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The Stort Valley Schools Trust is a Christian organisation, established in 1990, to serve schools in and around Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Newport and Saffron Walden. Our passion is helping young people to thrive.



Our mission is to provide a positive representation of the Christian faith to the young people and staff we work with through our words and actions.




  • To help young people thrive

  • To demonstrate God’s love

  • To develop purposeful and caring relationships

  • To enable children and young people to consider Christianity in a meaningful way




We offer a free chaplaincy service to both primary and secondary schools across the Stort Valley area. Our schools workers: -


  • Support children and young people through 1:1 mentoring sessions

  • Provide collective worship, Christian input to lessons, seasonal workshops, lunchtime clubs and chaplaincy drop-ins

  • Support year 6 pupils as they transition to secondary school

  • Create Soul Spaces - a place for pupils to pause and reflect on life

  • Are available to offer pastoral support to both students and staff



  • Jesus focussed

  • Inclusive

  • Accountable

  • Relational




“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16


We believe the Good News of the Bible, that God loves everyone without exception. This is what motivates us in our love and support for young people. SVST holds to the statement of faith as laid out by the Evangelical Alliance UK.

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