Stickland's is a voluntary aided primary school in the Dioscese of Salisbury and covered by the area of the Melbury Team. It welcomes children from the neighbourhood whatever their parents' beliefs. It is committed to serving the development and education of those in its care and is conducted with the practices and beliefs of the Church of England faith at he forefront of all decisions and activities.
OUR SCHOOL ENDEAVOURS TO:-
Develop in its pupils a sympathetic understanding of the Christian faith and a respect for other major world religions.
Develop prayer and worship as real spiritual and educational experiences.
Ensure that all pupils develop their full potential, academically, socially and spiritually.
Maintain strong links between school, home and parish.
Develop self-worth and self-discipline and so foster an attitude of love and respect towards others and our environment.
Promote the development of individuals within our school community, through identification of needs.
Maintain, in so far as possible, a physical environment, which is welcoming, stimulating, safe and comfortable.
Use all of our resources to the best of our ability in the achieving of this mission.
Our school welcomes everyone living in the villages and hamlets of Batcombe, Benville, Corscome, East Chelborough, Evershot, Frome St. Quintin, Halstock, Hilfield, Holway Lane, Holywell, Rampisham, West Chelborough, Woolcombe and Wraxall.
Children are admitted in September if their 5th birthday is between 1st September and 31st August of the coming year. The children attend school for mornings only in the first term before starting full time after the first Christmas. During this term these children are collected, from their classroom, at the end of the morning session. If there are transport problems, we may be able to arrange for children to come into school for three full days instead of five half days.
In the term prior to admission all children are invited to join our Wednesday pre-school group. This is run by a small group of volunteers, working closely with the reception teacher, which helps to make starting school a relaxing and enjoyable experience. There are plenty of opportunities to meet their teacher and become familiar with the school. In addition, just before starting school, all children and parents are invited to visit us and spend a session in their classroom.
Evershot Playgroup meets at the School twice weekly, which provides pre-school children with an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the school community. We also liaise closely with the Ladybird Playgroup at Corscombe.
Transport is provided for all children of compulsory school age who live outside these distance limits:-
¢ Pupils under 8 years of age: 2 miles
¢ Pupils over 8 and under 12: 3 miles
Full details of routes and pick up points may be obtained through the school. Those pupils, who do not qualify for free transport, may still occupy spare seats on the buses for a fee, on the understanding that the concessions may have to be withdrawn should the seats be required for children who are entitled to transport. Those wishing to apply for concessionary seats should contact the School Secretary who will be able to give details of the current charges.
All children using the school buses are issued with bus passes, which need to be carried at all time when using the transport. To ensure safety, all children are escorted to the buses by teachers at the end of each school day. Also for safety reasons it is important that the School is notified if transport arrangements for children are changed for any reason.
We encourage pupils to wear the following school clothing:
GIRLS: Navy blue skirt, pinafore or trousers, navy blue sweatshirt and blue polo shirt with school logo, or blue blouse with collar. In summer girls may wear a blue check dress.
BOYS: Grey trousers, navy blue sweatshirt and blue pole shirt with the school, or blue shirt with collar.
Children are encouraged to wear sensible flat, black or brown walking shoes, but the Governors have agreed that if children wear trainers to school, they should be either black or dark blue.
P.E.: White T-shirt, navy shorts and black plimsolls; football boots are required by boys and girls 7 years and over. Children cannot use trainers for P.E. if they have been worn throughout the day. Cloakroom space is limited and it is preferable that P.E. kit is kept in drawstring bags, which can be hung on pegs.
School sweatshirts, polo shirts, reading bags, baseball caps and fleeces with the school name or logo may be ordered through the school office. We regard our school clothing as practical everyday wear. It is possible to purchase second hand uniform but if any parent is having financial difficult in providing clothing, the Headteacher will be happy to discuss the matter. Such discussions will be totally confidential.