As a Church of England Academy, our Christian Ethos and Values serve as foundational gifts on which to build our lives and education. Bishop Rawstorne has been described as “an exceptionally caring…a place where students are confident, keen to learn and take on challenges. A school with excellent spiritual and moral development…based upon the teachings of Christ.”(SIAS Report 2007).

Bishop Rawstorne holds worship at the core of our everyday life.  Our Christian Distinctiveness is directed by our Collective Worship but it runs much deeper than that. We care about human flourishing.  Whilst we recognise the diverse backgrounds each member of the Bishop Rawstorne community has, we strive to cultivate an atmosphere in which everyone can experience life in all its fullness.

Each week we investigate new themes and values in a relevant and relatable way through Collective Worship and tutor groups. This allows time for both staff and students to reflect and think. We welcome the various clergy from our local area as well as further afield to share their wisdom and gifts with us. 

The Roots

In our school we promote the presence of authentic Christian values as a narrative for being/behaving that stem from and express the teachings of Christ. For this reason, we know it is essential to equip our students with Christian values that serve as deep roots in their lives. These values take pupils beyond just caring and sharing. The character that we endeavour to nurture is the root, the support system for the entirety of life.

Each of these roots symbolise our core values: Peace, Justice, Trust, Radical Relationships (Koinonia), Love, Patience, Service, Honesty, Hope, Courage, Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Wisdom, Respect and Compassion.