St Augustine’s has close links to our local churches and the children regularly make visits to both local churches. These happen throughout the year at Christmas, Easter and Harvest Festival. St Augustine’s also visits on other occasions such as the open doors event at St Werburgh’s, church visits, and curriculum based activities learning about the history of the church. Reverend Les Rees is a regular visitor at our school and the children receive a great deal of support from him. Reverend Les Rees is also a member of our Local Academy Council and again provides both spiritual and pastoral support for everyone.

The local church helps support our school in many ways from support in teaching Religious Education and running our Worship Team events, Collective Worship and Pupil Led Worship throughout the year. At Easter the local Methodist church give each pupil a small Easter egg along with a booklet telling the Easter story. At Christmas the knitted angels with their Christmas message always make sure they land outside the school so every child can collect one as they arrive that morning.

St Augustine’s works in partnership with the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education to continue to grow, evolve and improve as an academy.

We believe that both the school and the church are firm foundations for a rural community and working together will help keep the friendly, strong community spirit thriving throughout our beautiful village.

Please click here to visit our local churches:

Draycott in the Clay

Hanbury

St Werburghs Page

Draycott in the Clay Methodist Church

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

Join the Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.