Our Community

We are very proud to be a Church School and our links with the Parish are very strong.  The Rector is a regular presence round the school, leading worship weekly and supporting whenever needed.  The whole School presents special services in the Church on a number of occasions during the year to celebrate the major Christian festivals.  Parents are invited to share in these services with us.
 

We participate in a number of community projects in and around Whalton. Some are annual events such as:

  • the 'Whalton Village Show' in September. As soon as the children return from their summer break, they are busy preparing entries for the various competition classes.
  • the delivery of harvest gifts to Whalton residents in October.
  • a 'Remembrance' service in church in November.
  • a 'Summer Fayre' in June when we invite neighbouring schools to participate in our football tournament and watch Whalton children dance around the maypole.
  • the 'Whalton Bale' which is held on the 4th of July. The children dance on the village green and invite their relatives and friends to dance with them.
In June 2016, we welcomed the arrival of the 'Kern Babby' - a very impressive 15 feet statue, by artist Faye Claridge, to Whalton Village. The children learnt a new dance and performed in front of the villagers around the statue on the night of the 'Whalton Bale', with dance teacher Claire Harvey. They were also involved in making corn dollies with members of the community.