GREENFIELD SCHOOL IS A CHURCH SCHOOL
Our Christian ethos: nurture, inspire, flourish; underpinned by Jesus' mustard seed parable - the smallest of seeds when planted becomes the greatest of trees (Mt13v31-32). We nurture each other while growing in confidence, knowledge and character; we inspire creativity and support relationships and resilience to enable our community to flourish.
Greenfield is a Church of England School which means we have a close partnership with our local village church and the St Albans Diocese. We are proud of our church foundation and it is this which defines our ethos and makes our school distinctive. The cornerstone of all our work is our 'Values' based education which is embraced by the whole school community and encourages every child to develop into a caring, responsible, hardworking and positive person.
To allow our children time to reflect we have developed an area of peace and calm. Children may go there during play and lunchtimes. They often write prayers, read stories or snuggle down on a comfy sofa to take a moment of quiet in our busy world.
Both schools enjoy visiting their parish churches. St James’ is the church in the village of Pulloxhill and we go there to celebrate Christmas and Easter. The church is also a rich resource to study our village history. St John the Baptist is located in Flitton and serves the communities of both Greenfield and Flitton. It houses the historic De Grey Mausoleum, which is owned by English Heritage. The school children can often be seen walking to the church for services, art opportunities and to investigate local study projects. Both Parochial Church Councils welcome us into the churches and we continue to look for new and exciting ways of becoming involved.
If you would like to know more about our local churches click on the link www.3churches.co.uk
As a church school, Greenfield is inspected by the Diocese.
"The highly distinctive Christian character has a pervasive impact on all aspects of the school. The school's high commitment to inclusion is evidenced by outcomes in all area, both academic and spiritual, moral, social and cultural." (SIAMS 2015)
WORSHIP LEADERS - SEPTEMBER 2021
We are looking forward to Jo Holt, one of our church wardens, starting a Worship Leader Group with some of our Year 4 children. The children will have the opportunity to look at and retell Bible stories, write prayers and lead Collective Worships in school and at Flitton Church.
CHOIR - SEPTEMBER 2021
We are looking forward to Jo Holt and Mrs Potter starting a Choir with some of our Year 3 and 4 children. The children will learn to sing songs and hymns and will be invited to perform in some of our Collective Worships in school and at some of our performances. They will also have the opportunity to sing in some services at Flitton Church.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY - 2020
It was a pleasure to be able to celebrate Remembrance Sunday this year, albeit under slightly different circumstances. Thank you to everybody who came along to the outside service on Sunday 8th, to commemorate all the military and civilian servicemen and women, and animals in the two World Wars and later conflicts. The poppies looked amazing, and of course, to remember all those people who have unfortunately lost their lives to the current pandemic with blue poppies, seemed particularly fitting. As things had to be a little more controlled this year, I laid the wreaths on behalf of the children, but it was lovely to see many of the children there - thank you.