Our Church Links
Historically, the school and Holy Trinity Church have been closely associated for many centuries.
The school is designated a Church Aided School, (hence the ‘A’ in its title) which is exemplified by the close and valued connection between the church, school, community and Diocese.
Today, this relationship is developed with pupils in a number of ways:
- Through regular Worship in the School led by the vicar and members of the local community
- Attendance and preparation of special services, e.g. Christingle, Harvest, Easter and Leavers
- Key Stage 2 attendance at celebration of the Eucharist, each term supporting the development of pupils’ and staff knowledge and understanding of Christian traditions
- Children visiting Holy Trinity Church to learn about places of worship
The Governing Body having a majority of Governors who are appointed by the Church (Holy Trinity or the Diocese)
The relationship with the Church is at the very core of the school, and supports the School’s Christian values and ethos. The Church community provides, without reservation, support for all members of the school community.
Links with the Baptist Church
The school, through the support of the Headteacher and the Governing Body, also has close links with the Baptist Church, who regularly lead school worship with the pupils, including weekly parent worship with Reception and Key Stage 1.
The school regularly welcomes and hosts ‘Messy Church’ which is a national organisation linking arts and crafts to the Christian story. It is a great opportunity for children to have fun, enjoy a range of activities, build friendships and explore the Christian faith.
As part of our 500 Years Celebration of Learning in Cuckfield, the whole school, staff and Governors visited Chichester Cathedral and undertook a procession and special service at the Church and Old School, with the Acting Bishop of Chichester.