Foundation

 

According to the deeds a school was set up in 1841 for the education of children from the labouring and other poorer classes. The schooling was to be conducted upon the principles of the National Society and was to be under the management and control of the rector and churchwardens.

Now the school is a Church of England Primary Academy School under the direction of the Governing Body and Academy Trustees which includes members representing the founding body.

We still maintain the principles of the Church of England foundation and Christian values underlie the aims of the school.  There is a daily assembly, involving an act of collective worship and the celebration of children's achievements.

Under the 1996 Education Act, parents have the right to withdraw their children from collective worship and religious education.  The provision for children not attending religious education lessons will be discussed with parents however, they will always be supervised by a member of staff and set appropriate work.    Parents may also ask for the provision of Anglican denominational religious education.  Any parent wishing to do this is asked to make their request to the head teacher.