Our School – Church and Family
Believe – Achieve
At our school we believe that everyone is an individual. We encourage them to reach their full potential in a happy, safe and caring environment.
Within our community, we provide a foundation for enthusiastic life long learning, based on Christian values.
Our school was built in 1853 as a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School.
Together with the Church of St James the Less it has been at the heart of the village community for over 160 years. The school has a strong Christian ethos and a link with the church is evident in all it does. Christian symbols are evident throughout the building and displays are regularly linked to stories from the Bible. Though as a school we promote the values of the Christian faith, we recognise that some of our children come from other religions and cultural backgrounds and we respect their beliefs.
The school holds services in the church throughout the year, including Harvest Festival, Nativity, Easter and the end of year Leavers’ Service. Our Vicar is a school Governor and visits the school regularly to lead whole school worship for the children. As a school, we participate in local events such as Village Day, distributing Harvest gifts in the village and we contribute a report of school activities to the monthly Nutley Parish News. In this way, the children learn the importance of working together with the church as part of the local community.
We are proud to be part of the Uckfield Town Schools' Alliance.