There are three primary schools in the Chalke Valley Benefice: Broad Chalke, Coombe Bissett and Longford (in Britford). All are church schools, so there are strong links between them and the Benefice churches.
The churches provide Foundation Governors, with a member of the clergy on each of the governing bodies.
Once a week in each school there is an act of Collective Worship taken by one of the clergy, a lay volunteer or one of our “Open the Book” Teams. “Open the Book” is part of a national scheme which tells Bible stories through drama in Collective Worship… we have local teams of volunteers attached to each of our three schools to deliver this.
“Secret Agents” is a lunch-time club meeting weekly in Broad Chalke School combining a reading of a Bible story with an appropriate craft activity.
Some pioneering work has been done in Coombe Bissett School around confirmation and building up a Eucharistic community.
The schools often use their local parish church as a venue for important events such as leaver’s assemblies or assemblies linked to Christian festivals.
- Church Office
- URC Chapel, High Road,
- Broad Chalke
- SP5 5EH