Church School

Henry Prince is a Church of England School. Our local church is Saint John the Baptist in Mayfield.

Mayfield Church
Mayfield Church

We foster a Christian ethos throughout the whole school that enables children to become active members of the Christian community. We also study other religions such as Judaism, Islam and Buddhism.

The school conducts number of church services throughout the year. Our local priest also regularly attends our assemblies.

Harvest Festival

During the Harvest Festival celebrations, the children put together boxes of fruit and vegetables which are then given to the church. The produce is auctioned at the Harvest Supper and the proceeds are sent to a charity of the children’s choice.


Every Christmas the church hosts a Christingle Service which the children attend on the last day of term. Each child is given:

  • An orange, representing the world, with;
  • A red ribbon tied round, representing the blood of Jesus;
  • Glace cherries and sweets skewered on four cocktail sticks, representing the fruits of the four seasons;
  • A lighted candled, representing Jesus as the light of the world.

To ensure we are upholding the values of a Church of England School we are regularly inspected by a member of the diocese.

Find out more, contact 01335 342613.