We are very proud of our Church School status which is central to the ethos of the school and permeates all aspects of its life. We believe that Jesus Christ is at the heart of all that we do and we endeavour to deliver his message to all the children who attend AYJS.
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The SIAMS Evaluation Schedule sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.
AYJS was rated 'Outstanding' at our last SIAMS inspection in November 2016.
Collective Worship is organised on a whole school basis, and is led by staff, clergy, visitors and the pupils themselves. One of the ways our school expresses its Christian character is by having services in our local church each term, and by enjoying a weekly visit from the local Church of England vicar and curate who make valuable contributions towards the religious and moral fabric of the school. Please see our Collective Worship page where we also have our worship plan for the term.
Our school has a Worship Team which is a group of year 5 and 6 children who help plan and lead daily worship in school. They meet each half term to discuss worship themes, bible stories and Christian messages to share with the school.
JAM Club (Jesus and Me Club)
We run a weekly JAM club and a termly Messy Church. All children are welcome. We have a great team of leaders who are ready to welcome children to come and share a snack, have fun, learn about Bible heroes and stories, play games, do crafts and quizzes, make music, pray together and have a great time.