Christian School Values
At Rivington and Blackrod High School, we provide a Christian environment in which young people are cared for, happy, secure, and able to develop into articulate, confident, and well-rounded citizens of the world. We are a diverse and unique community that also welcomes members of other Christian denominations, other faiths and of no declared faith.
Our aim as a Church of England voluntary controlled school is founded in the words of Jesus Christ in John 10:10:
“I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.”
This is what we want for everyone in our school community: to reach their potential as God intended. We look to Christ for leadership and inspiration and our school community is characterised by his example of love and service. We aim to develop happy young people with inquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity, respect for themselves, others and the environment so that they will have the skills, resilience and adaptability to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Our vision is brought to life through our Christian values of Respect, Honesty, Belonging and Support which further underpin the everyday life of the school and can be seen in the way we speak, listen, and interact with each other as a caring Christian community. Our values, drawn from Christian teaching, are promoted in all aspects of school life and we encourage all members of our community to promote an ethos where care and respect is shown to everyone.
- Respect: We show respect to ourselves, others and our environment
Philippians 2:3: “Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.”
- Belonging: We show belonging to our school and local community
1 John 4:19: "We love each other because he loved us first.”
- Honesty: We show honesty through actions and words
Corinthians 8:21: “For we aim at what is honourable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man.”
- Support: We show support to our peers and the wider school community
Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."