As a school we are fortunate to have strong links with St Nicholas Church. We benefit greatly from regular visits to celebrate Christian festivals and to support learning in Religious Education, Geography, History and Art.
Some Family Church Services take place in the school hall providing an opportunity for Sunday worship to take place in the heart of the village. 'Messy Church' also takes place and is a time for younger children and the Church to come together and enjoy fun ways to worship and think about God.
The Reverends Swift or Barrie visit school each week to lead Worship with our older and youger children. The children thoroughly enjoy these visits which further extend the children's thinking, opportunity to ask questions, reflect upon our christian values and how we behave towards one another.
Please use the link below for more information about St Nicholas Church.
The London Diocese Board of Schools
Church of England Schools and Academies have been providing education for the children and young people of London for centuries. There are currently 131 primary and 19 secondary schools and academies educating about 52,000 students. The bulk of the schools are in the ancient areas of population and the vast majority are over-subscribed. As a school within the London Diocese, St Nicholas is supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS) which was founded in 1924 as the educational arm of the diocese. The Archdeacon of Middlesex is Chairman of the Board.
The LDBS aims to serve the people of London by ensuring that the schools and academies are valued for the excellence of an education provided in a distinctly Christian context. Our school benefits greatly from this partnership and we work closely with schools across London and especially within Richmond to achieve the highest standards. The LDBS website gives details of all the Church of England schools and academies in the diocese. There are links for those who are looking for work or to volunteer as a governor.
The Diocese of London champions education founded on the Christian faith and its values. They have responsibility for the leadership, support, growth and encouragement of 150 schools spread across 18 local authorities in London, north of the Thames. The Church of England Vision for Education is outlined in the link below:-