Community

 

Local Community

We are very much a 'community' school and work closely with everyone around us to make the education and lives of our children as happy and fulfilled as possible. Despite being a large town school, some have mentioned that we have a 'village feel' because of our warm and friendly approach. 

As a Church of England School we have good, strong links with St Lawrence Church in the town. As a school we visit church at least once every term and we regularly have visits from Reverend Ben and Reverend Paula.

At Harvest time, we have a church service and are often joined by Tiny Tows Pre-school, THE Day Nursery and Towcester Tots. We annually sing for Towcester Blind Club during one of their meetings. We make a food collection each year and give needed food for the Towcester Food Bank.

In December, most classes go out into the community to sing Christmas carols and songs. They sing for residents at Ridgeway House, Meadow Court and visitors to Leeson Court. We also support the Christmas Service with Riverside and sing to local shoppers at Tesco and Sponne Arcade.

Many of our older children take part in the Carol Service in St Lawrence Church with the other schools in our cluster.

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 share their Christmas Performance with invited guests from THE Day Nursery, Towcester Tots, Tiny Tows and other groups and residents from Towcester.

We have many volunteers from the local area who come into school and work with us during our 'University Courses'. (Please see our 'Univeristy' section). If you have a hobby or skill that you would like to share, please let us know.

Local pre-schools and nurseries are invited every Friday to join in with a Foundation Stage lesson. This is to help younger children make the transition between pre-school and school and for our pupils to make friends recognising the needs of others.

Our School Council chooses three charities a year; a local, national and international one to help us all recognise the needs of others in different communities.

Local businesses and companies support our school regularly and we truly value their contributions.

 

International Community

Please have a look at our 'School Links' section to find out about our exchange trips to Germany and Spain.

Our Comenius Project in 2014 linked us with schools in Slovakia, Spain, Germany and Wolverhampton. We  worked on a 'Ftiness through Friendship' project which ended with an Olympic-style event in Towcester, June 2014.

We have also had teachers visit us from Uganda and Azerbaijan in the past to view how we teach and learn together.

Last year, all of our pupils wrote to another pupil in another country.

We have been lucky enough to receive funding from the Big Lottery Fund for an outdoor classroom on our Key Stage 2 Playground. Thank you.

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