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The Christian School (Takeley)
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Address
Brewers End, Takeley

, ,
CM22 6QH

England
Coordinates51°52′05″N 0°15′42″E / 51.8681°N 0.2617°E / 51.8681; 0.2617Coordinates: 51°52′05″N 0°15′42″E / 51.8681°N 0.2617°E / 51.8681; 0.2617
Information
Religious affiliation(s)Non denominational Christian
Established1st September 1989
Local authorityEssex
Lead TrusteeCarina Bowman
HeadM Emlyn Humphries
Age3 to 16
Website
Charity Commission. The Christian School (Takeley), registered charity no. 1148518.
The School painted by Y7 pupil Lark

The Christian School (Takeley) [1]is an independent Christian school located in Takeley, Bishop's Stortford, Essex.

The school caters for children from 3 through to 16 years of age. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the English National Curriculum and the school is inspected by Ofsted.[2][3][4]

The school agrees with the Department for Education’s definition of British values [5] as a whole:

  • democracy,
  • the rule of law,
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

At the Christian School (Takeley), pupils will encounter these principles throughout everyday school life. The school recognises the dependence of each value on the others and, for example, does not respect or tolerate a faith statement or belief that does not uphold the democracy and rule of law of the United Kingdom (UK) or the individual liberties of UK citizens, especially those whose characteristics are protected under the Equality Act.

The curriculum teaches pupils to be critical thinkers testing the validity of rules or expectations.

In accordance with the ethos of the school the understanding is that, in God, there is a higher authority and the teaching of the whole Christian Bible is the basis of faith of the staff.

The school is an equal opportunities employer. As a designated faith school, the school is allowed to take into consideration a teacher's faith in hiring decisions as allowed in the Equality Act 2010.[6]

The school is part of the Christian Schools' Trust[7] and is a member of the Independent Schools Association.

As of 2018, the school has approximately 60 pupils and 20 staff, whom are a mixture full-time and part-time.

History[edit]

The Christian School (Takeley) was founded by a group of parents and friends in 1989 to provide a Christian education, fostering Christian faith and values. Today the school includes families from a wide geographical area, who belong to a number of different churches or none. In 2017 the school became a member of the Independent School Assosciation[8] and the Independent Schools Council[9]

Site and facilities[edit]

The school operates from the site of Takeley Chapel, which is home to Takeley Congregational Church which itself is an independent church. The site consists of the chapel building, main hall and a converted stable block which is now a workshop and lab.

There are nine dedicated teaching rooms at the site, including a science lab and computer room. The school also has a playground, grass play area and allotments to the front.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  2. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  3. ^ "National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  4. ^ "Ofsted". Archived from the original on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  5. ^ "Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years from September 2015". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  6. ^ "{title}" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-06-08. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  7. ^ "Christian Schools' Trust - Home". www.christianschoolstrust.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  8. ^ https://www.isaschools.org.uk/school/the-christian-school/
  9. ^ https://www.isc.co.uk/schools/england/hertfordshire/bishops-stortford/the-christian-school-takeley/

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