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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

School in Lockdown

Children of front line and key workers, in both Kemble and Siddington CE schools, have been going to school at Siddington. The site is more compact and easier to manage and clean. We have been having between 5 and 20 children – numbers change daily and staff from both schools are on the rota. Hand sanitising is carried out before the children enter the site and the day starts with play time on the equipment and games are played until all the children arrive.

The children then have a register taken in the hall followed by all staff and children joining Jo Wicks on line for PE and dance! Once the children and staff have cooled down they go to classes and carry out their on-line lessons which teachers have prepared – these are mainly English and maths and some topic work.

Teachers post video lessons, have links to art galleries, museums, and websites to work from and they were all given an exercise book to collate their special 'lockdown' work.

After lunch the teachers organise games, sports and arts activities and the children also have forest school lessons. They have daily mile sessions but instead of a run they sometimes use balance bikes, scooters or tackle an assault course on their way around the track.

School is great fun for both teachers and the children and parents can be assured that their children are well cared for and having a great time while they work to keep the country going through these unprecedented times of the CV19 pandemic.

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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