Our links with the Church

 

Although the school was founded as a Wesleyan School, It now has 'controlled' status and is administered and financed by the Local Authority. Links with the Methodist Church however, are strong and remain important.

The church provides a number of foundation governors and actively supports the work of the school through advice, resources and volunteer helpers and the interest that church members take in the school. We hold key services and class assemblies in the church throughout the year, joined by many of parents, carers and families. Reverend Tim leads a much loved worship with our whole school once a week.

The school has a noticeboard in the church hall and members of the congregation are welcomed at school events, such as church services and fayres. Several members of the church congregation are also volunteers who regularly read with children at school. The school also places reflective prayer spaces in the church as well as around school and members of the church are welcomed to engage with this along with our children and staff.

We have also established strong links with other Methodist schools in the local area through the Methodist Schools Partnership. The partnership consists of four schools: St Peter's, Kent College, Boughton-Under-Blean and Dunkirk and Lorenden. Here are some examples of projects we have collaborated on:

  • Collaborative art days
  • Maths challenge days
  • Subject leader network meetings
  • Sports events
  • Joint choir events, including concerts and singing at the annual Methodist Conference at Methodist Central Hall Westminster
  • Joint writing of a new schools' hymn