"A good education opens doors, transforms life chances. It leads to fulfilment, and is a gateway to opportunity. What happens in our homes, in school, in the playground, with friends, shapes our lives, develops our character and prepares us to live in our multi-dimensional society, and to contribute to it. We learn that all is possible because we matter uniquely to God.
This is what the Church of England, through its Church schools, has been providing for 200 years. We do not run faith schools. Church schools are places where children from all faiths and backgrounds, and children of all abilities are welcomed and encouraged to thrive and be happy. The Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust is another extension of our promise to continue this legacy, and I am delighted that DEMAT is successfully fulfilling this role for future generations."
The Right Reverend Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely
We have links with the magnificent Ely Cathedral, a constant source of awe and wonder, which we visit to celebrate Christmas and Easter, and to join with other schools across the Diocese in educational activities. Recently, we were fortunate in having been the Bishop of Ely’s school of choice for the launch of his Lent Challenge.
A strong bond with our partner church, St Mary’s, see pupils visiting the church for musical celebrations, and to take part in Easter CSI investigations, and families within the school community joining together in Messy Church activities at school, led by members of the Church Team. School and Church also collaborate in helping the less fortunate, through mission projects such as filling Christmas shoeboxes and, closer to home, donating produce to the Ely Food Bank.
Christian Collective Worship is a central part of school life, and takes place on a daily basis, in a variety of different forms (Whole-School, Singing, Meditative, Celebratory).