Methodist Church School

What is the Methodist Church?

In the eighteenth century, the first people to be called ‘Methodists’ were friends in Oxford. They were serious about their faith and met regularly for Bible study, prayer and Holy Communion. It was this ‘methodical’ approach that gave rise to the name.

One of them was John Wesley, who started the movement that eventually became the Methodist Church. In this time, a lot of people went to church just out of habit. But Methodists believed that religion should come truly from the heart, and that it had to make a difference to how you lived your life. And this remains true today.

John Wesley

As a church school, we are distinctive as one of only two Voluntary Aided Methodist Primary Schools in the country.  Christian values and attitudes are at the heart of daily school life and we put the highest value on caring relationships to share these Christian values. 
Christian Value Pebbles

 JOY            LOVE           RESPECT           PATIENCE           FORGIVENESS       PEACE

THANKFULNESS        SELF-CONTROL          SERVICE          TRUST       JUSTICE         HOPE

Established Strengths from the Church School inspection:

  • The outstanding Christian vision and inspiring leadership of the Headteacher, very well supported Staff and Governors.
  • The extremely high quality and variety of worship.
  • The excellence of teaching and learning in RE.

Nutgrove School was awarded OUTSTANDING in the SIAMS Inspection in February 2016. (National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).

Please see report below:

SIAMS Inspection Report 2016