Welcome to the Pilgrim Federation of Church of England Primary Schools and thank you for visiting us!

The four primary schools of WalsinghamBlakeneyHindringham and Kelling federated in April 2013 under the leadership of one governing body, myself as Executive Headteacher and a Deputy Headteacher who leads on Teaching and Learning.

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You are warmly invited to join us for our Christmas Production which will take place in Beck House Barn, Kelling, on Wednesday 6th December from 2.15pm and Thursday 7th December from 5.15pm.

We would like to thank the Dugdale family for very kindly allowing us the use of their barn.  For those of you who don’t know, the barn is situated on the right hand side of the village as you go up Kelling Street towards Holt.  There is a post box outside the drive on the wall.

PARKING – There is no parking at the barn, but parking is available along The Street.  We have kindly been given permission to use the tea room car park and will also be opening the school playground to ease congestion.  Please use these car parks as The Street can get very busy.  Please respect our neighbours and park sensibly along The Street, on one side of The Street only, without blocking access to driveways. Staff will be on hand to direct cars parking in the playground and on The Street.

DROPPING OFFThursday children should be brought to the barn’s stage door no earlier than 5.00pm ready to start at 5.15pm.   The stage door is on the right hand end of the barn and will be signposted.

On Wednesday the children will be walked to and from the barn by Kelling staff directly from school during normal school hours.

AUDIENCE – Please note parents and carers will be unable to access the barn before 2.00pm on Wednesday and 5.00pm on Thursday as staff will be getting children changed and checking sound and prop arrangements prior to the performance.

COLLECTING CHILDREN AT END OF PLAY – Please remain in the audience seating area of the barn until a member of staff brings your child/children to you.  Please do not come back stage to collect them as we will have lots of children getting changed and this breaches our safeguarding procedures.

We have the main outer costumes. Mrs Chappell will be sending home information about what clothes are needed for underneath (to maintain warmth and dignity).

If you have any queries regarding these events, please give the office a call and we will do our best to help.  This letter will be available on our website until the performances.



Date: 11th September 2017 – for immediate release


The children at the primary schools that make up The Pilgrim Federation: Blakeney, Hindringham, Kelling and Walsingham are looking forward to the new school year.

In addition to the irresistible learning that the individual school staff have planned for them, they have a programme of Federation activities including:

Year 5 and 6 children from all four schools have a three day residential trip to How Hill on the Norfolk Broads.

The Friends of the four schools will once again be organising their fabulous firework night held at Hindringham School, the proceeds from which pay for all of the children to attend a quality pantomime in the spring term.

Everyone looks forward to the annual Federation Art Exhibition held at Salthouse church in June and the annual Federation Concert held at Kelling Music Barn.

A highlight of each year is the Federation Founding Day celebration which this year takes place at Norwich Cathedral.

All of the Federation children will be working across the year with the Sounding Coastal Change Project which is a collaboration with The National Trust, The Pilgrim Federation of Church Schools, The Wildlife Trust, Blakeney Parish Council, St. Nicholas Church, British Library Sound Archive and Future Radio (Norwich) which will culminate with the Year 6 children presenting a one hour live radio broadcast in July.  Sounding Coastal Change is a research project about environmental and social change in North Norfolk. The idea is to use sound, music and different kinds of listening, to explore the ways in which the coast is changing and how peoples’ lives are changing with it.

Open afternoons are being held at Kelling School on Friday 13th October and at Walsingham School on Monday 16th October for new parents and the public to come and find out more about the Federation and the activities taking place.



The Christian values of love and compassion for others, kindness, tolerance and respect are at the heart of our learning journey together as The Pilgrim Federation.

The schools work together to provide the best possible education for every child. Each school retains its own unique identity, yet benefits from collaborative working.

We regularly organise events which bring the children together to widen their learning experiences and opportunities.

The staff share their strengths and skills and have greater opportunities to develop their professional expertise. This has a direct impact on the quality of teaching and learning and enables us to deliver an exciting and relevant curriculum for all of our children as we believe that learning should be creative, innovative, inspiring and irresistible!

Through our shared vision, staff, parents, governors, children and the local community all play their part in our learning and in achieving excellence in everything we do.

If you would like to find out more about us then visits to any or all of our four schools are warmly welcomed.

Mary Dolan


Mary Dolan


Executive Headteacher

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