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Links with the Church

We have excellent links with St Mary the virgin Church opposite our school.


We visit the church throughout the year for worship at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and at the end of the year for a leaver’s service. Father Eugene and his curate Mark come into school and regularly lead our worship. Once each year in the spring term, our students join the children from Churchfield and St Mary’s High School for a Founders Day service to celebrate and give thanks for the lives of our founders.

Children take part in collective worship in school daily and we say our school prayer and the Lords Prayer during worship.

Inside the church there are a number of memorials including one for the Dewhurst family who were founding members of the Dewhurst Schools, ( Dewhurst St Mary Primary School, Churchfield Primary School and St Mary’s CE High School).

St Mary’s CE High School continues to be supported by the Dewhurst Trust and the Trust is responsible for the appointment of Foundation Governors who are on St Mary’s Board of Governors.