St Andrew's Church
We have very close links and are well supported by our local church St Andrew's, Hadfield. The vicar of St Andrew's is Revd Felicity Walters.
John Roberts, a St Andrew's Church Reader and lay minister, leads a weekly Collective Worship for pupils and staff. John is also a Foundation Governor.
Seeing a pupil and community need, St Andrew's Church started the early morning Breakfast Club several years ago to support our pupils who may otherwise have missed their breakfast. Teams of volunteer church members served the pupils each day. Over the years, many thousands of our pupils have received a healthy breakfast. For this school year, the Church asked if the School could begin to take over the running and leading of the Breakfast Club. This has enabled the original vision to meet the needs of our pupils to continue and grow.
A church prayer group meets at the school every Monday to pray for the pupils, staff, parents, Governors and our school community. Pupils and staff have an opportunity to request prayers via a prayer request box.
Once a month, we are fortunate to have our Collective Worship taken by Vicky (with Scruffy!) and Reverend Mike from the village Methodist Church.
Through our close links to St Andrew's, we were delighted to host a visit, last June (2019) by the newly appointed Bishop of Derby, Libby Lane.
St Andrew's Church supports and is well represented on our school Governing Body, and appoints two Foundation Governors, with one place vacant currently.
The Church also encourages and supports the school in many other practical ways such as the use of the wonderful church building to perform our larger whole school performances and enjoy our Christian festivals and celebrations.