Links between the School and Parish
As a Church of England school, Froxfield School has a distinctive Christian character which gives the whole school community an insight into the way in which matters of faith (and the Christian faith as practised in the Church of England in particular) can inform all aspects of personal development and social interaction. The school's Christian character is based on core Christian values, the daily Collective Worship held in the school and parish church, and the teaching of Religious Education in Concept Days.
The school values its close relationship with the parish of Froxfield with Privett. The Vicar is Reverend John Owen who lives in the Vicarage at Steep. He is closely involved with the life of the school and leads the Tuesday Collective Worship in the Church. Once each half term Collective Worship is led by one of our classes and all parents and visitors are welcome.
The parish church of St Peter's High Cross is opposite the school, and the school benefits from using the parish church for weekly Collective Worship as well as celebrating the major festivals there including Easter, Ascension Day, Harvest and Christmas. Parents are welcome at all Collective Worship and other services held in the parish church. We also use the parish church for our learning at other times, for informal visits (eg the belfry tower), looking at the building as part of our Geography and Local History studies and using the church as a venue for concerts and our Christmas Fair.
The parish church and school come together for various events and activities, including a joint Ascension Day service, Messy Church, and the donation of Christmas Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.