Church and Community

We have close links with our parish and local church of St Michael and All Angels Church at Linton, which is just a mile away across the rolling Dales countryside, as well as with the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.

We go to Church regularly throughout the year for services celebrating Harvest, Christmas, Easter and for our Leavers Service at the end of each academic year to which parents; families and other members of our community are always welcome.

We enjoy a daily act of Collective Worship together. At Grassington School we hope to capture the children’s interest and imagination so that they will look forward to and particiapte fully in Collective Worship. A children’s Collective Worship Committee help with worship times; writing prayers; setting up for worship each day and in occasionally leading our worship together. Ministers from all different churches in Grassington also come into school regularly to lead our Worship and parents are invited to attend our weekly celebration assemblies held every Friday.

We also actively study other faiths through a variety of first-hand experiences which enable our pupils to develop a good understanding of our multi-cultural society.


We attend a special service at St Michaels Church which is led by the older children. All the children are invited to take part in the service, retelling the story of Jesus’ birth. Our family and friends come to the service and Reverend David is there too.

At Christmas time our youngest children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 retell the nativity through drama, song and dance. All of our families are invited to join us for this special occasion.

The older children in Year 5 and Year 6 sing Christmas carols for the retired people in Grassington community at the luncheon club.

Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday Reverend David visits our school and leads a special collective worship. He tells us about why Christians mark this day and invites anyone to receive a blessing and special cross mark on their forehead which is made using burnt palm trees.



We attend a special Easter service at St Michaels Church. During the service the older children retell the Easter story. We end the service by taking time to reflect on the life of Jesus and why Easter is such as special time for Christians.

Children in Year 5 go to Netherside Hall to take part in Rewind to Easter, they are joined with their Year 5 friends from the federation.



Every year we attend a remembrance service at St Michael and All Angels Church. During the service we recount poems and stories of people who have fought in wars and take time to think about those who have lost their lives as a result of fighting and wars.

Thanks to Bob Murphy for photographs, republished under Creative Commons license.

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