Weston Turville Church of England School “To Pursue Wisdom Within a Christian Ethos”
“This is a very good school with many excellent features, in which the teaching and learning are very good and pupils attain standards that are generally above the national average” - Ofsted May 2004.
The village of Weston Turville is 3 miles from the centre of Aylesbury, the County town of Buckinghamshire. The school was founded in 1839 and moved to its present purpose built premises in 1970 and is a Church of England School with pupils aged 4-11. From January 2003 it became an Aided school, which means that all staff are not only appointed by the Governors, but are employed by Governors.
About the School
The school was opened in 1839 as a Church of England Controlled Primary School and moved to its present site in 1970. We enjoy spacious, purpose built accommodation, which includes a school hall, dining room, and library. There has recently been a major refurbishment of the exterior of the buildings. We have attractive grounds that include four playgrounds, sports field and four acre Nature Reserve. Since January 2003 we have been an Aided school. For the School ProspectusClick Here. (This is a 3MB document) or for the latest Ofsted ReportClick Here.
We cater for boys and girls from 4 to 11 years of age. Children enter the Early Years department to study for the Foundation Stage. Children aged from 5–7 are in Key Stage 1 and aged 7-11 in Key Stage 2. The capacity of the school is 210 children. The planned admission number for the academic year is 30. Our school serves the village and parish of Weston Turville including Wendover Road (even numbers only from 94-334) but excluding the Tring Road section (i.e. Aston Clinton Road – A41) and the Brookfield Farm Development.
As a church school we maintain close links with the local church St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville. The priest in charge and assistant priest regularly take part in our collective worship. At Christmas the juniors hold a carol service in the church, and each Easter the whole school attends.
Parents have a vital role to play. We see the education of the children as a partnership between the school and you. We send out yellow newsletters on alternate Wednesdays during term time. For the latest Newsletter Click Here.
Teachers are usually available at the start or end of the school day to discuss urgent matters that can be dealt with quickly. Teachers are often preparing resources before school and encourage parents to see them after school whenever possible. The Headteacher is also usually available at these times. If you feel more time is needed it is best to make an appointment. Contacting the school office or the teacher concerned can do this. In the Autumn and Spring Terms parent teacher consultations are held. These are prearranged appointments when you are invited to discuss how your child is getting on at school.
We welcome parents who have time to come and help with various activities, e.g. reading, cooking, sewing, computing etc. If you would like to help please let the office know. All parents belong to the Parent Teacher Association. This organisation consists of parents, teachers and governors. Each year a number of events take place, e.g. Discos, Quiz Nights, Summer Fayre, Winter Fair, Barbecues etc. to raise funds for the school. All parents are strongly encouraged to support these events. The committee is elected at the AGM in the summer term. For the latest PTA NewsletterClick Here.
Autumn Term 2007:
Opens on morning of Wednesday 5th September & closes on Friday 19th October.
Opens on morning of Monday 29th October & closes on Friday 21st December.
Spring Term 2008:
Opens on morning of Tuesday 8th January & closes on Friday 15th February.
Opens on morning of Monday 25th February & closes on Friday 4th April.
·Summer Term 2008:
Opens on morning of Tuesday 22nd April & closes on Thursday 22nd May.
Opens on morning of Monday 2nd June & closes on Wednesday 23rd July.
Inset Days are: Monday 3th September, Tuesday 4th September, Monday 7th January, Monday 21st April and Friday 23rd May..
The school closes at for all children on the last day of each term.