We have strong links with Grove C of E Primary School, with termly assemblies in school and
termly return visits to the church.

The children visit the church for various services around the year to celebrate different Harvest, Christmas, Easter and at the end of the year to say goodbye to the leavers.  The Year 1 children are also presented with a Children’s Story Bible and the children attend this service in September every year. 

Grove C of E also visited St John’s for a Prayer Space this year, providing opportunities for children
to explore different ways of praying. We have a group which meet termly to pray for our schools.

St John’s C of E Academy (part of the Vale Academy Trust) opened in Grove September 2023,
starting with Nursery and Reception only, but will ultimately provide education up to Year 11. It is
a Church of England School and we will be looking to provide foundation governors.

Open the Book visits Grove C of E school every week and St John’s C of E Academy approximately
once a term. They are a group of volunteers from our church who bring the Bible to life by acting
out stories.