As a Church of Engand Voluntary Controlled Primary School we enjoy a close relationship with the Parish Church of St Stephen’s. The Vicar, Rev Will Watts, is an ex officio Governor and two members of the church are Foundation Governors. The Church receives regular news of the school and prays regularly for children, parents and staff.

The Vicar is a regular visitor to the school, taking assemblies and occasional teaching and with others, helps run the two lunchtime clubs, Jigsaw and Puzzled. At the end of each term the school has a service in the church to which a good number of parents and church friends come.

The church is part of the United Benefice of Basildon, Aldworth and Ashampstead and the main service every Sunday is at 10 am. There is a lively programme of services and events every month and full details can be found in the Church Centre (which is open every day) or on the website:

For any information about St Stephen’s or other nearby churches, please call the Vicar on 01491 671714 or email

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