Our SChool prayer

This is our school,

Let Peace Dwell here,

Let joy surround us,

Let love abide here,

Love of one another,

Love of mankind,

Love of life itself,

And love of God.

Let us remember,

That as many hands build a house,

So many hearts make a school.

  Our school is one of the oldest primary schools in Hampshire.  It was founded by a local man called Thomas Andrews who, in November 1719, left an endowment of money in his will for a school to be built in the village of Holybourne.  Although it is believed that the school building was not actually purchased from the endowment until a few years later, November 2019 marked the 300th anniversary (or Tercentenary) of the school’s foundation. Andrews’ Endowed C of E Primary School celebrated its Tercentenary in November 2019.  The whole school dressed in Georgian costume for a procession to the church, where we celebrated our 300th birthday in style.  We stopped first in front of the School House, where the school bell was rung three times, once for each centenary.  We all said the school prayer together, facing the school house.  Our Christian values certainly shone through.