Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

Church School Distinctiveness

Welcome to Bellefield School from the two Vicars:

   Reverend Allan                          

Reverend Jake 


For historic reasons, our school relates to two Anglican Parishes and therefore, has two vicars – Allan Coutts, Vicar of St Thomas’ and Jake Eggertsen, Rector of St James’.  

Bellefield was formed in 2008 by the amalgamation of the former Parochial Junior and Margaret Stancomb Infants schools.  Parochial Church of England VC School was originally situated opposite St James’ Church, but in 1967 moved into new buildings on the present site in Windermere Road, which lies within St Thomas’ Parish – hence the unusual dual affiliation.  Although Margaret Stancomb was not a church school, it was agreed that the new Bellefield School would retain VC status and is now the only remaining Church of England school in Trowbridge.    

We believe that being a church school ‘adds value’ to the whole school experience for pupils, teachers and parents.  The children attend both churches for services at Christmas and Easter, as well as interactive events (such as the Easter Experience and the Life Exhibition).   We both regularly lead assembly, while Allan also serves as a Foundation Governor, and the school is able to access courses and advisors from Salisbury Diocese as well as Wiltshire Council.  

Other church members serve as Foundation Governors.  We believe that both school and church communities are enriched through our longstanding partnership and look forward to an exciting future for our School and Nursery.

 With all good wishes

 Allan Coutts and Jake Eggertsen 





Collective Worship and Religious Education -



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Our Key Values

Our key values of respect, responsibility, courage, honesty and friendship underpin everything we do. As well as a stimulating and exciting environment which promotes spiritual development, our whole staff commitment to caring for the whole child are the main strengths of our school.

 Each class has a spiritual area.



We have excellent links with St Thomas’ and St James’ Churches.