our schools




Diocese of Norwich

Church of England Vision

for Education

Embracing Change:

Rural and Small Schools


As church schools we have close links with our 3 parish churches. Each of our schools attend and take part in a service at their local church at least once a term.  Members of the clergy also come in to our schools to take Collective Worship on a regular basis.


In our local churches, we enjoy displaying some of our learning and taking part in services about important festivals.


Open the book is an interactive Bible storytelling project conducted by The Bible Society.   Members of the local clergy carry out 10-15 minute presentations once a month during collective worship at Catfield and Hickling.  Each presentation is an interactive major story from the Bible, therefore giving the children an opportunity to hear and be immersed in Christian stories.  The children thoroughly enjoy these presentations and look forward to these special times where the Bible is brought to life.  Please click here to find out more about Open the Book.

Here is why Open the Book is having such an influence in Primary schools and is growing rapidly.


Below is a little bit of information about our churches – please click the picture if you would like to learn more.



All Saints Church


Harvest 2018 at Catfield

On Friday 28th September 2018 we held our Harvest Festival service.  We listened carefully to talks from the clergy and beautifully sang 4 Harvest songs.







St Mary’s Church


Harvest 2018 at Hickling

On Friday 28th September 2018 we held our Harvest Festival service.  A man from Aspire at the Benjamin Foundation spoke to us about young homeless people.  We collected food and sang 2 lovely harvest songs.








St Michael’s Church


Harvest 2018 at Sutton

On Friday 12th October 2018 we held our Harvest Festival service.  Reverend Simon talked to us about harvest and hope.  Each class did a performance and we sang 3 songs.  Lots of our parents came to the church to see us.  We collected food for People's Picnic who are an organisation that gives hot food to the homeless.