Welcome to All Saints Primary School. This website provides a snapshot of our school and a great deal of information which I hope you will find useful. The staff, governors, Friends of Netheravon School and children are very proud of our school and everyone involved works hard to make this a happy, caring and vibrant learning community.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality education we can for every child in our care in order to enable each child to reach his or her potential. However, it is not just the children who are learning! The school actively promotes family learning programmes, for example, in behaviour management, literacy and numeracy. Our excellent ICT facilities are used weekly by a local computer club and, of course, every adult in school is constantly learning alongside the children. The whole school benefits from the varied contributions of many members of the local community, whether that is through listening to children read, helping with art and craft, providing costumes for performances or, in the case of our local clergy and lay pastoral assistants, taking a weekly assembly.
A daily delight for me is to watch the enthusiasm of the children as they rush through the school gates in the morning! Our system of Golden Rules, combined with a comprehensive system of rewards and sanctions, permeates everything we do in school. When I asked children about our school two replies were particularly apt: ‘All Saints is a family school’ and ‘Everyone is friends at All Saints’. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all our children. At the same time, we attach great importance to providing a stimulating and engaging curriculum. Many extra-curricula activities and events are organized each term, ranging from after school clubs to dedicated weeks designed to raise the profile of different subjects and issues, for example, Science Week, Art Week and Multi-Cultural Week.
We have recently introduced the teaching of French to every year group and specialist sports coaching for the older children. Music is also a high priority and we are fortunate to employ a specialist music teacher, and to be able to offer individual and small group tuition in guitar, recorder, violin and piano.
Nothing can replace the first hand experience of a visit and so, if you are considering All Saints for your child, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment. We would love to show you around.
Our School Mission Statement...
Our school recognises its historic foundation and strives to develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the church at parish and diocesan level.
We aim to serve the community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice,
We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian values through the experience we offer all our pupils.
Admission to our school...
Children prosper in school where there is a mutually supportive relationship between home and school. Your child’s pre-school needs can be greatly helped by attending playgroups or nursery education. We have close links with local playgroups and nurseries. The Reception teachers have responsibility for the induction of children into our school. We aim to provide children with two induction sessions and we also hold an open evening for new parents where more information on the finer points of starting school are shared e.g. uniform, reading, homework and the role of the school nurse.
We aim to make the introduction to school as smooth and as happy a process as possible for each child. Currently, new entrants are admitted to school in the year in which they are five. In the half term before starting school, new entrants will be invited to spend some time in school. Our Reception teachers visit all feeder playgroups and nurseries in the local area and arrange an early meeting with parents and children, where parents have the opportunity to talk to the teachers about their child. This is followed by two one-hour visits to school for the child. These visits help children to get to know their class teachers and classroom, as well as enabling them to become familiar with the school environment. This ensures a smooth entry into school.
Autumn born children (1 September - 31 December) are admitted full time from September, following a two week induction period of mornings only.
Spring born children (1 January – 31 March) are admitted full time from September, following a two week induction period of mornings only.
Summer born children (1 April – 31 August) are admitted part time from September, afternoons only for the first two weeks, then mornings only for the remainder of Term 1 (staying for lunch). In Term 2 children will be admitted full time, if teachers and parents feel that the children are ready. A decision will be made by the middle of October as to the child’s readiness to manage a full day in school. Parents, in consultation with the school, have the right to ask for part-time education for all of Terms 1 & 2 for summer born children.