Church School

Voluntary (Aided) School

Through God's love and strength all flourish

Our value for term 2 will be friendship

Our Christian Vision Statement

Our village school and our Christian values provide a well-rounded education that enables all to be the best that God intended. We treat adults and pupils with love and dignity in a space where everyone can flourish

Our Church

We are proud to be a Church (Aided) School. We see our values of community, friendship, joy, forgiveness, perseverance and creation at the heart of everything we do.  Worship revolves around a termly value and the children are taught how these values can be interpreted and used in our everyday lives. Our local Church is St Nicholas in Ash and we have strong links with the Church. Reverend David Moulden leads weekly worship and we visit the Church throughout the year as well as for special services such as; Harvest, Carol Service, Easter Service and our year 6 leavers. Our children attend the SNICS group on alternate Wednesdays and enjoy this link with the Church. Our  RE governor, appointed by the Archdeacon, is Bill Vennart. 

A brief history of the Church

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St Nicholas at Ash was probably built around 1190 AD on the site of an early Saxon building. It was altered in the 14th century, and the central tower was added in the 15th century. The highly visible tower and steeple were once used as navigation aids. They now house a ring of 10 bells. There is a collection of medieval monumental effigies inside, and amongst the brasses there is  one to Jane Kerriel (c 1455) which reveals a unique horse-shoe head-dress.

Our House Teams

To link in with our Christian values and ethos, the school council have recently developed four new house teams. They are:

St Catherine of Alexandria - purple (patron Saint of creativity/craftsmen/educators)

St John the Apostle - green (patron Saint of frienship, love and loyalty)

St Thomas Beckett - blue (local Saint that links us with Canterbury Cathedral)

St Nicholas - red (name of our local Church and patron Saint of children)

Children are awarded house points for displaying any of our school Christian values.

Messy Church

What is Messy Church?

  • is a way of being church for families involving fun
  • is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
  • is found across the world
  • values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
  • is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

The next service will take place on Sunday 14th October from 4-6pm at St Nicholas Church, Ash. CT3 2EW

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