Lowerhouses CE Primary School

Working and Achieving Together to Enrich Lives and Nurture Bright Futures

Mrs R. Shaw

Lowerhouses Lane, Lowerhouses, Huddersfield, HD5 8JY




What is spirituality at Lowerhouses School?

It is very difficult to put into words what ‘spirituality’ actually is because it is a very personal experience. It differs from person to person, and often spirituality changes within people during their lifetime. Spirituality is not the same as having a religion or faith; a person can be spiritual without having a particular faith.


Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ outside of ourselves.  At Lowerhouses CE Primary School, we believe children live up to their potential if they are happy, have fun and feel nurtured.  We value spiritual and the holistic development of the child.  As children grow in their understanding of spirituality and values are embedded they become secure enough to make mistakes and therefore move on with a spiritual learning and academic growth.


Spiritual understand ourselves and our place in the world: recognising strengths, weaknesses and having the confidence to challenge ourselves.  We care for the local and global community and our Christian values, linked to our Circle of God’s Care, underpin our learning and encourage our children to ask and answer ‘big questions’ helping us find meaning and purpose to the things we value.