Head's Welcome

 

Values, Ethos and Intent

It gives me great pleasure on behalf of all the staff, children, parents and governors to warmly welcome you to our website. Alveley Primary is part of The Bridgnorth Area Schools' Trust. We have capacity for 120 children and a growing Nursery.

It is our aim to ensure that we give our children the opportunity to develop and grow and become successful citizens of the 21st Century with a rich source of cultural capital . Using our extensive school grounds, spacious classrooms and exciting learning environments, we believe that we provide our children with the best chances to progress academically, whilst upholding the highest of expectations.

At Alveley Primary School, we have designed our curriculum to recognise children’s prior learning, building upon their skills constantly, to further develop knowledge and empower them to succeed at Secondary school, higher education and future employment.

We provide first-hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. Our planning is clear and sequenced  to ensure children’s knowledge and skills evolve and deepen over time.

Our curriculum embraces the community in which it is situated, recognising local history, heritage, geographical and sporting links. We place strong emphasis on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all our pupils and our school community has identified a clear set of values that underpin expectations for behaviour for all members of our school family.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use a Growth Mindset approach to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.

Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

Our School Council plays an active role in our school, where the voice of the child is paramount. We have a range of extended school provision for children, including a breakfast and after school club. Alveley Primary School prides itself on being fully inclusive, with high expectations and aspirations for all pupils.

Most importantly we do this together as a community as reflected in our motto;

‘Success is a journey we take together.’

If you would like further information about any aspect of our school, or you would like to arrange to visit us, please contact the school office at the address, telephone number or email as shown in our contact details.

You may also be interested in viewing our 'Curriculum Rationale'

 

Thank you

 

Paul O’Malley

Head Teacher

Chair of Governor’s Welcome

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of the School

Alveley Primary School is now in its third academic year as a member of the Bridgnorth Area Schools Trust (BAST) and a great deal has changed since it joined in November 2016. The 2018 SATs results saw the academic attainment of our pupils well above the national average, a tremendous achievement for pupils and staff working successfully together. The Trust continues to invest in the fabric of the school and its grounds and in improvements to teaching resources, equipment and technology.

Towards the end of 2017 the Governing Bodies of two of Bridgnorth’s largest primary schools, Castlefields and St Leonards voted to join with Oldbury Wells and Alveley as members of B.A.S.T. With the three primary schools serving over 700 pupils there is now a wealth of expertise to enhance teaching and learning and continue to raise standards.

The excellent SATs results provide a secure foundation for future development of a rich and engaging curriculum, ensuring all pupils have a well-rounded education and enjoy the diversity of school life. Pupils already participate in a wide range of sporting and outdoor learning activities and there are strong community links including the local church and the Severn Valley Country Park.  We are also grateful to the Friends of Alveley School for their support, both financial and practical.

We are continuing to update this website as a reference point for information about the school but also to give a glimpse into school life throughout the year. We hope you will find it useful and informative.

 

Geoff Baker

Chair of Governors

News Feed

Sports Day

July 12, 2019

 

 

Congratulations to everyone for the Alveley sports day. The children competed well, before Ludlow house were eventual winners.

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Sherlock and Cinders KS2 Production

July 10, 2019

Last week, Key stage two whisked us all into fairy tale land with their hilarious play Sherlock and Cinders. The children threw themselves whole heartedly into their roles. They learnt their lines, suggested ideas, were excited about costumes and delivered an amazing performance. The ugly sisters took their roles to a whole new level with amazing outfits, make up and full on comedy action. The solos were incredible from all of the children – we have some very talented singers at Alveley. The whole show was just incredible – comic timing, clear and loud voices and confident acting made a hugely memorable show. Many parents fed back that it was one of the best shows yet. We are incredibly proud of all the children throughout year 3, 4,5 and 6 who worked hard to put on an amazing end of year show! Well done to you all. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the show including staff, parents and the community.

 

 

Our World -the bigger picture

June 27, 2019

On Monday 24th June, an Artist came into school to create a mural that would be part of our school forever. Rory McCann has become a firm favourite with both pupils and staff after his first visit in February 2018.This was a 3 day visit with a brief to create a mural that would provoke discussions and questions about the wider world, culture, environment, religion and values.