Where does our school vision come from?
St Paul wrote a letter to a small group of early Christians who lived in a city called Philippi.
The early Christians of Philippi were a diverse group and St Paul wrote the letters to encourage them. He is positive and optimistic, despite being in prison. Our Christian vision is based on the part of St Paul’s letter to the Philippians which is below. It can be found in the New Testament.
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, after it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the work of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labour in vain.
Taken from Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
St George the Martyr is a voluntary aided school with deep Christian roots. The origin of the school lies with the church of St George the Martyr, Queen’s Square. This was built as a proprietary chapel in 1705 – 1706 by a group including Sir Streynsham Master and Robert Nelson.
In 1710, the Charity School of St George the Martyr came into being on two floors of the Church’s Vestry House in Cosmo Place. The school was moved to its present site in 1976 and underwent a major refurbishment in 2006.
As a Church school, we enjoy close links with St George’s Church. A member of the clergy takes assembly once a week and the children take part in services at St George’s Church at Christian festivals throughout the year.