Bulphan Church of England Academy
Part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust
Bulphan Church of England Academy is a friendly village school in Bulphan, Thurrock.
Bulphan is proud to be a church school. We have a strong Christian ethos and we always strive for success. We are an Academy and are part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust.
This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
Our School Vision
At Bulphan we celebrate the uniqueness of every child of God in our Christian community and encourage them to flourish and shine in all they do, preparing them for life’s journey.
‘God’s word is a lamp to guide our feet and a light for our path’
Inspired by Psalm 119:105
Through Jesus Christ we learn to love, grow in wisdom and perseverance and to share friendship and respect. Inspired by our Christian values, we aim to encourage the children’s enjoyment of learning for life and to take pride in all they do.
Love is a core Christian value. The English word “love” has many different meanings, but the Greek word, agape, used in the New Testament, is commonly known as “Christian love.” At Bulphan Academy, love means respect, affection, good-will and selfless concern for the wellbeing of each other.
The Bible talks of wisdom as a gift from God. Wisdom is about being prepared to listen to the advice of others, thinking before you speak and choosing silence over words. At Bulphan Academy, wisdom involves considering others, deliberating over the issues, reflecting on the long view and taking into account all possible consequences.
‘Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for friends’. At Bulphan Academy, we encourage children to make deep and satisfying friendships. We help children who are having problems with their friendships. We teach children that Jesus is our friend who likes us and enjoys being with us.
‘And when Jesus had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards He was hungry’. At Bulphan Academy, we encourage the children to keep going even when things are tough. We ensure that the work we give children is challenging enough that all children have opportunities to develop persistence –we want all children to experience success…..but also to appreciate that sometimes success involves struggle. We tell the children that God’s love for them endures for ever…whatever they do.
The Bible teaches us to show the core Christian value of Respect to God, our neighbours and the World around us. As we are made in God’s image, by showing respect and consideration to those around us, we are, in turn, honouring God himself. At Bulphan Academy, this means showing care and consideration for ourselves, the pupils in our school and to the adults, parents and wider community who support us in our learning. This way, we can grow together in God’s love, show dignity and understanding to those around us and celebrate the value of each and every individual.