We see our school as an integral part of the local community. We regularly take part in the Annual Village Show in September, entering a range of categories with every child submitting at least one model, painting or other creation!
We are supported by the Parish Council who has provided us with grants to support a range of projects including delivering a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) programme to our older pupils; funds to support the Archbishop of York Young Leader Award including a Community Action project; and funds to support a Christmas afternoon tea and concert for senior citizens in our community. We have enjoyed links with local individuals who have shared our passion for local wildlife and conservation allowing our Polar Bears class to visit their private garden. We have also taken part in the Festival of Light in December 2019, making lanterns and willow sculptures.
As a Church of England School we have strong links with St Helen’s Church, where we are regular visitors, taking part in a local prayer walk last year. We have also visited the Friends Meeting House, Wesleyan Chapel, the playing fields and enjoyed sharing ‘kindness tokens’ with the village as part of our Kindness Crew’s idea to engage with our local community last year.