I refer to your article about Rumboldshwyke School in the Chichester Post and thank you for publicising the situation.
We are currently campaigning very hard to keep our school open, or at least for it to be provided with more options than closure.
My son currently attends the school in Year 1 and my older children are in Years 4 and 6 at Central CE Academy having been through Rumboldswhyke.
We are all privileged to have been able to be part of a lovely school and are keen that this continues to be available for future generations.
In light of your article I thought you might be interested to see the prayer my daughter wrote in response to a request from Bishop Luffa if there was anything Central would like them to pray for.
“Dear God, We pray that you bless Rumboldswhyke School and help them gain more children.
“They are a kind and happy school and they don’t deserve to be shut down.
“They have lovely teachers who need more children to teach. The children learn a lot from the teachers.
“They will act like a family. Amen.”
Hopefully you will agree that this epitomises the values and nurturing provided by a small nurturing Church of England school!