Baldersby St James is a Church of England primary school. Christian values underpin our school ethos. Our core school values are hope, community, respect and perseverance. As a school community we endeavour to apply these values in our daily lives, relationships and decision making.
There are strong links between church and school: our foundation governors play an important role in helping to shape the school and in supporting school events.
As well as regular worship in church, we hold special services in church for Harvest, Christmas, Easter and at the end of the school year. The children enjoy the opportunity to sing, pray, perform and share their work with a wider congregation. The children also visit the church for lessons relating to various aspects of the curriculum.
All of our children have the opportunity to visit York Minster for workshops, learning walks and the opportunity for quiet reflection. At the end of the summer term our leavers attend the Leavers’ Service at Ripon Cathedral.