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Our Christian ethos enables a strong sense of community through learning, love and leadership for our children and families, of all faiths and none.

Our Christian vision is the rock on which our values stand, enabling all children to flourish.

Life in all its fullness

I have come so you so you may have life in all its fullness.” John 10:10

News from our Diocese…

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to all our schools & academies, headteachers, staff and children and to the start of 2022.

As we start this new calendar year, we continue to live with Covid with all the many challenges that still brings. The Diocese of Ely Education Directorate team remain here to support, and we remain enormously impressed and appreciative of the work of everyone in our school communities.

We have been inspired by the requests and encouragement of schools to continue as much as possible with our normal seasonal annual challenges – thank you – and have some exciting projects ahead, including Bishop Stephen’s Lent Challenge, ‘Brave Believers’ (details to follow shortly).

We look forward to working with you as we share in the many privileges of working with our young people and their families.

Kind regards,

Canon Andrew Read, Director of Education & Director of Mission and Ministry

Bishop Stephen’s Lent Challenge 2022 will be called Brave Believers. We are pleased to be working with World Vision as partners this year. Resources and materials will be available in mid January.

Children at Wilburton Primary have been enjoying their beautiful new school library, packed with lots of new and exciting fiction and non-fiction books. 

The library is filled with images and wall murals taken from The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, and stacked with new books donated or granted to us.

Reading in The Lost Words library at Wilburton C of E Primary School

Further information on News and Events page of this wonderful initiative

Prayers for Hope from two of our schools

Dear Father,

Help us to share the hope in our hearts with one another. Enable us to give hope to others through Your work amongst us. May our land flourish by the preaching of Your name. In Jesus name. Amen

From Mepal and Witcham C of E Primary School – A prayer as part of their Giving Hope Passports

Dear God, Thank you for our NHS and for helping us through these rough times.

Help us to stay happy and healthy and to look after each other… We are hopeful that things return to normal soon. Please bless everyone with light and peace.


From Gt Gidding C of E Primary School – as part of their response to Bishop Stephen’s Lent Challenge

Artwork from William de Yaxley c of E Primary School for Bishop Stephen’s Lent Challenge Hope and a Future…

News from Isleham

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‘A patient’s journey through the NHS’ – Isleham C of E Primary pupils scoop first prize in regional Health Education England careers contest.

Abigail Jones and Ophelia Finlay from Isleham have been named the East of
England regional winners in an annual contest designed to bring awareness to the
range of roles within the NHS, and help encourage young people consider a career
in the sector.

11 year-olds Abigail and Ophelia, pupils at Isleham C of E Primary School, created
a video animation of a drawing showing a patient’s ‘journey’ through the NHS.
The incredibly detailed video showcases the various roles and departments in the
NHS, and how they link into patient care.

See the full story, images, video and Press Release on our News and Events page

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