Dear Parents, Carers, Children and Visitors,
Welcome to Long Sutton C of E Primary School, the school is now fully up and running and the children are really enjoying being back in school. They are particularly enjoying having their own play space for their bubble and have happily accepted all the measure put in place to keep them safe. They do miss not being able to meet together as a whole school but we are finding other ways to do this, for example our whole school Worship with Rev Jane via zoom. There have had to be some changes in school to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible, click here to see the school’s full risk assessment, but this has not change the feel to our school too much, it is still very much a place where children ‘Learn to love and love to learn’. The children have thrown themselves into their learning and are working very hard, as well as really enjoying being with their friends.
Information for prospective parents:
Due to COVID-19 at this time we are unable to show people around the school during school hours but would welcome prospective parents contacting the school to book an appointment to visit school after hours. We are open for appointments to visit the school on Saturday 7th November from 9.30 to 12.30. A time must be pre-booked on this day to ensure we can keep everyone as safe as possible. Please call the school office on 01458 241434 to book a visit.
Mrs Reynolds and the whole staff team
Thank you to the whole school for your generosity, bringing items in to school for the Harvest food collection. We are very proud to be able to support the Trussell Trust and to help families in need. Our Harvest celebration was linked to our school value of ‘Thankfulness’ this term.
Our School Vision is ‘Learn to love and Love to learn.’ We offer a dynamic, challenging and inspirational curriculum based on Christian values which stimulates curiosity, adventure and risk taking within a safe and secure environment where children can achieve success today in order to prepare for tomorrow. We value and nurture all members of our school community and encourage everyone to reach their full potential.
Our school continues to be a GOOD school according to our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2018). We feel the report reflects the school’s family ethos and the importance of every child to us and reiterates the Church School Inspection (November 2016) which found us to be an OUTSTANDING church school.
‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You provide strong and encouraging leadership which values the contribution of others. With good support from staff and the governing body, you have continued to lead the school in an open and collaborative way. Staff morale is high. Governors also talk with pride about the school. They highlight ‘a family environment where all associated with the school care about pupils and seek to do all they can to help them achieve well.’ Everyone associated with the school rightly identifies the positive relationships between leaders, staff, parents and carers, and children, which help all children to make at least good progress. Parents were unanimous in recognising the high level of care and guidance that staff provide and were almost unanimous in recommending the school to others. (Ofsted report)
The Church School Inspection noted that the ‘Explicit Christian values have a significant impact on behaviour and relationships in the whole school creating a positive and supportive community’ and as a result of this ‘all children do well academically, make good progress and attain standards that are in line with or above national expectation’. The children were able to talk clearly about their learning and Christian understanding and how this supports them in their daily lives. As a school we are really pleased that all our hard work has been recognised by the inspection and feel the report clearly reflects our wonderful school. It really is a place where ‘children learn to love and love to learn’ and have amazing opportunities to develop in all aspects of learning and life.
The school’s ethos and aims are well summed up in this recent quote from a parent:
‘There is a great sense of family within the school and every child is seen as important and treated individually. The children in return respect and care for their teachers, helpers and their peers. I think it is due to this loving environment that my child and all the other children flourish. Again I believe that the Christian values at the core of the school are responsible for this and the children are taught through their school promises and daily Christian instruction the importance of thinking about their actions and their effect on others before acting.’
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded The Somerset Inclusive Dyslexia Friendly Schools Initiative. The report is attached (IDFS Report).
Long Sutton C of E Primary School and Toy Box Pre-school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers, visitors and outside agencies to share this commitment and to follow the school’s policy and procedures (see below, in Useful Documents).
Long Sutton C of E School Promises
Always try our best
Be polite and well mannered
To be kind and caring
Play together nicely and fairly
Treat everyone and everything with respect
To keep each other safe