More than one fifth of all the schools in England and Wales were founded by the Church and are still attended by approximately 875,000 pupils.
Church schools try to be distinctive in their approach, creating a sense of being part of a larger family, reminiscent of their Church foundation.
Church schools were always intended to serve communities, not just Christian families within them. Therefore, governors and staff of Corfield Church of England Infant School hope that everyone directly associated with it will be able to feel a full member of the community.
As a Local Authority school we benefit from the support of Derbyshire Local Authority and also receive advice from the Diocesan Board of Education.
The school recognises its historic foundation and seeks to preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level. St Lawrence Church is near to the school and we work in close partnership with it to provide spiritual guidance, practical support and curriculum enrichment. Church members help to ensure that a strong Christian identity and ethos remain a high priority throughout the children’s lives and regular church visits compliment the RE and Collective Worship syllabus.
The school has very close links with St.Lawrence Church the church website is https://www.stlawrenceheanor.org
Message from the Rt Reverend Dr Alastair Redfern – The Lord Bishop of Derby
Human life is about formation. From the miracle of being formed in the womb (Psalm 139 v13) the gift of life proceeds through formation of body, mind and spirit. The two key sites for such formation are the family and the school. In each environment the individual learns how to relate most fruitfully to others, and to accept the necessary “give and take” amidst the variety of God’s world. Each of us has to learn a path of formation that allows our particular gifts to flourish, in relation to those of others, and within the context of the miraculous and often challenging world in which we are set.
As families are increasingly under pressure from all kinds of forces, schools have become more and more important as places within which spiritual, moral and physical formation can proceed. Church schools have a well-earned and especially important reputation for holding together these three elements, to enable each person to best discover who they are, where they are going and for what they have been made