Spirituality and Christian Values at Hutton
Hutton is a Church of England School and Sixth Form. We are proud of our Christian heritage and work hard to ensure all that we do continues to be firmly rooted within the beliefs and values of the Christian faith.
Our core Christian values of Accomplishment, Service and Humility, based on the life of Christ, are reinforced throughout our academic calendar. This includes accomplishment celebration events, a huge range of extra-curricular opportunities and daily worship, both inside and outside the curriculum.
Please click on the links below to gain a further insight into the distinctively Christian nature of Hutton Church of England Grammar and Sixth Form.
Each day we hold Collective Worship, which is centred around a weekly theme, both in form time and in year groups, where our students are encouraged to consider things of true worth and value in our world, celebrate the love of God and demonstrate how important this is to our daily lives. Students of all faiths and no faith are encouraged to take ownership of this act of worship so that all members of the school community can develop their own sense of spirituality and what it means to be human.
If you would like to see what we are focusing on this week, or have discussed in previous weeks, please click on the link here
Click on the link here to view the school’s Collective Worship Policy
To view examples of Form time Worship Resources select the link below.
Week 1 January 2018 "Promises" & Epiphany.
Week 2 January 2018 Judging others.
Week 3 22nd January 2018 Holocaust Memorial Day
Week 4 29th January 2018 "Who am I ?"
Our newly refurbished Chapel sits at the heart of our school, a focus for worship, enrichment and reflection. Students and other members of our school community are welcome to come and use this quiet, sacred space to connect with God and find peace within the busy lives we live.
The school’s Christian Union, led by visitors from local churches and organisations, meets weekly on a number of occasions, separated into Key Stages 3,4 and 5 and plays a key role in the spiritual development of our students. Students are encouraged to consider the ‘bigger questions of life’ through games, activities and discussions. In addition, our charity work ensures we continue to focus on those who need our help the most, both in this country and elsewhere in the world.
The Governors’ Ethos and Well-being Committee, which meets termly and reports to the Full Governing Board, also plays particular attention to the spiritual well-being of both students and staff. We are currently developing a student led Ethos and Well-being Group to work in conduction with the above committee.
At Hutton we are proud of our links with the local Church community.
We have four Chaplains within school, linked to each of our Key Stages and a specific Chaplain for Year 7. Our Chaplains support and deliver whole school student and staff worship, provide pastoral and spiritual guidance and contribute to the daily life of the school.
Year 7 Father Matthew McMurray
Years 8 & 9 Reverend Nick Mansfield
Years 10 & 11 Reverend David Dickinson
Years 12 & 13 Bishop John Goddard
Religious Studies at Hutton
As a school within the Blackburn Diocesan family we place a particular importance on the teaching of all aspects of Religious Studies within the school curriculum.
The subject is compulsory for all students at Key Stages 3 & 4 and is offered as an A Level qualification at Key Stage 5.
Click on the link here to find out more about the Religious Studies department within school.
At Hutton we value the power of prayer and seek to encourage everyone within our school and wider community to utilise it. Should you wish us to say a prayer on your behalf during our weekly dedicated time for prayer, for whatever reason, please fill in the prayer request.