Within the Parish we have strong links with many of our schools, especially with the two Church of England Primary Schools – Parish Church School and St George’s School. However, members of our congregation are represented on the Governing bodies of a number of schools, both primary and secondary, throughout Gainsborough. We also regularly welcome children from across the town to visit our buildings and participate in a range of activities that relate to a number of curriculum areas.
Parish Church Church of England Primary School
With its close proximity to All Saints Parish Church, Parish Church School has very strong links with the congregation there. The church Junior Choir is drawn from pupils at the school and they are part of worship in the church around once a month. This year each class in the school has adopted a Saint’s name to reflect their connection with All Saints. The PCC provides Foundation Governors here and our ministry team also take assemblies here. To learn more about Parish Church School, see their website here.
St George’s Church of England Community Primary School
Based in the Uphill area of Gainsborough this school is also close to one of our parish buildings – St George’s Community Hall. With its Church of England status and Christian ethos we provide Foundation Governors here, and members of our ministry team are involved with this school and regularly take assemblies here. To learn more about St George’s School, see their website here.
Morton Trentside Primary School
Situated in Gainsborough, this school is very close to the church of St Paul’s. Members of our ministry team are involved with this school community and regularly take assemblies here. To learn more about Morton Trentside School, see their website here.
There are two secondary schools within the town and our parish has links with both of them. Queen Elizabeth’s High School has had links with All Saints since 1589 when the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School was founded. The first students were taught in the North aisle of the old church before they moved to larger buildings. The school, which became a mixed grammar school in 1983 still has musical links with the church. Its students join with the local Choral Society to present Carols for All each December and they usually give a concert in the church in the Spring. More recently GCSE and A level music students have been presenting occasional lunchtime concerts.
The Gainsborough Academy opened as a Lincoln College sponsored academy in 2014. The Gainsborough and Morton Team Parish are hoping to build relationships with the School and their Religious Education department.