All Saints’ Church, Upper Norwood

Mass Times:
Sunday 10am sung Mass
Sunday 6pm said Holy Communion BCP
Tuesday Mass 7.30pm
Saturday 1st in month Mass 10am

Parish Priest
: Father Leonard Marsh Tel: 020 8653 2820

From the Diocesan Board of Education Foundation Governor

"The last twelve months has been a big year of changes at All Saints CE Primary School. Just before Christmas we said good bye to the head teacher Jane Elliott. Jane had seen the school through the successful merger of the nursery, infants and juniors into one primary school with Voluntary Aided  Church  status. This meant that the whole school now has had one central Christian ethos and it has been a delight over the past year to have invited every class across to the church either for a visit or take part in a service.

This year's school All Saints' Day services were particular memorable with the children explaining what the word saint, meant to them through words, song and drama. This is a legacy that Jane Elliott can be proud of.
The link between the school and church has also been strengthened through the formation of a church junior choir drawn from children attending the school. Every Monday, after school, Father Jim and Father Leonard collect the children drawn from across the school and go across the church to practice. Listening to their singing many have commented on the quality of their voices. The choir has also lead to the children's' parents coming to the church to support them.

The school also made a contribution to the All Saints Church Cultural weekend in July with the children presenting a poetry time in the church.
The other significant event of last year was the Ofsted Inspection, despite many good features, such as a significant number of children gaining level 6 in maths (average standard for typical 15 yr olds) an excellent nursery and early years, they came to the conclusion that the recent improvements made in the last 2 years were not yet embedded so we were kept in the "Requires Improvement, " category. To move the school forward the governors have been working hard to develop their own skills and have carried out a review of their work.

Please pray for.
-the governors for wisdom in appointing a new head teacher
-the staff as they seek to do their best for the children
-the growing partnership between the church and school.
-parents, as they seek to guide their children as they grow up within the challenges of South London
-the pupils, as they learn about being part of a school with strong Christian values.

Arthur Williams, chair of governors.

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