|The parents elect parent governors as vacancies arise.
We hope your son or daughter will be happy working here and that you enjoy your contact with us.
We accept the children in the September following their fourth birthday, on full and part-time arrangements. Children born between 1st September and the 31st March may start school full-time in September after the initial induction period. Children born between 1st April and the 31st August may start school part-time in the Autumn Term and full-time from January. Parents also have the right to defer entry to school until the term after the child's fifth birthday if they so wish. Alternative pre-school providers for the Foundation Stage of education (3 - 5 years of age) may be chosen. The child would then normally enter school in Year 1. Children remain at Sambourne until eleven years of age and the majority transfer to Warminster Kingdown Community School. Each class is accommodated in a separate room with its own teacher/s.
Towards the end of the term prior to your child starting school we arrange for him/her to visit the school for half-hour story time sessions. The children spend these afternoons with the teacher and, as far as possible, the other children they will be with when starting school. Provision is made for a third visit to be organised in liaison with the class teacher. Parents also have a chance to hear about the school and meet with each other during an evening meeting. The children are treated as full members of the school for their visit time. There is also an opportunity for you to have a home visit from the Foundation Stage class teacher so that everyone has a chance to get to know each other better and to prepare for that important start to school.
Sambourne School is inclusive for children with disabilities. Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of each child.
To help yourselves, and us, please ensure that all items of clothing that your child wears to school have nametags on them. PE Uniform: All Children need white shorts, purple T-shirts and plimsolls, and for Key Stage 2 training shoes.
All Key Stage 2 Children (Yrs. 3-6) need a one-piece swimming costume (no bikinis or fashion shorts).
Jewellery should not be worn apart from stud earrings. If it is worn, it is not the responsibility of the school.
Jewellery is easily lost by children and is also a safety issue in PE.
School sweatshirts (crew necked and V-neck), cardigans and purple fleeces are available from Scholars St. George Street, in Warminster. Purple ties, summer caps, PE bags and book bags are available from the school office.
Grey skirt (approx. knee length), trousers, culottes or pinafore dress. White blouse with purple tie (optional). White or Purple Polo Top, Purple cardigan or school sweatshirt. Purple gingham summer dress. White/grey socks or tights. Sensible shoes with low heels. Reversible Rain Proof Fleece.
Grey Trousers or Shorts. White Shirt and purple tie (optional). White or Purple Polo Top. Purple school sweatshirt. White/Grey socks, Sensible Shoes. Reversible Rain Proof Fleece.