Raynsford Academy Church of England Acdemy



At Raynsford it is our aim to raise standards by promoting a school Christian ethos, which is underpinned by core values. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring environment.

We give regular thought to how values can be used to support the child as a reflective learner and promote quality teaching and learning.

In our society, children are increasingly encouraged through advertising to think of happiness as something which can be found simply in the material world. They are generally encouraged to experience life in a world which is external to their inner selves.

As a school community we believe that the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of Gospel values.



Value for December



  • Joy is the expression of inner happiness and contentment
  • Joy also comes from seeing lives being positively changed and relationships enhanced.
  • Joy is a very important but often neglected social value
  • Joyfulness should mark the life of the Christian community and all relationships between Christians as they live and work together.

At school there is a sense of anticipation, excitement and joy in every classroom, as we look forward to Christmas. 

Christmas is not always a happy time for everyone and we are grateful for the many donations we have delievered to the Need Project and hope that Christmas is a little brighter for some in our community as a result.

God wants us to find joy in the season and the celebration – not necessarily because of circumstances, but because of the ‘reason for the season.’ Jesus came so that we could have God’s joy in all things.


“but the Angel said to them ‘do not be afraid for I bring you good new that will bring joy to all people.  Today in the town of David, a Saviour has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11)



We wish you all a joyful and happy Christmas and look forward with hope to 2022.