Brill Church Of England School

With the Wind in our Sails

Community

We believe our pupils learn and grow best when we help them take part in their community, whether that’s within the village or with other local schools.  Our rich curriculum makes the most of every opportunity to build links, participate in schools events and invite local residents into our school.

Pupils regularly participate in services at our local church, the school choir sings with the village choir and pupils go along to the village lunch club each month to eat and talk with older residents. Pupils also take part in a wide range of activities and sporting events with other schools in the area including: athletics, swimming and other sporting festivals; football, netball and other sports tournaments and matches; enrichment activities with local secondary schools for example in maths,  problem solving or science, and musical or theatrical performances like Young Voices or the Thame Festival of Carols.

Brill residents are welcomed at school events and play an active part in the life of the school.  We have regular visitors who read with children and a scheme for residents to eat lunch with children and encourage conversation.  We regularly welcome visitors into school to enrich our curriculum - whether that’s sharing stories about local history or sharing some of their skills.  Our annual Art on the Hill exhibition is a big community event and children have worked collaboratively with local artists.  We welcome our helpers to school events through the year including ‘prayer space’ and theatrical or musical performances.

We work closely with our local Diocese and the Parish Council to build and maintain these links and explore how we can provide even more of these experiences for children.