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Mayfield Parish Church

Mayfield Parish Church

Church School

Our school, Henry Prince First School, is faced with closure due to lack of government funding. It is a good school (according to pupils, parents and Ofsted) but due to its small size it is under-funded. The governors are consulting with the local community - please get involved if you can. Two petitions have been set up which you could sign - one to Staffordshire County Council and one at 38 degrees. But what it really needs is just a few more pupils!

You need to make your views known as soon as possible to Mr C Kinman (the chair of governors) at [email protected] or by writing to him at Henry Prince School, Main Road, Mayfield, DE6 2LB.

Henry Prince PTFA have started a Save Henry Prince School Facebook page - please join and see what they are doing to help the school.

Latest Henry Prince School Ofsted inspection (Oct 17) says

"This school continues to be good."
"The needs of pupils across the school are well catered for in a warm and nurturing environment. This is particularly true for those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, including social, emotional and mental health needs."
"Pupils talked enthusiastically about residential trips, playing a musical instrument, taking part in sports activities and learning French."

On-Line ShoppingHarvest FestivalChristingle and other Christmas ServicesChurch Inspection

On-Line Shopping

Do you shop over the internet? If so then you could help the PTFA (parents, teachers and friends association) raise funds for essential extras for the school. Just go through the Easy Fundraising site (click here). When you then click through to Amazon, iTunes, M&S, Waitrose, etc the shop will give the PTFA will around 5% of what you spend. At no extra cost to yourself. Thanks for helping. We've so far raised over £300 for the school.

Harvest Festival

Every year the children bring boxes of fruit and vegetables to church for the Harvest Festival service. These are later auctioned with the money raised going to charity.

Christingle Service

On the last day of term in the run up to Christmas, the children and their families take part in a Christingle Service at church. Each child is given a Christingle comprising:

This year's Christingle service is on Friday 22nd December in church at 2.30 pm.

Church Inspection

The last church inspection found...

You can download the full report from here.

Mayfield Parish Church
Church Lane
Church Mayfield
near Ashbourne

Last updated: 20 October 2017

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