As a Church of England school, we have close links with our parish church: All Souls Langham Place.
Every Tuesday, Trevor Pearce (Senior Minister, Children and Youth), or another member of the church’s Children’s Team, comes to lead our Collective Worship in school. Additionally, a leader of the church’s Sunday group for children with additional needs regularly visits The Village to tell a Bible story to our Village children.
We hold whole-school services at the church four times a year for Harvest, Christmas, Easter and our Year 6 Leavers’ Service. On special occasions, such as at Christmas, the school choir sing at a Sunday service at the church.
We are very grateful that Jamie Sperling – Music Lead (0-18s) and Prom Praise for Schools Associate Music Director leads our school choir, alongside Mrs Legg.
A number of our governors are regular attenders of All Souls Church.
We are very proud of the fact that our recent SIAMS inspection (2023) highlighted our partnership with our parish as a strength of the school. The report commented that: Well-established partnerships enhance and affirm provision, particularly with diocese and church. Both involve giving as well as receiving ‘life in all its fullness’.
You can find out more about All Souls Langham Place here: www.allsouls.org
One of the highlights of my week, as a Minister of All Souls Langham Place, is the Tuesday Collective Worship at All Souls School. The warmth of welcome from the staff, and the attentive listening of the children, is truly inspiring.
The annual festival services at All Souls Church, help the children, staff and parents to unite to remember and celebrate the most important Christian events.
Senior Minister - Children and Youth at All Souls Church
The best day of my working week is Thursday, as that's the day I come over from All Souls to co-lead the choir with Mrs Legg in the afternoon after school.
We spend our time learning fun warm-ups and singing new songs. The children respond so positively to it and it's a joy to sing with them, as they prepare for singing at the whole-school services for the important Christian events of the year.
Music Lead (0-18) at All Souls Church