25th March 2019

Dear Parents/Carers

Easter Service 2019

As you know, we are incredibly lucky that the school is at capacity as a one form entry school. As such, there are certain logistics that need to be considered and in some instances changed or amended.

One of these areas is our church services. The number of children we now have virtually fill the church themselves. If we add to that those parents who have used cars to transport pupils, the church does not have enough adequate seating.

Myself, Colin Tankard, our Chair of Governors have met with Revd Olivia Maxfield- Coote and members of the church, along with some parents who attend church, to talk through options and possibilities.

We have agreed to trial the following this year, some of which is not significantly different:

Harvest – In the school hall, led by Revd Olivia

Christmas – At All Saints, Epping Upland, in the evening, with family

Easter – In the afternoon, at All Saints, Epping Upland.  All pupils being transported to and from church by coach. Only parents of those children who will be reading will be invited to attend.

Leavers – At All Saints and attended by parents of Y6 pupils only

I am sure you will understand the dilemmas we face with regard to whole school attendance at church. We could, alternatively decide not to hold services at All Saints, but this is not currently something we want to even contemplate.

Please can you return the proforma below to indicate permission for your child to travel by coach to our Easter Service which will take place on Tuesday April 2nd at 1:30 pm.

Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Hurwood

Headteacher

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Easter Service – 2nd April 2019

 I am happy for my child………………………………………………………………………………..(name) of

……………………………………………………………Class to travel to and from All Saints Church by coach*

I do not want my child to go to the Easter Service*

 

Signed………………………………………………………………………………parent/carer