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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.


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We now have four classes up and running which means super class sizes: Robin’s Class is our Reception class and we can have up to 15 children with two adults which means the children have a great start to their school life with lots of 1-to-1 adult time. Kingfisher’s class is for our Years 1 and 2 children, currently 22 pupils. Eagle’s class is for our Years 3 and 4 with 23 children in and our Years 5 and 6 class Owl’s currently has 21 children. We are thrilled at this development and what we can offer children for the first stage of their education. We pride ourselves on really getting to know children and giving them all the support and challenge they need to reach their full potential.


The children are having so much fun outside in our forest school area. I popped out last week and saw the children with identification charts looking to recognise trees whilst they were in bud. Children were looking at bark type and bud and tree shape – a super skill and the children were only six and seven years old. The session ended with hot chocolate around the fire. We are hoping to fundraise for an outdoor classroom for this area – priced at £6,000. If you know of anyone who would be willing to donate towards the cost of this, please ask them to get in touch with the school. Thanks very much.


This is run by local church leaders, ministers and volunteers to create fun activities for children based on the Bible. The children stick, cut, make, sing and listen to stories. There is always a buzz of activity in the club and lots of laughter. We also have other interest clubs for children – often free of charge run by staff and volunteers. Our wonderful Mrs Smith also runs an afterschool club for children of working parents – full of fun activities and snacks. Come and see all the fun things we do. 

Until next time,

Mrs Carol Dougill

Executive Head teacher

Kemble Primary and Siddington C of E Primary Schools


Raise money while you shop online

If you shop at, 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. .