Children & Families
SCHOOL & NURSERY LINKS
There are two primary schools situated within the Group and two nurseries with which the church has excellent links.
THE DASSETT CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
in Fenny Compton is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England school with 158 pupils to which the Priest-in- Charge of Avon Dassett with Fenny Compton is a Foundation Governor. In 2017, the SIAMS inspection found the school ‘good’ with some 'outstanding’ features.
Assemblies: The clergy and members of the congregation alternate in doing fortnightly assemblies, with the congregation following Open the Book. Following the clergy assembly, to which parents are invited, the clergy make themselves available for parents for a chat and a coffee.
Religious Instruction: the clergy attend and assist the teachers fortnightly in classes for years 1 and 2, and years 3 and 4.
Church services: Children come into church for key services through the year and the clergy lead school church services 4 or 5 times a year and a school communion service is held 2 or 3 times a year.
TEMPLE HERDEWYKE PRIMARY SCHOOL
is a small Community with around 78 pupils.
Assemblies: The clergy and members of the congregation occasionally do school assemblies.
Church services: the clergy lead school services in the Chapel on the Kineton military site 3 or 4 times a year.
ABACUS PRE-SCHOOL NURSERY is a lovely rural pre-school for children aged 2 ½ to 4 years, nestled in the beautiful Dassett hills.
Our team of fully qualified and experienced staff are dedicated to the care and well being of each and every child.
The close links they have with The Dassett Primary School help ease a child's transition between pre-school and school.
SCOUTING: We have recently made links with the local Scouting organisation to reach the under 14’s. This spring the clergy will start by leading the Cubs to gain their ‘My Faith’, ‘World Faith’ and the faith component of the ‘World Challenge’ badges. This will be followed by the Beavers and Scouts and this is hoped to become a regular rolling programme.
We have not yet managed to establish any direct work with the over-14s, however, two are acting as weekly leaders at The Brisk BUS for 6 months as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Badge. We aim to continue this link with teenagers by accepting other teenagers for leadership experience for Duck of Edinburgh and Explorers badges.
The Brick BUS LEGO Club - Bible Understanding and Storytelling’:
This is a new Group Activity aimed at children and young families. We are using the LEGO Education StoryVisualizer kit. Funding for this has been obtained through The Gaydon Trust and the Diocesan Mission Fund. This will is an after school club held weekly, on a Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm in the Chapel of Ease, Northend.