At Christ the Sower Ecumenical Primary School we provide the ‘good earth’ for all our children to flourish; where every child can learn and explore who they are created to be, with the high expectation that we, individually and collectively, will care for each and every child.
A loving place where we all care, learn and grow together.
The Parable of the Sower – Our Story
Christ the Sower, our school name, was chosen when our school was established in 2004. It is taken from Jesus' parable of the sower in the Bible. A parable is a story with a meaning. This parable tells of a farmer who went out to scatter seed but had varying success due to the different places where the seed fell. The seed that flourished landed in good soil.
At CtS we strive to provide the good soil for all our children to flourish. We care for all our children and support them to care, learn and grow. 'Christ the Sower' inspires and underpins our school vision running through the heart of our school.
The name 'Christ the Sower' was also chosen because there is an agricultural link. Our site in Grange Farm was originally producing crops on good local soil. Through our name, we remember the history and the Christian foundation for our school.
A farmer planted seed. As he scattered the seed, some of it fell on the road and birds ate it. Some fell in the gravel; it sprouted quickly but didn't put down roots, so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly. Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled among the weeds and nothing came of it. Some fell on good earth and came up with a flourish, producing a harvest exceeding his wildest dreams.
Mark Chapter 4 Verses 3-8