We belong to the well-established Diocese of Coventry and Warwickshire. Our diocese provides much support for our school in the form of guidance and training for our staff as well as invitations for our school community to participate in special diocesan occasions and events. Involvement in these experiences enables our whole school community to feel valued as part of the much wider family of church schools across Coventry and Warwickshire.
Christingle - A Diocesan Service at Coventry Cathedral
On Wednesday 4th December, 2019, the Collective Worship Team, accompanied by Mrs Barrick and Mrs Edgar, took up their invitation to attend this year's Diocesan Christingle Service and what a lovely service it was...
Isaac and Lola read the prayers beautifully at the end of this year's service. We were so proud of them both as they stood on the platform in the centre of the cathedral, looking very smart in their Loxley uniform and speaking clearly and confidently to lead the prayers for a congregation made up of hundreds of local school children, staff and parents - very well done!
KS2 Coventry Cathedral Visit
On Tuesday 24th September, Horse Chestnut and Sycamore Classes visited the stunning St Michael's Cathedral, Coventry, to enrich their learning around this term's topic: 'Windows Into WWII'. The afternoon involved a guided tour followed some sketching of the West Screen and Baptistery Window in preparation for some exciting art projects back in school.
The Centenary Celebrations - A Very Special Occasion
On 28th November. 2018, ten of our pupils represented Loxley Primary School by attending a very special service of thanksgiving at Coventry Cathedral. to mark the centenary anniversary of our diocese. Representatives from all seventy five Church of England primary schools across Coventry and Warwickshire attended, along with the Bishop of Coventry and various dignitaries – quite a sight to behold! The service itself included an address from the Bishop, the performance of several school choirs and a fantastic children’s dramatisation of the story of Joseph. Loxley travelled to the service with the children from our federation partners, Wilmcote C of E Primary, accompanied by myself, Mrs Plaskitt, Mrs Edgar and Mrs Banyard (Wilmcote’s Head of School). Our Loxley link governors – Jonathan Baker and Charlotte Morgan also attended along with Reverend David. The children’s behaviour was impeccable as they proudly represented their school, joining in whole-heartedly with the singing of a selection of hymns and listening respectfully to the various addresses and readings. The Loxley banner was carried in a special schools’ procession by our two Year 6 representatives – Mitzi and Ethan. At the end of the service, all schools were given three saplings to plant along with a commemorative plaque. What a fantastic and memorable event for our children to attend, reminding us that we are all part of something far bigger.
The Pilgrimage of the Cross of Nails
In 2018, all 75 Church of England Schools in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire took part in the Cross of Nails pilgrimage. The Cross of Nails travelled from school to school with a special act of worship taking place to mark each handover. The pilgrimage culminated in a service of celebration in the Cathedral with each school represented.