Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
  • Being part of the Wilby family is the best thing ever. You know there's always someone caring for you.
    Reuben - Age 10
  • Wilby school helps you to be the best you can be so you can reach your dreams.
    Reece - Age 10
  • Everyone at Wilby is caring and giving - we learn to be responsible for our actions and to put others first.
    Mya - Age 10
  • We have amazing trips out and our performances are awesome.
    Tommy - Age 8
  • Singing and music are part of every day at Wilby and we are brilliant at sport too!
    Mollie - Age 8
  • We have the best teachers who make learning fun.
    Elodie - Age 7
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Church School links

As a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School our links with St Mary's Church in Wilby are an important part of school life and support the school's Christian ethos. This is emphasised in our School Christian Distinctiveness Survey (July 2017)which can be accessed by clicking here.

The children are involved in preparing and attending services that parents and the community are warmly invited to enjoy also. These include: Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Christingle. They also organise CWL (Collective Worship Lead) assemblies in the middle of term times which parents are invited to attend.

Displays in church reflect the work on the Church calendar studied in school. See below the work on the Holy Trinity that the children have expressed through their art work.

Our incumbent the Reverend David Burrell works closely with the church and each term school collective worship is held at St Mary's. These worship times are well attended by parents and members of the community are encouraged to join us also.

The school also holds special events days in the church which help us to celebrate develop a better understanding of key events in the Anglican church calendar.

In May 2017 we were visited by Bishop Mike. The Bishop spent time with the children in their classes and taking part in Collective Worship. He also told the children lots about his current role and the history of being a Bishop. He explained the religious significance of his clothing and jewellery and even gave one lucky young man the chance to try it all on!

Our Discover Advent day was organised and run by a wide cross section of the community including, pupils staff, church members and the Reverend Burrell. The children really enjoyed the event:

"It made more sense in church-I really understand the Christmas story in a different way now' Reece Y6.

 The children were involved in all sorts of hands on activities aimed towards developing a better understanding of Advent and what it means to Christians

Christingle Service-February 2017

All children made Christingles as part of the service and we spent time thinking about the meaning behind each element the candle and holder. Both parents and children said the church looked really magical as the pupils lifted up their Christingles in the darkened church to join one another in prayer. They were delighted to be able to take their christingles home as an after school treat.

The school also fosters links with St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury.

Our Y1 children enjoyed the opportunity to discover advent in the cathedral in December, taking part in a wide-range of active and story-telling activities.


Before Christmas our children took part in the Everlasting Light (EL) project. Apart from practising the brilliant EL songs the children were able to take part in a cd recording day in Ipswich and then in the final Celebration concert at the Felixstowe Spa Pavilion.

The Christian charity is raising money for Tearfund water schemes in Africa and many of our children said they felt privileged to be a part of this fantastic project.