Schools’ Department

The Schools department is dedicated to providing opportunities to promote students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through curriculum based programmes with a special emphasis on Christian faith; a few years ago we received the Sandford Award for excellence in heritage education.

We offer a number of educational programmes to suit various age groups; most of these last a whole day (usually10.30am to 3.00pm). Whatever else may be provided, our programmes always include the theme of pilgrimage and a visit to the Shrine Church.

Residential visits offer far greater scope for planning an unhurried programme and we can tailor-make a package to suit the needs of your students. Please ask about additional sessions which can be included in your package.

Most of the programmes can be adapted for small groups of special needs students.

The department is staffed by an established team of experienced and qualified teachers.

The Schools Office is not currently staffed full-time, but please be assured that your email or telephone message will be responded to as soon as possible.

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Email us at: schools@olw-shrine.org.uk Or call us on 01328 824205 (please leave a message, if no reply).

One of the schools team will be pleased to give advice and will help you to arrange a visit that will be both memorable and worthwhile.

"The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham provides curriculum-based education programmes aimed at enhancing pupils' classroom studies of moral, spiritual and cultural issues and encouraging them to open their minds to all aspects of the world around them."

Susanna Smart, Lead Judge, The Sandford Awards for Heritage Education

The Schools Department aims to:

  • Offer a professional service to schools, churches and the community through high quality resources, learning opportunities and liaison.
  • Work with teachers, advisors and other professionals towards a common goal of excellence in Religious Education and throughout the whole curriculum
  • Promote pilgrimage, for all, to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
  • Develop Walsingham as an exciting, valuable educational resource for all.