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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.

 

News from the School

The year was full of cheer and excitement. The nativity play ‘A Mid- Wife Crisis’ went down a treat. We welcomed our more mature residents to a show, tea and coffee and cakes and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Parents watched and commented upon the excellence of the acting, singing and fun! Well done to the younger children.


Our Christingle service at church was quite amazing – the quality of the singing from the older children and our new school choir was top quality – Songs of Praise watch out! We had our usual Christmas parties and dinner and we even had a very special visitor in red with a white beard with presents for the children.


Music in school – As well as our new choir, we have developed music in school and we now have a guitar group. We offer children the option to learn any musical instrument as we love hearing joyful music through the school and feel that it is an important feature of developing the whole child. We currently have children learning the clarinet, flute, piano and keyboards. Sorry drummers – no lessons available … yet.


New Year – Head teachers never know what to expect from one year to the next, but we know that we will be tightening our financial belts over the next few years. We are lucky that saving comes from sharing me with Kemble, and our popularity has meant increasing numbers, which helps us to keep buying the treats and extension activities for our children.


Teachers are planning trips and visitors and early in the year we have a Science Dome visiting school to make science a little more exciting.

 

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 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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