We aspire to keep community at the heart of Flamborough School, where every member knows that they belong to our family.
God enables us to grow together in love and learning. We strive for academic excellence through a respect for learning and develop resilience to face all challenges. Guided by our faith, we develop responsibility to ourselves, others and the world.
Our vision is founded on Matthew 13: 1-23 The Parable of the Sower; having a strong faith in God and remaining dedicated to a Christian life allows us to flourish and grow.
Recognising its historic foundation, our school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with St Oswald’s Church and the Diocese of York.
Our school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian Values through the experiences it offers its pupils.
Collective Worship is at the heart of Flamborough School. We work closely with the members of Flamborough Methodist Church and St Oswalds Church, who conduct collective worship once a week on specific themes chosen. We have collective worship every day which is underpinned by Bible story. The Collective worships includes a hymn or song, a section from the Christian Values and Roots and Shoots programme and a prayer with time for reflection.
We hold all end of term services at St Oswald’s where parents are invited and a special programme is put together.
On the 23rd May 2016 we had our SIAMs inspection which gave us a GOOD in all areas.
Click on the links below for the Diocese of York website and St Oswald’s Church website
Collective Worship Leaders
Here are our collective worship leaders. They were voted for by the children in their classes as they are considered to be children who lead by example and show a commitment to the Christian values we consider to be important.
They lead collective worship and help to ensure that our Christion vision of ‘Growing with God and striving for Excellence’ underpins all we do in school.
The Parable of the Sower
The Parable of the Sower was told to the crowd that had gathered around Jesus. Jesus tells the story of a sower who scattered seeds on four different types of soil. The first type of ground was hard and the seed could not sprout or grow at all and became snatched up instantly. The second type of ground was stony. The seed was able to plant and begin to grow, however, it could not grow deep roots and withered in the sun. The third type of ground was thorny and although the seed could plant and grow, it could not compete with the number of thorns that overtook it. The fourth ground was good soil that allowed the seed to plant deep, grow strong, and produce fruit.
Jesus used this parable to explain to his followers and the disciples how there are different responses to the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. The sower in the parable is Jesus and the seed is the word of God (both Jesus’s spoken word and today the Bible). The hard ground represents someone with a hardened heart full of sin that hears the word of God but does not accept it. Satan is able to keep this person from growing at all. The stony ground is someone who shows interest and awareness in the Gospel, yet his heart isn’t fully convicted so that when trouble comes to his faith is not strong enough to stand. The thorny ground is a person who receives the Gospel but who has many other idols and distractions in life – worries, riches, and lusts, which take over his mind and heart and he cannot grow in the truth of God’s Word. The good soil is someone who has heard and received the Word of God and allows it to take root and grow within his life. This person represents true salvation that bears good fruit.
Areas for improvement from SIAMs
To strengthen SMSC by providing more requent atructured opportunities for children to plan and lead collective worship.
To provide opportunities for learners to learn directly from members of a variety of world faiths.