Church School Flourishing

The Church of England Vision for Education:

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

The Church of England has set out a bold Church of England Vision for Education that is deeply Christian, serving the common good. Their purpose in education is to enable the children, young people and communities we serve to flourish as they experience education for wisdom, hope, community and dignity.

At St Mary and All Saints CE Primary School our Christian vision is underpinned by this. We are committed to providing the very best that we can for all children within a loving, safe, Christian environment. Our church school distinctiveness is central to all we do at our school and to the successful outcomes of our children.

Please click on the button below to visit Our Vision and Values page to read more about this.


Meet Our Vicar and Children

My name is Revd. Jo Williams and I am the vicar at All Saints and St Mark’s churches in central Reading. I have lived in Reading and served in this role for 4 years. Before this I have worked in several churches and worked in children’s ministry before becoming a vicar. Since starting I have been privileged to work with the children and staff at St Mary and All Saints CE Primary School. The school is linked with the parish church of All Saints and we have a strong partnership. Myself and some of our foundation governors spend a lot of time in school leading worship, being part of the governing body and leading other special activities such as developing the prayer space, leading Godly play sessions and supporting RE learning.

The school’s vision and aims tie in so well with the Church of England vision for Education ‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full’.

The school has at its heart the desire to meet the needs of every individual helping them to flourish as God’s children. How great to be a part of that vision!

You are warmly welcome to come along to services at All Saints on Sunday mornings at 11am or to come and have a look around. I would love to hear from you. Please visit the Church Website for further details. I look forward to meeting you.