The church of St Thomas is in the village of Biggin and is our 'Mother' church. The school is extremely lucky to have two very dedicated Foundation governors, Mrs Julia Hewgill and Mrs Kay Clayton. Mrs Hewgill regularly leads a Collective Act of Worship for us in school and Mrs Kay Clayton also works with us at lunchtime.
Children attend a service at the end of each half term and also special services throughout the year, including Harvest, Christmas and Easter. The children are actively involved through singing, creating the readings, drama and making decorations. Families and the community are always invited to attend.
Please see the 'News and Views' for other service times as these alter throughout the calendar. Click here for an online version or collect a copy from the shop in Hartington.
School also enjoys good links with the wider Diocese of Derby. Last year, Carol Coslett, the Archdeacon of Chesterfield visited school and some children met Bishop Libby of Derby on her visit to the White Peak group of parishes.
As a good proportion of our pupils are from the surrounding area, we have close links with St Michael & All Angels in Alsop-en-le-Dale. Members of staff, governors and relations of our pupils regularly attend services, decorate the church, work as PCC secretary and help considerably with fundraising. Look out for Bank Holiday Monday's 'tea & cake'. Services are held here at 11:15 each Sunday apart from the first Sunday of the month.
Some staff and pupils are of the Catholic faith and links have been forged with St Anne's in Buxton, All Saints in Ashbourne and St Mary's in Derby.
Our Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) took place on Thursday 18th May 2017. We are pleased to say that the inspector David Wood judged the school 'Good', please click here to see the report.