Values & Ethos Lunchtime Clubs Worship Prayers Clergy Chaplains & Chaplaincy Team

Values & Ethos

As a Church of England Academy, our Christian Ethos and Values serve as foundational gifts on which we build our lives and education. In our most recent SIAMS inspection (“017-18) we have been described in as:

  • Each member of the academy community, adult and student, is valued and enabled to flourish as a child of God.
  • Pastoral care is exemplary and demonstrates how the academy lives out its deeply held Christian values. Leaders and all staff provide excellent role models of hope and compassion; they genuinely care for each individual student and their families.
  • Students are supported to believe in themselves, each other and their teachers, so that they have a secure sense of self-worth and develop skills for their future life and learning.
  • Religious education (RE) is key to the success of the academy and gives students a growing sense of their place in our multi-cultural world.
  • Spiritual development is enhanced by the richly creative curriculum and extra-curricular provision.
  • Through worship and links with local clergy, students and staff are taken to the threshold of faith and enabled to reflect positively on their own views and beliefs.

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 students 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. We have chosen six for main focus: Hope, Service, Compassion, Fellowship, Wisdom and Peace.



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 Lunchtime Clubs

Various clubs and groups will be running throughout the year these include: Christian Ethos Team, Searchlight Worship Band, drop-in youth clubs and general pastoral drop-in times. More information can be found in school.


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Tutor Group Worship

This takes place in tutor groups led by tutors and students on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon registration. The materials used in these times are planned by the Worship Team and seek to give students, and staff, an opportunity to stop, have a moment of silence, pray, and to worship God. These times are planned not to ram Christianity down students' throats but to give them the chance to hear about and explore the Christian faith for themselves, at their own pace.


Year Group Worship

These are times that traditionally we called Assemblies. They still contain notices and give the Heads of Year the opportunity to speak to year groups. But the key feature of these times is worship. They begin with a candle being lit, and then a Clergy Chaplain, a member of staff, a tutor group or a visitor delivers a time of thought, reflection, and prayer to engage students in exploring the theme for that week.


Worship Services

These take place several times during the year. They are times to celebrate Key School events and Christian Festivals. These are Christian in nature and content, and aim to meet each student where they are on their walk of faith. Celebrating together is a foundation feature of our school and brings us together as a community to worship God.

Spring Term 2021 Worship & Tutor Group Rota.


Monday Worship Assembly (All Year Groups)


Worship Wednesday

(All Year Groups)





Mr Ascroft


Mr Ascroft



Epiphany Y8-11

Y7 Gideons Bibles

11 - Jan

Mr Ascroft


Mrs Lane



3 BRs

18 - Jan

Mr Ascroft


Mr Ascroft



Parable of the rich Fool

Luke 12:13

25 - Jan

Mr Ascroft


Mr Hornby



Holocaust Memorial

1 - Feb

Mr Ascroft


Mr Ascroft




8 - Feb

Mr Ascroft


School Clergy 



Shrove Tuesday Ash Wednesday


Half Term


Half Term




22- Feb

Mr Ascroft


Mr Duckworth




1 – March

Mr Ascroft


Mr Ascroft



Fair Trade

8 - March

Mr Ascroft


Miss Robinson



International Women’s Day

15 - March

Mr Ascroft


School Clergy



Mother’s Day

22 - March

Mr Ascroft


Mr Ascroft  



Easter (Palm Sunday)

(will be on the 28th of March)




Liturgical Colours for this Term: Green during Ordinary Time (Pentecost to All Saints Day), Red between All Saints Day & Advent, Purple during Advent.









The Academy Prayer

Heavenly Father, in Your love

You have called us to know You;

Led us to trust You;

And bound our lives with Yours.

Surround us with Your love

And Protect us from evil

That we may bravely and faithfully follow You,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Click here to download the 2019 Daily Prayers


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The Clergy Chaplains and Support Workers:

Reverend Janet Taylor
Janet is a self-supporting member of Clergy serving the communities in Croston, Mawdesley and Bretherton. Janet is a Clergy Chaplain for a year group.


Reverend Michael Woods
Michael is the Rector serving the communities in Croston, Mawdesley and Bretherton. Michael is a Clergy Chaplain for a year group.


Father Marc Wolverson       
Marc is the Vicar at St. James in Leyland. Marc is a Clergy Chaplain for a year group.


Father Andrew Brown
Andrew is the Priest-in-charge at St. Mary the Virgin in Eccleston, and Christ Church in Charnock Richard. Andrew is a Clergy Chaplain for a year group.


Steve Lamin

Steve is one of the associate pastors at Hesketh Bank Christian centre. Steve is a  Clergy Chaplain for a year group. 

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Alex Woodfield

Alex is the youth worker at Hesketh Bank Christian Centre and local You for Christ worker. He runs the school's weekly Christian union 'The Hub'.


The Chaplaincy Team

This is a group of people including the Youth Worker Chaplain, the Clergy Chaplains, Diocesan Board of Education Advisers, members of SLT and the governing body. They work to plan and deliver worship in the school. They also work to better to support students in their exploration of the Christian Faith.


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