The Parish of Heswall is closely associated with St. Peter’s CE Primary School. Clergy visit the school every week to lead Collective Worship; we welcome the school to church for educational visits and acts of worship at significant times during the year; many members of both St. Peter’s Church and the Church of the Good Shepherd are involved in the life of the school in many and varied. We seek to actively encourage the school’s Christian ethos, support staff, pupils and parents, and play our part in helping the school fulfil its purpose and vision.
Whilst we actively engage with other local schools too, our partnership with St. Peter’s as a Church School is unique and this is reflected in the school admissions policy. The Policy sets out the criteria upon which school Governors consider admissions. Criterion 3 is: “ Children whose parents are faithful and regular worshippers in the Parish Churches of St Peter and the Good Shepherd, Heswall.” This is defined: “By “faithful and regular” we mean attendance at a minimum of two services per month for at least six months prior to the closing date for applications. Evidence for this must be provided on the school’s supplementary form.”
Parents looking to apply to St. Peter’s School using church attendance as an admission criterion are strongly advised to speak to the Rector at the START of the required 6 month period. We provide registers at the back of both churches to enable parents to record attendance. The full school admissions policy and the supplementary form are available on the school website.