Anglican Schooling

What characterises an ideal Anglican School?

Many of its qualities of course will be shared with good schools everywhere, whether run by the state or by denominational churches. An ideal school would evidence a commitment to learning, to justice, to individual achievement and to wholeness. Anglican schools will naturally value these qualities. This document seeks to define the normative features of an ideal Anglican School. In defining this distinctive ethos, the starting point has been the nature of the mother church itself on the simple assumption that Anglican schools will be like the Anglican Church.

  • Anglican schools are firstly Christian schools.
  • Anglican schools celebrate the contribution of the Mother Church to the wider political, social, economic and artistic life of our culture.
  • Anglican schools should be characterised by an appreciation of diversity.
  • Anglican schools should be characterised by high respect for intellectual endeavour.
  • Anglican schools should be characterised by a commitment to tradition and dignity within school worship.
  • Anglican schools should be characterised by a commitment to tradition and dignity within school life.
  • Anglican schools should be characterised by a sense of social responsibility.

View the Anglican Ethos Statement 1996