Vision Statement

At St Bartholomew’s, we aim to provide a rich, inclusive learning environment where all children and adults feel safe, happy and able to flourish and succeed in their learning whilst receiving every available opportunity to develop their God-given potential to be the very best they can be.


‘Safe, happy and flourishing in their learning’

Welcome to our website which I hope will provide you with a flavour of our fantastic school. St Bartholomew’s, known affectionately by many as St Bart’s, is a thriving, inclusive Church of England Primary School and Nursery located in the semi-rural village of Areley Kings on the south bank of the River Severn, Stourport-on-Severn.

Whilst maintaining the highest expectations of our pupils, we work together to ensure all children are safe, happy and flourishing in their learning.  As a Church school we have a distinctive character where Christian values are promoted in all aspects of school life, underpinned by our chosen key values: Trust, friendship, Compassion, Forgiveness, Perseverance and Respect. Our exciting, innovative Harmony curriculum embodies and nurtures inquisitive, curious learners encapsulating all core and foundation subjects through a carefully planned enquiry-based, multi-disciplined curriculum which promotes and develops a love of learning and a connection to the world around us. As a THRIVE school, we put the children’s emotional development at the heart of our work and, through our Jigsaw and Collective Worship provision, we ensure that the personal, social and mental well-being of every child is of paramount importance and also the character-building and enrichment opportunities as part of our wider curriculum. 

We are proud to be a co-founding member of Severn Academies Educational Trust (SAET) and, collectively, we are fully committed to securing outstanding educational opportunities for ‘our’ children.


Mr I James

M.Ed N.P.Q.H

At St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School the staff provide a welcoming environment where all children develop self-discipline through our caring Christian ethos. 

We are working to create in our school a feeling that we are all part of God’s special family where we show love and care for everyone around us.

We have close links with our local Parish Church of St Bartholomew’s and members of the congregation who are regular visitors to the school.

Members of our community join us for worship each week or when we visit ‘our’ church for special festivals.

Individuals from the Parish of St Bartholomew’s support the children in a variety of ways.


The children at 'our' school have an act of worship or assembly every day.

The theme of our worship is planned around 'our' six Christian values of Respect, Friendship, Compassion, Perseverance, Trust and Forgiveness.

These values were chosen by the children and their parents and we aim to 'live these values' day by day. 


School Prayer

Holy God,

Help us to persevere even if things become difficult.

Encourage us to trust each other and not judge people by their religion or skin colour.

Deliver us from bad choices, keep us safe and never lead us into danger

Inspire us to respect others especially our teachers and our parents.

Lead us to value friendship and forgiveness, rather than unkindness and bullying.

Be with us and guide us to show compassion instead of anger.

When people are sick please make them better and when they are sad help to make them happy.

Be with us in spirit and share your blessings with us all.


Written by 'our' children

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