Our Christian School

Our Christian School

In our Christian school setting we aim to provide an environment which enables children to grow in understanding and to develop those skills, attitudes and values which will equip them for life.

The Christian faith underpins everything we do.

Our strengths lie in our beliefs and commitment to caring for each individual and our desire to bring out the best in them, be they child or adult. Our strong links with the Church and Diocese foster that commitment and our Governors work tirelessly for the school.



Our Church – Holy Trinity

Our Links to Church

At Tarleton Holy Trinity Primary School we have very close links to our Church and Fr Mark Soady. We join in with many services in church and even have our own Bell ringing Club on a Tuesday night after school (outside of the COVID 19 restictions).

Click HERE to see information regarding some of the services we celebrate in Church and some of the things we do related to our RE curriculum.

Our Links to Blackburn Diocese

Tarleton Holy Trinity CE Primary School is a cherished member of the Church of England family within the Diocese of Blackburn. As a beacon of faith, learning, and community, the school is committed to providing a transformative and holistic educational experience.

The Church of England’s involvement in education dates back to 1811 when Joshua Watson established it as a gift to the nation. This historical commitment to education has been upheld through the years, with notable figures like Bishop Herbert in the Diocese of Blackburn playing a crucial role in preserving church schools. Bishop Herbert’s efforts were instrumental in safeguarding the educational institutions within the diocese.  Moreover, the legal requirement for these schools to teach according to the tenets of the Christian faith and to provide Christian worship is often derived from Trust Deeds, where trustees, commonly comprising members of the Board of Education or local vicars and Churchwardens, oversee their governance and operations.

Being a part of the Church school family at Tarleton Holy Trinity means joining a community that cherishes each individual as a unique creation, fostering a sense of belonging rooted in Christian principles. Our school proudly embraces the rich heritage and traditions of the Church of England, creating an inclusive and nurturing environment where students, staff, and families thrive together.

What distinguishes a Church school is the unique ethos woven into every facet of our educational journey. Guided by a shared commitment to the values of love, compassion, and respect, we exemplify the teachings of Christ in our daily lives. At Tarleton Holy Trinity, we aspire to inspire children and young people, nurturing their spiritual, moral, and intellectual growth.

The Church of England school’s respects and acknowledge other faiths too, encouraging dialogue and we will discuss in assemblies other faith celebrations such as Eid and Hannukah, during designated times.


Central to our ethos is the practice of worship, a cornerstone of our daily routine. Our worship sessions reflect the Christian character of our school, drawing inspiration primarily from the Bible and teachings predominantly derive from the Christian tradition. Through worship, we aim to nurture a deep sense of spiritual connection and understanding among our students, guiding them on a journey of faith and reflection.

Religious Education

In line with our dedication to holistic education, RE plays a pivotal role in shaping our students’ understanding of faith and spirituality. Our curriculum, Questful, is rooted in Christian values while also incorporating teachings from other world faiths. Through Questful, students engage in meaningful discussions and explorations of religious principles, fostering an appreciation for diversity and inclusivity. Our approach to RE reflects our belief in the importance of understanding and respecting different beliefs and cultures, cultivating open-mindedness and empathy among our students.


Leadership at Tarleton Holy Trinity is deeply intertwined with our Christian ethos. When we appoint the Headteacher we require a faith reference for the job, we prioritise individuals who embody the values and principles that underpin our school community. Our Governors, predominantly Foundation Governors, play a crucial role in upholding the Christian foundation of our school. These dedicated individuals champion our mission and vision, ensuring that the Christian ethos remains at the heart of all our endeavours. Their unwavering commitment to fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment ensures that our school continues to thrive as a beacon of faith, learning, and community.  In Voluntary Aided schools the number of foundation governors on the governing board is majority of two and in Voluntary Controlled schools there must be clear foundation representation.  Meetings of governors will commit to prayer for the school community and business.

Aligned with the Church of England’s vision for education, our schools seek to provide an outstanding educational experience that empowers students to flourish and make positive contributions to society. We believe in the transformative power of education that not only imparts knowledge but also instils character, resilience, and a sense of purpose.

The Diocese of Blackburn’s vision, echoing the broader Church of England vision, places a special emphasis on inspiring children and young people. Our commitment is to provide an educational experience that transcends academic achievement to encompass spiritual and personal development.

Choosing Tarleton Holy Trinity means choosing an educational community where faith and learning coexist harmoniously. It means embracing a vision that prioritises the well-being of every individual and instils a lifelong love for learning and service to others.

We invite you to embark on this enriching journey with us, where education is a transformative force, and each student is recognized as a cherished member of our Church school family.

[For further insights, explore the Church of England vision for education here and the Diocese of Blackburn vision here.]

Our Christian Values

In order to prepare the children of Tarleton Holy Trinity for the future, we have established certain key Christian values throughout the school. These values were chosen by the children after some work with our RE Subject lead.

Our Christian Values

Awe and Wonder – Reception Class
Friendship – Year 1
Peace – Year 2
Trust – Year 3
Respect and Tolerance – Year 4
Fairness and Justice – Year 5
Forgiveness – Year 6
The Value of ‘Love’ is embedded in all the above.

Through the discussions which surround the Christian Values we link them to the teachings of the Bible:

  •  Awe and Wonder‘LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!’ Psalm 8:9
  • Friendship – ‘A friend loves at all times’ Proverbs 17:17
  • Peace‘Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts’ Colossians 3:15
  • Trust – ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart.’ Proverbs 3:5
  • Respect‘Show proper respect to everyone’ 1 Peter 2:1
  • Justice – ‘Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. Psalm 106:3
  • Forgiveness – ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just
    as in Christ God forgave you’. Ephesians 4:32

School and Class Worship


Below is a list of our daily worship in our school. The weekly theme of our Worship are displayed in the corridors and on our Weekly Newsletter.


Click here to see the latest Termly Overview of Worship in School


Monday at 9.05am – Whole School Worship led by Mr Smith, Miss Jagger, Mrs Warburton or Mrs Seeley

Tuesday at 9.05am – Whole School Worship Praise – hymn practise with a member of our Teaching Staff

Wednesday at 9.05am – Whole school worship with the Parish Rector or Mr Smith

Thursday at 9.05am – Class worship based on overarching weekly theme

Friday at 2.55pm – Whole School Celebration Worship led by Mr Smith

This is a celebration of the children’s learning and achievements both in and out of school led by Mr Smith. Parents are Carers are invited to attend. If your child / children make it to Mr Smith’s Celebration ‘Bench’…you will receive a personal invitation to attend the Worship.

Throughout the Year, we also ask each Class to put together a Class Worship…look out for these dates on the Newsletter and in our School Calendar!!

The School works closely with Fr Mark Soady to keep Worship relevant to recent topics and events,  and also the School and Church Year. Click below to see our Worship Overview for each term:

Worship Plans Academic Year 2021 – 2022

Worship Plan for Autumn 2022

Worship Plan for Spring 2023

Worship Plan for Summer 2023

Worship Plan for Autumn 2023

Worship Plan for Spring 2024

Worship Plan for Summer 2024

Examples of the Prayers we say in School


School Prayer

This is our school,
Let peace be here,
Let the rooms be full of contentment.
Let love be here,
Love of one another,
Love of life,
And love of God.
Let us remember,
That as many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school. Amen

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father,
Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power and the glory,
For ever and ever. Amen
A Prayer for the end of the day

The day is done; O God the Son,
Look down upon us everyone!
O Light of Light, Keep me this night,
And hold me in your presence bright.
I need not fear if you are near;
You are my Saviour, kind and dear. Amen