all things, we pray for families in our community and that they may be reached by your love and care over the summer break.