Central to our vision at King Athelstan is to ensure the children make good progress and achieve high standards in their academic, personal and social development. We ensure children have a voice and a central role in developing our school for the benefit of the whole community. Through good quality teaching, we nurture their self-belief, personal ambition and a life-long love of learning.
Our school family is a close knit community into which we embrace new families and children. We ensure the children are treated as individuals and put their happiness and welfare at the heart of everything we do.
The children are organised into four houses - Yellow (Cambridge), Red (Dawson), Blue (Hawks) and Green (Villiers). Not only does this help nurture a healthy degree of competition, it also gives the children a sense of belonging up and down the school and not just in their own classes. We also run many of our sporting activities in conjunction with St John's when we join house teams across the two schools. The children get to make new friends and learn to build teams in different social environments.
As well as through The School Council, our older children are encouraged to share in the responsibility of running the school. A Year 6 child will be picked as house captain for each of our houses.
We also have a number of librarians across Years 5 and 6 as well as prefects, Eco Warriors, ICT technicians, a head boy and a head girl.
There are eight year groups in our school – starting with Nursery and moving all the way up to Year 6. We have two classes in every year group and a morning and afternoon session in Nursery.
We are delighted to be growing as a school and are excited that the local community recognises the excellent education on offer at King Athelstan and supports further growth!
Alongside our class teachers, we have a team of teaching assistants and/or nursery nurses who support the children across each phase. The teaching teams work hard to ensure the children's needs are met through careful differentiation and targeted support. They work collaboratively to provide the children with exciting and challenging learning opportunities.
Can you guess the artist from the painting below?
Term starts on Monday 19th April.
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