Steyning Grammar School is a place where students of all faiths will find a caring and nurturing environment that is integral to school life. There are regular opportunities for reflection throughout the school week and local Christian leaders are invited to be involved in the life of the school as part of their work in the community.
We enjoy a close relationship with St Andrews C of E Church where each year group has its Christmas Carol services. Easter, Harvest and end-of-year services are also held at the local Parish Church for those in years 7 and 8.
Many of the year groups have lunch time Christian Union meetings where students can explore and discuss issues of faith in an informal and supportive environment.
The Old Testament prophet Micah (8thC BCE) captured the heart of God and these values form the basis of our school:
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6.8
Act Justly: Justice and fairness is a core value, and one we strive to achieve at Steyning Grammar School.
Love Mercy: Valuing each other and seeing the best in one another not only makes the school a wholesome place to study but demonstrates our own self-worth.
Walk humbly: We respect each other, regardless of faith or background, celebrate diversity and seek to live lightly as stewards of God's world.
Rev Peter Butchers, a local Baptist minister, is the School and Boarding House Chaplain and he is involved with co-ordinating assemblies for local ministers, lunch time Christian Union groups and supporting staff and students. He regularly visits staff and students and organises services for those in boarding.
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Christian Ethos Group
Please find below details of the Christian Ethos Group at Steyning Grammar School, the strategic aims of this group and those involved.