LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
“PUPILS 52 boys and girls, aged 4-11 A teeny-tiny school with just over 50 pupils in three classes – but golly, it’s a good one. A mother emails: ‘When I looked around Llangrove, the children were coming in from break and one handed me a flower on her way past, which was pretty compelling.’ Llangrove is a largeish village (one pub, one school), 15 minutes north of Monmouth in a glorious valley. Deputy head Sarah Dean is, says a mother, ‘lovely and very down to earth’, and there are two ‘fantastic’ male teachers. There’s great focus on good manners (pupil behaviour was rated Outstanding by Ofsted), and strong links with the church and the local community. We’re impressed with the IT provision – lots of laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Pupils praise the after-school sports clubs, swimming lessons in Monmouth in the summer, theatre trips to Hereford and an annual whole-school expedition – one year they went to Barry Island, which must have been a whole lot of fun.”

Curriculum |

Religious Education

Religious Education

The school follows the Herefordshire County Agreed Syllabus for RE which provides a locally determined framework for teaching religious education from Reception to Year 6. We offer an interesting insight into some of the main religions of this country, particularly Christianity, along with Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism. We aim to help children to understand personal or family beliefs, along with traditional religious values in order to respect the beliefs and practices of others. Children are given the opportunity to learn about stories, festivals and events that underlie many of the regular cultural and religious celebrations that occur during the year. During their time at Llangrove CE Academy, the children are encouraged to compare religious practices and beliefs, put forward their own ideas and develop positive attitudes to others.

Daily collective worship takes place in the hall, during which religious and moral education as well as an opportunity for reflection is undertaken. Special collective worships celebrate Christian festivals such as Harvest and assemblies for parents are held each month to celebrate pupils’ achievement.

The aims of our School Collective Worship Policy are:

  • To enhance the spiritual development of children
  • To foster reflection, meditation, prayer and silence
  • To create an atmosphere in which God is both normal and natural
  • To experience ceremony in Christian festivals and to recognise the beliefs and cultures of others
  • To enable pupils to reflect on their experience of life
  • To value and respect the search for a faith to live by
  • To celebrate achievements of members of the school

Parents have a legal right to withdraw their child from collective worship assemblies and/or Religious Education lessons. Parents who wish to do so should discuss the matter with the Executive Head teachers.