Being a Church School:

Church Newton Solney is a Church of England Aided Infant School which means that we have strong links with our local village church, St.Mary’s, and we are part of the Derby Diocese.
As a church school we strongly promote Christian and British values.

The children have chosen the values of Friendliness, Respectfulness, Responsibility and Kindness Many more Christian values are explored within these ideas at a level that the children understand e.g. Truthfulness and Forgiveness.
Newton Solney serves a large geographic area and as an inclusive school we equally welcome people from other faiths and those of no faith. Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, (SIAMS).
We are very proud of our SIAMS inspection outcomes when many aspects of a church school are inspected including Collective Worship and the teaching of Religious Education.
In our July 2017 inspection we were graded as an Outstanding church school. “Newton Solney is a welcoming and nurturing Christian family community where young pupils grow in confidence and achieve well. This provides a firm foundation for the next stage of their learning.”
Collective Worship Collective Worship is an integral part of our school day. It is a time when the whole school come together to praise God and learn about our world and people through the teachings of the Bible, stories and drama.
Each day there is a song and prayers allowing children time to reflect on what they have heard that day.
Children are encouraged to take an active part in Collective Worship and regularly read out prayers that they have written, take part in drama and contribute ideas and thoughts.
Religious Education Religious Education is taught for about an hour a week to each class by the class teacher.
The Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus is followed with emphasis placed on the celebrations of Christmas and Easter each year.
We also use “Understanding Christianity”.
Children are taught to think about the Bible, stories that Jesus told, the Creation, Festivals, Places of Worship and Inspiring people and how these themes relate to themselves.
Children will also learn about other faiths in particular Judaism and Sikhism.
We take the children on visits to our church St.Mary’s, Repton church and every other year the Year 1 and 2 children visit a Gurdwara in Derby.
Each year we hold an RE day when the whole school, in mixed age groups, take part in RE based activities. Themes have included Advent, The Lord’s Prayer and Prayer.

Our Year 2 Leavers Assembly always has a religious theme when children re-tell a Bible story they have been studying in song and drama. The children lead the whole service confidently and enthusiastically.

Every two years the whole school take part in a Nativity themed Christmas Production with Year 2 taking the main leading parts.
In December 2019 we held a new very special event, “Carols around the stable”.
We are very lucky to have our own stable on the school field. All the children came back to school in the early evening, dressed in a character of their choice from the Christmas story, and sang carols for the parents.
The stars came out and the children sang beautifully.

Diocese of Derby Newton Solney School is located in South Derbyshire and comes under the Diocese of Derby. The Diocese support all church schools and regularly run training sessions.
The vicar of Repton, Reverend Martin Flowerdew, is also the vicar of Newton Solney and usually leads our school church services which we hold 4 times a year.

Families are always welcomed to the Sunday Services at St.Mary’s church.

St. Mary the Virgin's Church, Newton Solney Facilities:

  • Partial Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop Facility.

Worship/Meeting Times:

  • Sunday 11:00,
  • Holy Communion (1st Sunday) Sunday 11:00,
  • Sung Communion (3rd Sunday) Sunday 11:00,
  • Joint Benefice service (Rotated Benefice Service) (5th Sunday)
  • For Remembrance, Christingle, Christmas Service details contact the Vicar
  • Activities for Primary-Aged Children [Messy Church]

Officers/Contacts: Vicar: Revd Martin Flowerdew

Telephone: 01283 619686 or Email:





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