Local Links

At Grange-over-Sands CofE Primary School, we are very proud of our links within the local community…

St Pauls Church, Grange over Sands

Each week our vicar from St Paul’s Church visits the school for worship and the school hold a service at the end of each term at St Pauls Church. Church members also support the school running Church Club such as Bible and Me during lunchtimes each week through the year.


Methodist Church, Grange over Sands

The Methodist Minister Rev’d Jo Rand regularly takes collective worship in school and is an important part of school life.  We hold our annual Harvest Festival at the Methodist Church.

Grange & District Chamber of Trade

The Chamber of Trade supports businesses in the local area and have made a donation to the school this year to enable us to purchase a Magnifying Post for our Wild Area.


The Club is active in the community and beyond. They support First Responders and support the school with their Fairtrade work.


Grange Rotary Club

Each year the Rotary Club provide dictionaries for the Year 4 children to use in school and to take with them when they leave in Y6.  Children in our School Council are members of Rotakids and work hard with Mr Booth and Mrs Jamieson to take action for others.


Probus Club

Probus clubs worldwide work to provide regular gartherings to those retired or semi retired business or professional men who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar cicumstances and of a similar level of interest. Each year the Grange Probus club make a donation to the school to buy books for our children with 100% attendance over the previous academic year.

Barrow and Kendal Food Banks

This important charity group is one that the pupils and staff here support over the year.  The Rotakids group have helped the other pupils to understand food poverty and what it really means.  Our school donates all produce received at the Harvest Festival to the Kendal food bank via the Methodist Church, but we hold regular collections for Barrow Food Bank and even take it there in our minibus, helping to unpack, weigh, label and box up the donations.

Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust

The Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust was set up by Michelle’s husband Neil after her death in 2009. The charity raises money to promote adventurous training and extra curricular arts activities in local schools, and also gives money to service charities –including the RAF Benevolent Fund, Not Forgotten Association and the Gurkha Welfare Trust.  To date the charity has raised over £50,000 and very generously makes donations to local schools and to date this funding has been used within our school to fund our Castle Head Activity Day, theatre and art Workshops and trips to London and Manchester – lots of exciting activities which perhaps our children wouldn’t take part in otherwise.  The MJMT Ball is taking place on 23rd November in 2019 -please join us for a fun night and a worthwhile cause.

Grange Fell Care Day

Grange-over-Sands Fell Care Day, took place  across five woodland sites, and was  hosted by the Morecambe Bay Limestones and Wetlands Nature Improvement Area together with Friends of the Lake District.  Our Year 6 class were among the many volunteers who undertook a variety of woodland conservation work including coppicing, dry stone walling, path repair, scrub and invasive species removal to restore woodland habitats. The work will benefit a range of birds and plants, as well as rare butterflies such as High Brown and Pearl Bordered fritillaries, and the wax cap fungi.


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National Links

Save the Children -We took part in Den Day and continue to mark events both national and global to promote the global goals and UN Rights of the Child

Den Day for Save the Children

Den Day for Save the Children



Global Links

The Pahar Trust, Nepal

The Pahar Trust is a British based charity and was registered in 1993. Its main focus is raising the funds necessary and co-ordinating the construction of schools in remote areas of East and West Nepal.  http://www.pahar-trust.org/#!about_us/csgz

Chris Hughes (Pahar Trust) visited the school to talk about the building of Sikles Primary School, Nepal (our International Link School).  The children enjoyed looking at some amazing photographs and asking lots of questions about Nepal.




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