Our Foundation Church

St John's has good links with its local church, the Church of St John the Baptist, Frome.

The school views the church as an extension of itself. Visits to the church are commonplace throughout the year, not just confined to Christian festivals. For example, reception children visit the church as part of their school induction during the first term so they become familiar with the building and its purpose.

There is an act of collective worship every day in school, led by staff, children or by members of the church community, usually Reverend Colin Alsbury and Mrs Janet Caudwell. Collective worship is sometimes held in Church, in particular at the following times:

  • Harvest
  • Christmas
  • Holy week
  • Easter
  • St John's Day
  • Presentation to year 4 leavers

At St John's we are part of a wider family of 186 church schools in the diocese. Every year in March, we take our year four children to a workshop day at Wells Cathdral, which includes pilgrimages around the building, art, drama and music workshops and a final act of worship. A few years ago, one of our pupils was chosen to lead part of the worship by saying one of his prayers from the pulpit, addressing a cathedral full of children from schools across the diocese.