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Mayfield Parish Church

Church School

Our school is Henry Prince CofE (Controlled) First School, which welcomes pupils aged three to nine years from Mayfield, Ellastone, Wetton, Stanton and surrounding areas. The latest Ofsted report found the school to be good in all areas.

The school has small class sizes with outstanding teacher to pupil ratios. They are welcoming and friendly - if any prospective parents would like to look around the school they are very welcome: just contact [email protected] to arrange a visit.

On-Line ShoppingWell DressingHarvest 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.

Well Dressing

In June local priests bless the decorated wells of Middle Mayfield. One of the wells, aptly known as the "Children's Well" is decorated by the school children. They start by drawing pictures according to that year's theme. The chosen pictures are transferred to a large slab of clay held in a wooden frame. The children then fill in the picture with flower petals, seeds and other natural materials.

The Children's Well, 2012
The theme for the 2012 Children's Well was the Olympics.

After the blessing there is a garden party where, as part of the entertainment, the children perform maypole and country dancing.

Maypole Dancing, 2009

Below, well dressings from previous years
Children's well 2011: Will and Kate wedding Children's well 2010: Zaccheus Children's well 2009 Children's well 2008
Well photos courtesy and © Glyn Williams

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 18th 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

Updated: 18 January 2016

Children's well 2007

Children's well 2006

Children's well 2005

Children's well 2004

Children's well 2003

Children's well 2002