The heart of our community

Our Christian ethos is at the heart of all we do.

We nurture and support our pupils, parents and staff in a caring learning community. We believe in the importance of developing children’s social skills and confidence leading to informed decision making.

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.

The Lighthouse Centre

Make new friends, overcome challenges and gain new skills.

Join our team of volunteers with the potential of future employment. We aim to develop positive relationships with the local community and engage you with the services we have on offer.

Lighthouse Centre
The Lighthouse Centre

The Lantern Cafe

Fancy a brew?

The Lantern Cafe is part of The Lighthouse Centre and offers a delicious menu. Everyone’s welcome so come on in, grab a coffee, pick up some lunch and if there’s still some room left, treat yourself to a cake!

Catch up with friends

Everyone’s welcome so come on in, grab a coffee, pick up some lunch and if there’s still some room left, treat yourself to a cake!

St. Mary's & St. John's Church

Faith. Hope. Love

Kingsland is the Bucknall parish school and we regularly attend St. Mary's & St. John’s Churches 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.

Our relationship with our parish Churches and our local community is excellent.

During the pandemic, we modified the manner in which we would normally operate both from the academy and the Lighthouse Centre. Many positive outreach strategies have been delivered in partnership with St Mary's & St. John’s Churches and our parish: 

1. We have introduced a ‘Friday Night Takeaway’ outreach opportunity. On a weekly basis we bless 5 families from our Academy and 5 families from each of our four neighbouring schools with a takeaway treat prepared by our Lantern Cafe. We feel it is important that we bless families to spend some time together.

2. We bless the elderly in our community with a hot lunch prepared by the Lantern Cafe every fortnight. We recognise that loneliness is at a high level due to the pandemic, and a meal delivered by a familiar adult can lift people’s mental health and wellbeing.

3. On Valentine’s Day we blessed 50 people with a God’s Love Afternoon Tea, Rev. Malc visited Oak Priory Residential Home and gifted them with 100 biscuits. We also blessed local key workers with packs of biscuits to say ‘Thank you’.

4. On Shrove Tuesday we gifted 50 of our families a Pancake Making kits. Our families also engaged with an online Pancake Party. We blessed 30 of our elderly with pancakes, made by The Lantern Cafe. We recognise that loneliness is at a high level due to the pandemic, and a meal delivered by a familiar adult can lift people’s mental health and wellbeing.

We welcome and actively participate in the opportunities to further develop the links between church, home and school.

St. John’s Church has established a ‘Just Giving’ page to raise the funds for this important outreach to continue in the coming months as we emerged from the pandemic and our community responds to the changes that we have all been part of.  Kingsland C.E. Academy continues to support this and is delighted that our Lantern Cafe is supplying the food to bless our community alongside our children writing cards, prayers and messages to be delivered with the food.

Rev. Malcolm

Rev. Malcolm works with our school staff so that Christian vision and values 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.”

Bucknall Team Ministry

Three Churches working together to share the love and good news of Jesus.

Bucknall Team Ministry

Our Chaplain

Rob is our children’s and community Chaplain. He works with children and their families to ensure that they are happy in school and also liaises with Rev. Dave and Rev. Malcolm, the clergy in our parish, as together they support our school and community. 

Rob is available to support all children in school especially when they are sad or upset at those difficult times in a child’s life. He leads our Worship Team and together they plan and lead worship for the rest of the school community.  They lead worship each half term and for special Christian services at Christmas and Easter.  Our Worship Team are also supported to evaluate the worship led at school and throughout the year they are invited to contribute to services at St. John’s Church.

Rob also has a Chaplain’s Team of children that he works with and they are available to support everyone as we all ‘Walk in the Light with Jesus’ following our Kingsland values.  The Chaplain’s Team can be found every lunchtime in our Crystal Oasis and Peace Garden.

Helping Others

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

Focusing on Charity

Charities Support, Prayers & Reflections

In Autumn One we celebrate Harvest and hold a Non-uniform day and donate groceries and essential items to help support our local Foodbank.

Bible verse ICB Luke 12:22 

22 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.

In Autumn Two we support and raise money for the Royal British Legion and Children in Need.

Bible verse ICB Mark 10:16

16 ’Then Jesus took the children in his arms. He put his hands on them and blessed them.’


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.

In December we have a Christmas jumper day with all donations going to Dougie Mac.

Bible verse NRSV, 2 Corinthians 9:7 

7’ Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’


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.

We celebrated Number Day to raise money for NSPCC by dressing up as their favourite number.

Bible verse Romans NIVUK 15: 13

‘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.’


God of all, we give thanks for love of learning and working and playing together a school community. Amen.

In Spring Two we carried out Acts of Kindness for Lent. We held a non-uniform day and bought in food & hygiene items for both our school and communities Blessings Boxes.

Bible verse NIVUK 1 Thessalonians 5:13

‘Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work.’


Almighty Living God, we pray for communities and families that struggle and do not have enough food and hygiene items. We give thanks that we are able to bless others so they can enjoy enough food. Amen.

In Summer One our Worship Team lead an assembly to raise Compassion awareness.

Bible verse NIVUK John 16:33

“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.” John 16:33


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.

For Summer Two we help our local Foodbank and Hygiene Bank by holding a beach day when we wear beach clothes (T-shirts & Shorts) for a day and donate essential items.

Bible verse NIVUK John 21:13

‘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.