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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

On Friday 21st June the children from Kemble and Siddington CE Schools are joining up with Chesterton children to spend a day at Cirencester Park. The children are going to create tree artwork as part of a special piece of landscape work.

In 1695, the first Earl Bathurst bought three estates for his sons. His eldest son, Allen Bathurst, was given Cirencester Park and he set about landscaping it. He created the Broad Avenue, planted with beech trees stretching from Cirencester to Sapperton. In the early 1800's the third Earl Bathurst extended the avenue, planting approximately 240 horse chestnut trees. This was thought to have been done to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815.

Of the 240 trees only 92 are left. They are now dropping large boughs, are potentially dangerous and need to be felled. A project is underway to capture the trees in artwork, photographs and pictures before they are felled and a new avenue is planted. Our children, led by the teachers and TPs and directed by Miss Fran Gregory our art and design leader, will create a range of artwork so that we can capture the Broad Avenue to show generations to come what it was like in 2019.

 

Until next time,

 

Carol Dougill, Headteacher


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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