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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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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