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Headteacher : James Pynn
Age Range : 3 to 11
Number of Pupils : 45

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Church School

Family Services at St Hilda's Church, Ampleforth

with the help from our Worship Band

Sunday 7th April 2019 at 11am 

Thursday 11th April 2019 at 2:30pm (School Easter Service)

Sunday 5th May 2019 at 11am

Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 11am

St Hilda’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

We are proud, as a voluntary controlled Church of England primary school, to be part of the Diocese of York.

As a voluntary controlled (VC) school, the daily worship within the school will follow the Anglican tradition of school worship and will contribute to the sense of community and strong Christian ethos that is a feature of Anglican schools. The governing body will include two foundation governors nominated by the Church and the local authority.

Our Foundation Governors are:

Mr Martyn Boothroyd and Mr Andrew Reid

As a church school at the heart of the village community, Christian values underpin our work, our relationships and our commitment to ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils. We will strive to make our school welcoming, open and friendly with a positive Christian ethos where the views of the children and parents are valued.

Our local church is St Hilda’s, Ampleforth.

Reverend Catherine Reid is a regular visitor to school.

 

 

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England/Church in Wales and in partnership with the Churches at parish and Diocesan level.  The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

Collective Worship

The school meets daily for collective worship, which, as the Education Act states, ‘is wholly or mainly of a broad Christian character, the main emphasis being on the broad traditions of Christian belief.”

Collective worship is an important part of our school day and reflects Anglican beliefs, practices and values in accordance with the requirements of the Trust Deed.  Worship themes are planned to help children experience awe and wonder, to promote willingness to reflect on their own experiences and those of others and to learn about the life and teachings of Jesus.

 

Our Home School Values

Our Christian values are an important part of the life of our school.

Each half term we explore a different one of our Christian values in collective worship and through the day to day relationships and working of our school.

To see how you can get involved at home please follow the links on the images below for some lovely ideas.  Please remember that we have excellent links with our local churches and they would also be more than happy to explore the Christian values with children and families. 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Thursday 11th April  - Easter Church Service

There will be an Easter Service on Thursday 11th April at 2:30pm at St Hilda’s Church to celebrate Easter.  Everyone welcome!

Thursday 14th March - Wonderful Worship Leaders!

On Thursday, Years 5 and 6 led the Collective Worship for the whole school. 

This involved representing a salvation story using a large container and adding liquids and materials to it, along with a toy figure, representing human beings.  The leaders also asked the pupils questions and gave them an opportunity to reflect on the story.  The session concluded with a prayer and a song.

Well done to all the Worship Leaders – and a thank you to Reverend Reid for all her help.

Friday 8th March 2019 - Message from Revd Reid

Lent has begun and I’d like to encourage our young people in their thoughts and actions this Lent.  During Lent we think more about trusting God as Jesus did when he went into the wilderness to see if he could put God first in everything.  Can we try and do the same?  I wonder if our families for Lent might like to spend a moment together before the main meal to give thanks for God’s blessing.  I look forward to working with Class 2 on Lent Collective Worship and preparing the Easter Service.

Youth Church starts again on Sunday at 7pm.  We play a lot of games, eat some food together, do an activity, and share a short time of worship.  This Sunday we have Simon from Ampleforth Plus, and he’s bringing chocolate!!!

Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Happy New Year

A happy new year to all our school families.  We hope you all enjoyed Christmas.  It was great to see lots of people at the crib service.  The family service with worship band is attracting lots of local families - we had 60 people for Epiphany (6th Jan).  The next one is on Sunday 3rd February, and it would be great to see you.  As to some news, I’m starting a Youth Church club with a small team THIS SUNDAY (13th Jan) at Ampleforth Village Hall at 7pm.  The youth church club will run in term-time every Sunday from 7-8:30 pm.  I have in mind Year 6 upwards but younger siblings are welcome too!  We’ll do games and crafts, have music and food, and spend some time towards the end of the session in worship (prayers for the week, thinking of friends and family).  

The Lord bless you and your families, from Revd Reid.

Christmas Eve - Crib Service

St Hilda’s Church, Ampleforth, will be holding a 'Crib Service' at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve.  

Families and small children are especially welcome.

Thursday 20th December - Christingle Service

The Christingle Service this year will be held at Hovingham Church at 2:30pm on Thursday 20th  December.  Parents and friends are very welcome to attend.  Parents attending the service can take pupils home at the end of the service.  A Christingle collection candle has gone home with each family.  There is no obligation to donate, but any contributions will be gratefully received at the Christingle Service.

Tuesday 4th December - Advent Service

There will be an Advent Service at St Hilda's Church on Tuesday 4th December at 2:45pm.  Family and friends are warmly invited to attend the Service.

Friday 9th November - Remembrance Service

As in previous years our Remembrance Service started at Our Lady & St. Benedict’s at 10:15am and we walked (through the churchyard and down Back Lane) to St. Hilda’s (crossing Station Road).  

Pupils attended a joint Remembrance Service with pupils from St Benedict’s.  This was, as ever, a very moving service and pupil’s behaviour was exemplary.

Thursday 11th October - Harvest Festival Celebration

Our Harvest Service will take place in the school hall on Thursday 11th October at 2:45pm. Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to attend the service.  Churches are encouraging donations at Harvest Festival to help stock food banks in their areas, please see the link below to Ryedale Food Bank with a list of items they require. https://ryedale.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/whats-in-a-food-parcel/ Many thanks for your help.

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