Church/School Partnership

We are very proud of our close relationship with our local Parish Church, All Saints. We are also grateful to the members of the Church community who selflessly give their time and expertise to maintain our strong Christian ethos and our school’s high standards.

Church in Winter

The Parish Church helps us in many ways. These include:- Governor Support, Church Services, Celebrations, Fundraising and Curriculum Support.

Governor Support.

As our school is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School the Diocese appoints members of the Church Community to be governors of our school. These governors are called Foundation Governors and in addition to the normal responsibilities of a governor they ensure that the Church of England character of the school is preserved and developed.

Church Services.

Familiarisation of our church begins in the Foundation Stage when children visit church for their class act of worship where they learn songs, listen to religious based stories and learn about Christian services such as Baptisms and Weddings.

A member of the Church Community regularly leads the whole school in an act of worship.

At Harvest, Christmas and Easter our children present services in church.

Older children take part in a Holy Communion service and have the option of taking Confirmation classes during the school day.


Our children take part in Christingle, Education Sunday and Walking Day church celebrations and in the past have been part of the Flower Festival and the Church's 125th Anniversary.


Raising awareness and supporting charities is a large part of the Christian ethos of our school. Our children have performed in fundraising social events and regularly support Church charities.

Curriculum Support.

Our Church provides a base for learning in many areas of the school curriculum. Members of the church community freely give their time and knowledge to support not only the Religious Education curriculum but many other areas of the curriculum.


All Saints Church website will provide you with more information about the Church. Click here

Contact the School

Rainford C E Primary School

Cross Pit Lane
St Helens
WA11 8AJ

Main Contact: Jayne Owens (Office)

Tel: 01744 883281
Fax: 01744 886495