Religious Life of the School
St Aidan’s is a Church of England Aided School. This means it is owned by the Church but has financial ‘aid’ from the state. As a Church of England School there is a special relationship between church and school. At St Aidan’s there is mutual support between the diocese of Newcastle and Durham, the Parish of Bensham, with its parish Church, St Chad’s, Bensham, St Aidan’s Church in the Teams and the school. The clergy from the area play an active part in school life on a daily basis e.g. conducting services, governing body, running school clubs etc.
A Church School has a distinctive ethos because we aim to emphasise Christian values. We want the school always to reflect God’s love for each individual through its atmosphere of welcome, care, reassurance and service. We hope by doing so to show the relevance of Christianity to the children’s lives.
Our School Values
As part of our RE topic 'Judaism', we visited Newcastle Reform Synagogue this morning. We found out all about the Jewish faith, including its origins, traditions, festivals, prayers, food rules and dress codes. We were shown the Torah scrolls in the Ark and even...read more
Yesterday some of the children in Year 3 were admitted to Holy Communion in a service led by Reverend Meg and attended by family, friends and all of St Aidan's. All of the class performed a beautiful dance routine, the choir sang and our friends from other classes...read more
In preparation for taking their first Holy Communion in a few weeks time, eleven Year 3 children were today baptized at St Aidan's. Reverend Meg performed the service and the children were supported by their parents, godparents, family and school friends. It was a...read more
Reverend Cameron from Preston came in to our collective worship this morning to share what Jesus means to him. He even taught us a song in Punjabi. As you can see from the photos and video below, it was a very insightful morning delivered by Reverend Cameron....read more
Traditionally children at St Aidan's have been given the opportunity to take their first communion in Year 3 and this year is no different. The service will take place in April and Entry to Communion preparation classes have already begun, led by Mrs...read more
Year 3 have been learning all about the Prophets in this half term's RE topic 'Called by God'. We decided we would like to talk to someone who has been called by God and Reverend Meg said she would be happy to answer our questions. Firstly, she talked to us about her...read more
Year 6 traveled to Durham today to attend a Leavers' Service in Durham Cathedral with lots of other year 6 children. It was a lovely service and a great way to reflect on all the good times they have enjoyed together at primary school before moving on to the next...read more
in RE we have been looking at the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours. We designed our own coats by weaving card and ribbon . They were amazing...read more
What a fantastic performance from all of our children in our early years nativity . The children have worked very hard and have had lots of fun performing it. We hope you enjoyed the show . ...read more
Year 6 went to Newcastle Cathedral this morning for the Annual School Leavers' Service, led by the Assistant Bishop of Newcastle. Charlotte, Leo and Nilda represented St Aidan's, carrying our banner in the opening and closing processions. We all joined in with the...read more