St Andrew’s Church
St. Andrew’s Church is committed to serving and supporting the school in whatever way it can.
There is a wonderful opportunity for working together in partnership through the sharing of our church building with the school. This is a really useful resource especially for concerts and celebration events where all the latest audio visual equipment can be used by the school.
Local clergy from a range of churches, together with the DCFW, lead Wednesday worship in the church for the whole school at 9.00am. Parents and friends of the school community are welcome to join us for this. A number of our governors are committed members of St. Andrew’s Church.
The church vicar joins in with regular school trips such as the Y5 and Y6 residential trip, as well as additional curriculum trips.
The church has a Director of Children and Family Worker (DCFW) who assists the school in leading Christian acts of worship and also runs two lunchtime clubs called Megamix (Megamix was paused during the pandemic).
The church and school leadership regularly meet together (once a month) in 'Church School Partnership' Meetings. As part of this, it was agreed that the school would contribute to regular Family Services on Sundays at church. This has led to many families and children attending church services more regularly.
The school and church support joint charities including Love your Neighbour, Easter Team Crawley, Crawley Open House and much more.
Recently, Maureen and Anna came to school from the church to talk more about ways the school can support Kaana school in Uganda.
Whilst the Church seeks to safeguard the Christian ethos of the school and the reputation of the Diocese, we do not bring about any influence to do with the day to day management and running of the school. We believe this should be left to the educational professionals to decide how best to proceed.
To Contact Rev. Richard Poole please email email@example.com
Our website can be accessed through the link below: