As an inclusive Church of England primary school, we welcome children and families of all faiths and none to be part of our school family which has a distinctly Christian character and ethos.
At Prior’s Mill, we encourage everyone to discover, flourish, and grow in their talents, nurturing their God given gifts and potential. We work with passion to foster a love of learning, a love of community and personal resilience. Following in the footsteps of Jesus, we are a school where kindness, forgiveness, respect and honesty underpin our words and actions.
Biblical Narrative –
The Parable Of The Mustard Seed – Mark 4:30-32 (NIV)
“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
Our chosen parable helps us understand that just like a tiny seed, we each have the potential inside us to grow into something amazing. With the right conditions to help us, we can grow in knowledge, wisdom, self-belief and character just as a seed grows in good soil with the right nourishment. We believe our warm and inclusive ethos, our carefully designed curriculum and our strong commitment to partnering with parents and families are these ‘right conditions’. Just as the big branches of the tree provide support and shade for the birds, we aim to inspire all our pupils to care for others and see how their gifts and growth can benefit those around them.