We especially value our close relationship with St. Mary’s church. The Rector Mr Nick Cutler is an active governor at the school and leads assemblies for the children in the church each week as well as organising and leading the weekly Open the Book assemblies that take place in the school hall each Wednesday.
Leaders of other church communities also contribute to school life and we are very pleased to welcome the Baptist Church minister Mr James Martin into school fortnightly to take an assembly in the school.
The children are involved in preparing and attending special services that parents are warmly invited to enjoy also. These include Harvest, Christmas and Easter services.
Weekly Collective Worship
Each Tuesday KS1/Thursday KS2 the children attend the church for a weekly assembly prepared by Reverend Nick Cutler. This is an important part of enhancing Christianity and St. Mary’s Church to the children of the school. Children have the opportunity to develop their understanding of Christian worship through this close and regular link.
Special Christian Services
Throughout the Christian calendar there is a variety of special Christian services some of which are held in school and some of which are held in the Church, e.g. Christmas carol Service and Easter service. We aim to develop the children’s understanding of Christian services and celebrations through regular visits to the Church.
The children in the choir sing at a special Carol Service held in the church for family and friends and the wider community.
The School often supports the Church in raising money for worthwhile Christian charities, for example Operation Christmas Child.
As a Church of England School we are inspected under the SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) framework. At our last SIAMS in 2012 we achieved an ‘outstanding’.