We have two local Church of England Voluntary Aided schools in our parish: The Priory Church of England Primary Schooland Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School.
Both schools have a strong Christian ethos. There is regular worship, often led by clergy from the parish. The parish appoints governors to the governing bodies of both schools. Children often visit church for acts of worship or for other visits.
The admissions policies of both schools allocates half of places as 'foundation places', for the children of families who worship regularly in Christian churches. Amongst these, priority goes to those who worship in one of the three churches in Merton Priory parish.
We know that it is a privilege to be able to encourage children to grow in love for God and respect for each other. Each year we celebrate the strong relationship between our church and schools on 'Schools Sunday' in September, when staff, governors, and pupils come to our Parish Eucharist and we pray for them and all they will do in the coming year.