Burrington is a Voluntary Aided School which owes its foundation to the Church of England one and a half centuries ago.
An extract from the Trust Deed for the school dated 1856 states that:
The premises to be used as a school for the education of poor children of both sexes in principles of the Christian religion according to the doctrines and principles of the United Church of England and Ireland.
We enjoy close links with Holy Trinity Church and its congregation. The school takes an active role in leading the All Age Worship Service at least once a term and holds its own services in Church to celebrate Christmas, Easter and Harvest Festivals.
Visitors from the church join our Friday merit worship which takes place in the church.
The Church retains a strong interest in the school and, as well as being responsible for the fabric of the building, takes an active part in the school’s affairs. The Vicar of the Parish Church leads the worship regularly and teaches occasionally.
We often join with the church in events. We were very pleased to invite the church bell ringers to support our re enactment of the Queen's Coronation. This was a lovely event followed by tea and cake in the playground.
Diocese of Bath and Wells
As a Voluntary Aided school we have a very close relationship with the Diocese.
Recent events and services have included:
- Y6 leavers' Service
- Staff and Governor training on vision and aims, financing etc.
- Staff conferences
- Heads’ and Chairs’ Briefing
- Understanding Christianity training