Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN

Tel: 0161 3436070
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Parochial CofE Primary And Nursery School, Ashton-under-lyne

Growing Together in God

Ethos Committee 2022/2023

'Parochial Cares' our mission is to prepare children for the future by living, learning and growing together in God.

To live in all its fullness (John 10:10) 


We meet and plan activities to enrich the ethos of the school.

This academic year, our agenda is to support the restorative practise at Parochial by becoming 'Restorative Ambassadors'. We are known to all the children in school and are available to support them with any disagreements or fallouts that might happen. We are able to support the restorative conversation and help everyone seem things from another's point of view. 

We want to 'get back to' working with Willow Wood so that our community can grow with the Willow Wood community. We have worked with the hospice for a long time but our presence at the hospice has been minimal since Covid-19. Now we are looking to go back regularly starting with attending the 'Dementia Cafe' where we will complete arts and crafts, games and singing with the patients. We are also supporting Willow Wood as our Lenten charity this year after we saw a news report highlighting the financial difficulties they are facing.

Lola, Poppy, Leo, James & Alex

Lent - Time for reflection, repentance and renewal.


At this time of year, starting on Ash Wednesday, Christians remember something important that happened to Jesus.

It was something that was very hard for him. It wasn't a time of celebration then. It lasted 40 days and 40 nights - that's almost half a term!

Although it wasn't a celebration, it was an important time in Jesus' life, which is why Christians remember it.


But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)


But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. (Hosea 12:6)


Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7) 


We wait in hope for the Lord;

he is our help and our shield.

In him our hearts rejoice,

for we trust in his holy name.

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,

even as we put our hope in you.  Psalm 33:20-22

Our School Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

Friend of all children,
bless our school here in Ashton.

Bless all those who work in it.

Help us to be kind
to one another, always.

As we grow together in God.



Advent - Time of Preparation:

Christians across the world prepare for the celebration of the arrival of the Lord into the world through the birth of his Son Jesus Christ. Advent is a time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness. It is also a time to look forward to when Jesus will come a second time.

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, 

fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you

at the revelation of Jesus Christ.   1 Peter 1:13

  The ethos committee have been busy making people aware that Parochial is a ' drop off' point for the Tameside Toy Appeal. Today they were interviewed by Tameside Reporter to share with everyone why it is so important to think of others curing this time of year. 

See our interview below: 

Our Posada went on an amazing journey this year, Mary and Joseph were very well cared for...

During November, we invite potential new families into our school to see what Parochial is all about! The Ethos Committee had the very important job of showing families around and answering their questions. Everyone did a fantastic job and we had great feedback from families about the how we explained what Parochial is like and why this is a great school community to be apart of! 

Our Ethos committee have been busy in the community, showing respect and celebrating the centenary of the War memorial in Ashton! We spoke in the service and our classes joined us in hymns too!

We visit the War memorial each year, to remember those who fought and those who were left behind by war. We lay a wreath and reflect on everything we have today because of the sacrifice of others. The War memorial and its gardens are a very special place for us and serves as an important reminder to us all. Happy Birthday to our War memorial!