Church Schools

Walsgrave Church of England Academy

Revd Tom Cook with the Head Teach of Walsgrave Church of England Academy Damien Sowerby

We love our church school. Our relationship with the school is one where we encourage our children and families to flourish through faith. 

This is achieved through assemblies, providing Governors, praying for and supporting staff, creating opportunities for parents and families to worship, and engaging with the wider community to create a better society for our children to live in. 

Check out their fantastic website to learn more about the school.

 Click HERE to discover how Christian Values help shape the school. 

We have brilliant links with the school and Revd Tom can often be found in the school. He delivers weekly assemblies and runs a weekly faith club in the school using the joy of Lego!

At the bottom of this picture and description of the vision for Walsgrave, you will see the passage from Jeremiah 29.11.

 '"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future"'

The Christian values and identity are important for our Church school and St Mary's works closely with the school to support them in maintaining and developing their faithful witness. 

Blue Coat is our Church of England secondary school in the city. We have a number of our young people in our church who attend this school and we are proud to pray and support them in their studies


An application to Blue Coat on faith grounds as described  in their admissions policy says:

"Applications from any children from families who can demonstrate frequent participation by the child and either of their parents or guardians as defined on page 4, in the life of a Church of England worshipping community. More information on variations to admissions arrangements as a result of temporary closures to places of worship can be found below. "

Frequent attendance as descibed in the policy is "30 weeks of the previous 52 weeks". If you have not been worshipping frequently at St. Mary's then unfortunately we will not be able to write you a supporting letter for your application. BUT, we would still love to support you and your young people in their education and faith. We would love to welcome you to St. Mary's!