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.
A little reminder that Thursday 1st April is a TED Day and school will be closed to children. Have a lovely Easter and we look forward to seeing all the children back in school in Monday 19th April 2021.
Newsletter 31st March 2021...please refer to the News tab to view Mrs Shackleton's Easter Newsletter - also included in the Newsletter are dates for the Academic Year 2021/2022.
We currently have 3 vacancies available...1 LSA role, 1 Data Protection Officer role and 1 Clerk to the Governors role. Please visit our News tab for further details, thank-you.
To commemorate National Day of Reflection - 23 March 2021, you may wish to follow the link below from The Church of England...https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/national-day-reflection
Comic Relief - Red Nose Day - Friday 19th March 2021...In recognition of the fantastic work that Comic Relief do, we have sent a letter out today with details of how we will be celebrating Red Nose Day 2021. Please refer to the Letters section under the Parents Tab. We have also set-up a JustGiving page - details of which are included in the letter. Thank-you for your support!
HSA Spring Newsletters now published...please take a look at the HSA page (under our Community tab) for details of forthcoming events including the HSA's "Kid's make the school rules" day on 19th March 2021!
Don't forget to follow us on twitter for messages and ideas! Our Twitter handle is @KenelmsSt. Please do follow us and retweet!
HSA: Please refer to the HSA page (under our Community tab) for their latest Christmas Newsletter...they have put together some fantastic festive "socially-distanced" themed activities for our school community to participate in...please do take a look!
UPDATED NEW Emergency contact number for COVID-19 reporting only: In the event that your child (who attends St Kenelm's CofE Primary School) receives a positive test for COVID-19 out of school hours, please send a text message to 073794 59591 - this will of course be handled sensitively. Please remember that all other absences must be reported in the normal way by leaving a message on the absence line on the main school number. Thank-you.
Daily Mile School: 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
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.
Parking: 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.