Welcome to St Kenelm's CE Primary School
I would like to offer you a warm welcome to St. Kenelm's CE Primary School. We are a one class per year village school with strong links to the local community, situated in a beautiful, rural setting.
Ours is a happy school with a family atmosphere where everyone is known, understood and cared for. We believe that building high self-esteem and confidence is the key to success in order that each individual can achieve their potential. We aim to develop a strong sense of citizenship in our children within the school, local, national and global community.
We have high expectations of each individual at St.Kenelm's and we expect everyone to do their best. We strongly believe that fostering a real passion for learning is crucial to achievement and we try to enhance this through a whole range of experiences both within and outside the classroom environment through an exciting and vibrant curriculum.
As a church school, we have a strong relationship with St. Kenelm's church community and our Christian values underpin everything we do. However, we believe that we should develop the spirituality of all our children whether they are of the Christian faith, other faiths or of no faith.
St Kenelm's is an open, friendly school and parents are always welcomed and encouraged to be partners in school life. We value a happy, secure, relaxed yet purposeful environment and a tour of the school will demonstrate the respect, the fun and the challenge we offer.
It is school census day tomorrow, Thursday 17th January. We would be grateful if as many children as possible who are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 could take up the Universal Infant Free School Meal they are entitled to that day please. Additionally, if your child is in receipt of Free School Meals in any Year Group we would be grateful if your child would have the free hot lunch to which they are entitled too tomorrow too. Thank you for your support.
We are a daily mile school! Staff and children have been enjoying the new fitness and well being regime. Find out more on http://thedailymile.co.uk
Please note that School does not accept cash payments for amounts greater than £5. We are pleased to accept cheques, or payments can be made at any time via our on-line payments for schools system. Please note that this does not affect payments for School Meals (as these are paid to Shire Services).
The current school lunch menu from SHIRES runs from April 2018-April 2019 and can be found in the parents section of the website. Further details relating to hot school lunches provided by SHIRES can be found by clicking here.
Data Protection Regulations have changed and as a result we have updated our privacy notices. This is all part of our continued commitment to compliance and protecting your personal information. We are not changing how we use or collect your information, rather our policy more clearly explains how, why, where and when we store and process your data, and also reflects your rights under the GDPR. A copy of the Privacy Notice for Parents / Carers can be accessed here.
We are excited to promote our online payment system; Payments4Schools facilitating payments for school trips and other school payments online using a credit or debit card - pay at your convenience 24 hours a day, seven days a week - Please see the 'Parents' Section for a copy of the letter and guidance that will be sent home with your child. Payments4Schools can be accessed by clicking here or via the 'links' section of our School Mobile App.
The school website contains a wealth of information including policies, newsletters and lots more besides! These are available for you to print should you wish to do so. However, should you require a 'paper copy' of any document on this site please contact the school office on 01562 710 214 or feel free to e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you.
Have you downloaded our School Mobile Phone App? Please see the 'Mobile App' page in our 'For Parents' section for further details and how to download the App FREE to your mobile phone to keep up to date with school news and receive alerts from school which can be adapted to meet your interests within school and your child's specific year group, as well as whole school alerts, all direct to your mobile phone.
In the interests of safety please could we ask parents to refrain from mounting and driving along the pavement to let oncoming traffic by before and after school. We appreciate that the road outside of school gets incredibly busy but we would ask for your patience in letting other road users by rather than jeopardising the safety of children and other pedestrians. We also ask that parents/carers park vehicles considerately especially at the beginning and end of the school day. The Swallows Nest and The Sun have kindly agreed for parents/carers to use their car parks providing parents/carers do not park in or near the entrances. Thank you.