Church and Community Links

Church Links

We have a close link with St George’s Church, Semington.

Rev John Rees who is the vicar at St George’s Church, is heavily involved in the life of the school. He is a governor, leads worship regularly and takes part in many other in school activities routinely.

Bev Woodward, is a member of the parish council, a church warden and a member of the governing body. She is a member of the local Open the Book team and therefore regularly comes in to be part of worship.

Reverend Joy Albone regularly helps with church services and has supported us with our Church spaces event and church exploration visits.

Children visit church regularly to lead special services (Harvest, Christingle and Easter for example) which are attended by other pupils, families and members of the community. Children also visit the church to learn more about the church as a special building and place of worship.

Immediate Community Links

We pride ourselves in maintaining a positive reputation within our local area and this is largely due to our involvement within our community. We are proud of our reputation which means that we are consistently oversubscribed. Our school lies in the heart of our community. The Church have use of the premises for messy church each term, the grounds are used by the community for their village fete and for the Semington Slog. The community are welcome to attend certain events in school including the nativity and the summer production.

The children support a community coffee morning twice a term, engaging socially with older members of the community. The school were involved in decorating the village Christmas Tree and have been involved in a community litter pick.

Wider Community Links

  • Library - Library staff come into school to advertise special events such as the Summer Reading Challenge (we are consistently in the top performing schools who take part in Trowbridge Library)
  • Fundraising - As a school we actively raise funds throughout each year for those who are less fortunate. This includes national charities such as Children in Need, Comic Relief and Red Nose Day as well as supporting the local food bank and Wiltshire Air Ambulance – based in Semington.
  • Sporting events - We take part in a wide variety of sporting events during each year in our local community. These include the West Wilts dance festival, football and netball tournaments, the swimming gala, and cross country. We are proud that our children are always great sports men and women and great ambassadors for our school.
  • Black History month - collaborative Art project with Newtown Primary School Trowbridge