The William Lovell Church of England Academy is a branch of the school set up under the terms of William Lovell's will in 1678. The revised Trust Deed (dating from 1926) states that "the School of the Foundation shall continue to be maintained as a Public Elementary School, and religious instruction in accordance with the doctrines of the Church of England shall be given therein".


The school therefore seeks to be an inclusive community in which people see the Christian Gospel in action.

It is the aim of the school to educate to the limit of their abilities, aptitudes and aspirations so that each pupil:

  • Develops personally, socially, spiritually and physically to the best of which he/she is capable.
  • Acquires the broadest possible range of academic, practical and aesthetic knowledge of which he/she is capable.
  • Develops senses of enquiry, questioning, analysis and criticism from which new learning and understanding will develop.
  • Becomes a capable person who makes a positive contribution to society and the natural environment.
  • Understands and develops practical application of what he/she learns.