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. Regular prayers, Bible reading and singing are an important part of the daily routine and it is intended that Christian ideas be emphasised throughout the curriculum and in the quality of relationships within the school.
There is an emphasis on each pupil achieving his or her full potential, and academic excellence is promoted. Pupils are encouraged in what is valuable in art, literature, music and science, although staff and parents are aware of the danger of uncritical acceptance of many aspects of secular culture. Our pupils are prepared for GCSE and other examinations, which we hope they will take in their stride. Some members of staff are paid for their work; many more are volunteers. Likewise, the school building was renovated, and continues to be maintained, by volunteers.
Head Teacher: M Emlyn Humphries (head @ tcst.org.uk)
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We have a dedicated and well-qualified team of staff who make this school a safe and nurturing place. Our staff are integral to delivering our ethos and values
As an independent school, fees are our main source of income. We keep these as low as we can without compromising the standards of teaching and administration in the school. Our aim is to make our fee structure such that we can encourage whole families to attend. Reductions to our normal tariff can be agreed at the discretion of the trustees on application and are subject to regular review.
Families joining the school commit to helping with basic maintenance tasks and/or cleaning three times a year. This enables us to keep our buildings decorated and maintained without adding to our fees. But more than this, these times of working and sharing time together is a special way of caring for our school and of getting to know each other.
Data Management (GDPR) and Consent
Our school aims to ensure that all data collected about staff, pupils, parents and visitors is collected, stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018). This applies to all data, regardless of whether it is in paper or electronic format.