Christian Distinctiveness

Our Christian Vision and Values

Guided by the light of Christ in all we do, to enable all to flourish and live life in all its fullness.

We celebrate our diversity, finding strength in our differences, empowering and encouraging all to have a voice.

We shine as beacons of light and hope in our community.

We promote strong Christian values, where children are appropriately supported and challenged to succeed. These values help to promote the principles of life that Jesus taught.

Our school’s core Christian values are Love, Honesty, and Respect. We seek to foster our spiritual and moral development within a caring community and work in close partnership with our parents and carers.

Our school values are rooted in stories from the Bible such as:

A Story of Love 

The Lost Sheep

A Story of Honesty


A Story of Respect

Jesus and the Temple Traders


Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:105

Collective Worship

As a Church of England School, our vision for education is Christian. It is for the common good of the whole community as we strive to see all pupils reach their God-given potential.

All teaching staff plan the content of worship using guidance from the Diocese of Rochester; this ensures a wide section of the school community contributes to this vital part of the school day. From careful planning, and participating in the delivery, our school worship creates a sense of belonging for all and gives a welcome opportunity to develop inner stillness and thought.

Monday morning is when we gather as a whole school for collective worship; EYFS and KS1 worship together on Tuesdays and Thursdays are especially for KS2. Children enjoy tailor-made class worship across the school on Wednesdays.  On Fridays, the whole school joins together again, to celebrate the work children have done during the week and recognise where individuals have demonstrated Holy Trinity’s Christian values.

We are part of the Diocese of Rochester and Canterbury and you can link to the Diocese of Rochester and Canterbury website by clicking here

Religious Education

Religious Education is taught in accordance with both the Understanding Christianity Scheme and the Kent Agreed Syllabus. RE enables pupils to appreciate their own and others’ beliefs and cultures, helping them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as in the world today. 

See our Religious Education page for more information. 

Leading Lights

All pupils in Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take a turn as a Leading Light. Leading Lights open worship, read bible verses, lead the school in prayer and light and extinguish the candle at the start and end of the worship.

To find out more about our Leading Lights group, please visit the Pupil Leadership page here

Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Development (SMSC)

Spirituality and spiritual development are key aspects of our life at Holy Trinity.  In seeking to answer the question, ‘What is spirituality?’, we explore, study and practise prayer, silence and meditation.  Creativity, responses to Art and Music and the focus on relationships with others and to God complement our approach to this vast topic.  Lessons, activities and experiences all lend themselves to pupils understanding who they are, how they fit in and why there are here.

Our Churches

Our faith community is supported by three local churches: St George’s, Christ Church and St Peter and St Paul’s.

The Parish Priests of St George’s – Reverend Jim Fletcher, or Father Mark Edwards lead Eucharist in school three times per year however the children also have the opportunity to visit our local Churches at significant times in the Liturgical Calendar including Christmas, Easter, and the end of the academic year.

St Paul and St Peter’s Church

St George’s Church

Christ Church

Our School Prayer

This is our school,

Let peace be here,

Let the room be filled with happiness.

Let love be here:

Love of one another,

Love of everyone,

Love of life itself,

And love of God.

Let us remember that as many hands make a house,

So many hearts make a school


Our Lunch Time Prayer

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the sun and day,

Thank you for our work and play,

Bless this food we have so much,

Give hope to those who don’t have such,

Bless our friends and teachers too,

Thank you, Lord, for all you do


Our End of the Day Prayer

Dear Lord,

Keep us safe this night,

Secure from all our fears,

May angels guard us whilst we sleep,

‘Til morning light appears.