Links with the Church
We are very proud of our founding church; Bradoc, St Mary the Virgin (https://www.bradoc-church.co.uk/). We do not view ourselves as school and church, but consider ourselves to be one. This is achieved through the following:
Each term we come together at the church to celebrate events such as Harvest, Christmas, Easter and our End of Year Celebrations.
We utilise the church grounds as an extension of our learning environment; we have designed wildlife posters for the cemetery.
Our Head Boy and Head Girl sometimes attend the church on our behalf to commemorate those that are absent or to give thanks.
Our churchwarden, Mr Pearce, is a Foundation Governor of our Local Governing Body.
Every week, our churchwardens come into school to teach our Key Stage 2 children how to play the handchimes.
Some of us are members of the church bell ringers society.
Our Executive Headteacher; Mr Riggs, sits on the Parochial Church Council (PCC). He is also the Creation Care Champion alongside our Eco Champions.
Every week, parishioners from surrounding churches come together to deliver our ‘Open the Book’ services. They also provide our school with a ‘messy church’ club.
We are developing international links with other churches such as ‘Braddock Heights’ in Maryland, USA.
In September 2021, we delivered a service to the Bishop of Truro and the Archdeacon of Bodmin, based upon our interpretation of The Saints Way vision.
Links with Connon Chapel
As a rural community, we recognise the importance of having rich, varied relationships. For many years, we have been well supported by the congregation of Connon Chapel (http://connonchapel.co.uk/) which is part of the Liskeard and Looe Methodist Circuit and Methodist Church Cornwall District.
Members of the congregation join us for a ecumenical approach to our weekly 'Open the Book' collective worship opportunities.
We are regularly warmly welcomed to the chapel for our services and work closely with the chapel congregation.
Links with Coombe House Residential Home
For a number of years, we have enjoyed visiting Coombe House to read with the residents.
Every Christmas, we visit the home to sing carols and to share Christmas stories.
During the lockdown periods, we wrote letters to the residents and were very lucky to receive them in return.
We share photographs and love listening to the stories that each resident has to share.