The first Church of England schools taught children who were poor with little or no opportunity for social mobility. This starting point has led to the development of schools that now serve their local communities. Oare Church of England Primary School offers a high standard of education to all the children who attend from the village and the neighbouring area, regardless of the religious beliefs or otherwise of their parents. As a Church school we are committed to maintaining a high quality of teaching and the fostering of a safe environment where pupils feel happy, secure and valued. Both of these aims remain a significant strength of the school as highlighted by our Ofsted inspection.
We have strong links with our local churches; contributing to their services and hold our own special services in Holy Trinity Church in Oare. Reverend Mark Windsor leads our worships once a week. On other days worship is led by the teaching staff and sometimes by the children themselves. The children play an active part in worship but there is also time for stillness, reflection and prayer. On Friday afternoons we have ‘Wow Worship’ when parents are invited into school to join with us as we celebrate and give thanks for the children’s achievements in relation to our ‘WE CARE’ values. We also work to engage with our local community and our local church, supporting their charity events.
In addition to being inspected by Ofsted church schools have a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection every five years. This evaluates the effectiveness of the school’s Christian distinctiveness in enabling children to Flourish. Last inspected in March 2019 Oare was judged to be a ‘Good’ school.