About our School
In March 2017 St. Bartholomew’s joined Severn Academies Educational Trust (SAET), a local multi-academy trust.
As a member of SAET the children and staff in our school benefit greatly from being within a cohesive ‘family’ that offers all children enhanced learning opportunities.
Co-founding schools within the SAET are: Hartlebury CE Primary School, Wilden All Saints,
St. Bartholomew’s CE Primary School, Stourport Primary Academy and Stourport High School and VIth Form College.
Additional schools within SAET include Wolverley Sebright Primary Academy and Baxter College.
Throughout the St Bartholomew’s community, we provide a caring and inclusive learning environment where all children and adults are happy, feel safe and know that they are valued; nurturing hope and aspirations to flourish and develop God-given potential.
We recognise that developing the spirituality of our pupils and adults is a fundamental aspect of enabling pupils and adults to flourish. Our school’s distinctively Christian vision is theologically-rooted in the Parable of the Lost Sheep (Matthew 18:10-14 and Luke 15:1-7), where everyone is precious and every member of our school community will go to great lengths to ensure every child is loved and cared for as part of our school family; never giving up on individuals regardless of how the look or act, just as God has compassion for every person. Our vision is at the forefront of all decision-making for every strategy, policy and rationale. Spiritual development for pupils and adults is well planned and of high quality so that the whole school community is engaged on a journey of discovery. The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Matthew 18: 10-14 and Luke 15:1-7)
We have distinctive Christian values that inform everything we do:
The school is fortunate to have ample space and very good facilities.
We have a variety outdoor learning environments, play areas and extensive playing fields, environmental gardens, Forest School and a wildlife pond.
There is a fully equipped ICT suite, interactive whiteboards in every class and laptops for personalised learning.
Worship is a time when children and staff come together to celebrate 'our' Christian distinctiveness. Children, along with staff and visitors lead worship where there is a half termly focus on one of the schools selected Christian values. Important rituals are followed including lighting candles, reading prayers and singing hymns and even the very youngest children recognise the time they are with the school community as a very special time. While stories from the bible are the main feature of 'our' worship, stories from other faiths are also shared with the children. The children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is enhanced by the experiences they have is school worship and they are taken on a journey where they learn of god’s love.