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Holy Trinity Church


The school is closely linked to Holy Trinity Church, Stanton-in-Peak and is part of the Church of England Parish Church for Stanton-in-Peak, within the Diocese of Derby and is part of The Youlgrave benefice of parishes together with Youlgrave, Middleton-by-Youlgrave and Birchover. The school is situated a 1 minute walk from the school building.

The church was built for William Pole Thornhill, who held the estate of Stanton Hall, Stanton in Peak. The foundation stone was laid by Mrs Thornhill in 1837 and it was opened worship by the Venerable Francis Hodgson DD, Archdeacon of Derby in September 1839. It was constituted a parish church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and consecrated with the adjoining cemetery by the Right Rev George Selwyn, DD, Bishop of Lichfield on 29 September 1875.


The school regularly has Collective Worship and services throughout the Christian calendar in Holy Trinity church- details of which can be found here.

Church of England schools are established primarily for the communities they are located in. They are inclusive and serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith.

A core desire that we have found expressed in many ways is for ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). It is about ‘educating the whole person’, what the 1988 Education Reform Act (in a programmatic statement that remains in force and is deservedly influential) sees as physical and intellectual development united with spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.