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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

It seems an unfortunate part of growing up these days, but children are suffering more mental health issues (anxiety, loneliness & depression). At school we do all we can to make sure that children are happy and confident and know how to deal with grief, anxiety, stress and feeling sad. We have recently had a day where children shared strategies and had time to think about what makes a healthy body and mind. Children created a leaflet of ideas about healthy food, sleep, relaxation and friendships so that children at school have access to good, child friendly ideas. We have also carried out a reflection / prayer space morning so that children had time to think about worries, dreams, aspirations and other people who are special in their lives. With the help of local community residents and church members, the children created a space in their classroom where they can stop and think and reflect or pray. A great fun morning was had, making and thinking and spending quality time with friends – with a mini picnic too!

Most people who know me, know that I am passionate that children are happy at school. Our staff, teachers, assistants and midday supervisors actively play with children or start the children playing games during the break times. We have boxes of books and comics, dressing up clothes, colouring and craft, and traditional toys and games for them too. It all makes for a very happy time!

If you would like to come along and see our lovely happy school, please call in for a visit or join us for our summer fete on Friday 14th July 3:30 – 5:30. See you there!

 

OUR LOVELY SCHOOL GARDEN

We are so lucky that John Thomas comes up to school every week and tends to our super garden and greenhouse. The children love their sessions in the garden and John has taught so many children so many things about nature. John also gives up his time to plant flowers and trees and hedging plants around the school so that it is a beautiful place to work, learn and play – thank you so much – we really appreciate all your time and effort for us.

 

NEW AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

It amazes me what talents my staff have and this term we have so many different after school clubs for the children to try new and exciting things:

Multi sports, Netball, Construction, Origami, Discovery Club, Mathletics, Singing

 

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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