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Siddington Primary School

 

Siddington Church of England Primary School is a small school serving the village and its surroundings. Tucked away down a single track lane, it is bordered by glorious countryside and a peaceful environment where children can learn and grow. The small class sizes help provide the support that the pupils need.

 

There are three classes with about 25 pupils in each class and a caring professional staff that deliver a broad curriculum. The school has strong links with St Peter's church and throughout the year the children celebrate Christian festivals such as Harvest Festival, Advent, Christmas and Easter with activities like fruit and vegetable market stalls, a Christmas Fayre and Christingle Service, and an Easter egg hunt or Easter hat parade. The church community also provides an Open the Book assembly each week with Bible stories. At the end of each year there is a leavers' service at Gloucester Cathedral.

 

The head teacher leads the school with a dedicated band of teaching staff and an active Board of Governors made up of the vicar, members of the diocese, Siddington community, the local authority, and parents.

 

The school kicks off each day with a breakfast club at 8am, but the actual school day starts at 8.55am and ends at 3.15pm. There are also some lovely after-school clubs which run until 4.15pm, Monday to Friday, for anyone who wants to join in.

 

Latest news

Conker time is here again!

 

Siddington School playground is full of leaves and the children are loving it! We watch the children picking them up and making them fall to the ground in the wind, the children make houses and pathways with them. But the most popular thing is making nests with them in the corners of the field or playground.

 

Children are coming to school with trouser and skirt pockets full to bursting with brown, shiny conkers and it brings back memories of times and games past for the adults..... However, some children today do not have a clue about the true game of conkers and I would love for there to be a revival! I am slightly more grounded than some when it comes to traditional games, and I do allow snowball fights on the rare occasion when it snows and I would love to hold conker competitions (no baking or vinegar allowed!). When supervised, these traditional games can be safe and great fun for the children. So if you have a quiet weekend, or over half term – pop outside with your children or grand-children and show them what to do – please skewer the conkers for them as I remember this being the most dangerous aspect!

 

I would also love to re-introduce clapping games and rhymes. If you have any that were special to you and are happy to share, then please email the rhyme or clapping rhyme to me with a brief explanation of how to clap it and we will start it off and soon it will be the new craze!



Raise money while you shop online

If you shop at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/siddingtonprimary, you can fundraise for the school. Just choose a retailer (e.g. Debenhams, Amazon, Argos etc.), make a purchase and the retailer will automatically donate to the school.

 

Siddington School Ofsted and SIAS Inspections

Siddington School is delighted to announce it has been judged a good school. The report states 'relationships in the school are excellent. The leaders and managers are dedicated to developing the school's Christian ethos and collective worship is central to the life of the school.'

 

Contact details

Mrs Parris (the school secretary) on 01285 652 866 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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