Parish and Community Links
St Winifred’s Catholic Primary school is committed to developing strong Parish and Community links and is constantly seeking opportunities to develop these.
Children from year 2 to 6 regularly attend services in our parish church. We also have services in our school halls. Because of the distance from our Effingham road site to our parish church, it is necessary to hold most liturgies and acts of worship in school but parents are invited as much as possible.Our parish priest is encouraged to visit both sites as much as he can.
Each year we have harvest liturgy and the fruits of the harvest are shared between the Manna Centre and our local food bank.
Each summer we hold an International day to which all parents contribute and are invited. Members of our community come in to help in classes each week.
Our children take part in local events and festivals. They sing carols in the local library each Christmas and they take part in the Hither Green Festival.
Children regularly visit places in their school locality and meet people who serve the community : police, Fire officers, shop keepers: as part of the planned curriculum.
The ‘Friends of St Winifred’s works hard to organise events in the school, parish, and local community.
The school is a member of a local education collaborative and the collaborative of Catholic schools.
As a school we believe that it is very important to build strong links with our parish and local community and are constantly looking for opportunities to do this.
Last Review April 2016