Illustration for the 2019 parish Christmas card by Noah of Pioneers Class, North Bradley School

We greatly value our close connections with the schools in the Benefice, in particular North Bradley Church of England and Southwick Church of England Primary Schools. The Vicar is Foundation Governor at both schools. We also maintain a link with Keevil School, which, although located outside the Benefice, has a number of pupils who live in and around Steeple Ashton whose own primary school closed some years ago. Members of our ministry team regularly visit the schools to take assemblies and spend time in the classroom and we host services in church at key points in the school year. We are always looking out for opportunities to develop the interface between church and school, and each of our churches has a dedicated space for children which they can make their own.