Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School

Learning & Growing Together To Be The Best We Can Be


Church of England Links

Our local church is St John the Baptist in Staveley, and as a school we visit the church for Harvest, Christingle, Easter and for the Leaver's Service each year. 


 St John the Baptist Church

The School has a close relationship with St John the Baptist Church in Staveley and regularly welcomes Father Adrian Arnold into school. 

Father Adrian leads Mass in school each term, and supports classes to deliver the service.

Woodthorpe supports children that want to attend Church on a Sunday each half term. These dates are circulated via the school newsletter.

The Crackpot Company

The Crackpot team come into school regularly and deliver fun and interactive assemblies that promote Christianity and teach children about stories and events in the Bible.  The children love to join in with the songs and actions and really enjoy the show that the Crackpot actors put on.


Links to Mass/Services - Fr Adrian and Fr Stephen:

06.01.21 - Epiphany Collective Worship - https://youtu.be/EgEicOgiBxo 

17.01.21 - Rosary and Mass - https://youtu.be/TPgym2LZBs0 

24.01.21 - Rosary and Mass - https://youtu.be/EgSHV95Ksrs 



A link to other services :

Worship online: https://www.facebook.com/FrAdrianArnold/


May 22 Final SIAMS Inspection Report 

Derby Diocesan Board of Education Links

July 2023 Newsletter