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.
Silsoe Church Christmas Story Visit
Year 2 children from Greenfield went to Silsoe Church to see the Christmas Story brought to life. We listened to Joseph the carpenter, Mary who we saw be visited by Angel Gabriel, the shepherds and the Kings. At the end of our experience we saw everyone together around a baby in a manger who we all adored. The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit.
Christmas Services December 2023
Children from both schools took part in the Christmas church services again this year in Flitton and Pulloxhill. The children sang Christmas carols, set the nativity tableau and told the Christmas story. Well done to all!