Our school has a very valuable relationship with our local church; Holy Trinity Church. This relationship is important because of our own Christian ethos, and it provides our children and their families with a vital connection to the wider Church.
We are fortunate to share all of the most important events in the Christian calendar at Holy Trinity Church with the Junior School. We celebrate and come together with our families and at Christmas, Easter and Harvest Festival. We also join together in a special Ascension Service at Pentecost and again at the end of the Summer Term for a special Leavers’ Service.
We are very fortunate to have Ripon Cathedral close to us and try to ensure that all our children are able to attend a service there as well as have the opportunity to explore the cathedral to learn about the building itself. Occasions at the cathedral are very special and provide exceptional opportunities for children to experience acts of worship which are inclusive in their nature and spiritual in their essence.
Many of our staff have personal connections with the church, and staff from Holy Trinity Church serve on our board of governors. We are delighted to welcome representatives from the church to lead Collective Worship and support the development of the children’s understanding of Jesus, the Bible and the Holy Trinity.
Throughout the year there are lots of opportunities for our children to share in the life of the church - having breakfast at Holy Trinity, joining in with holiday clubs, after-school events and occasional festivals.
Our school welcomes children from all religious traditions as well of those with no religion. We feel that it is important for them all to develop an understanding of the different faiths but focus in our Worship especially on the Christian faith and our Christian values that are at the heart of all we do in school.