A very warm welcome to Alford Primary School’s website. We are a thriving school community where high aspirations and a caring family ethos are at the heart of what we do. At Alford Primary School we pride ourselves on our proven ability to ensure all our children are happy, safe and reach their individual potential. We are a busy and thriving school where 'a love of learning' is truly evident from the moment you step through the door.
Guided by our clear values, governors, staff, pupils and parents all work towards our principal ethos – to learn well, have fun and be safe. At Alford Primary School, we know it is both our duty and privilege to help children make the most of their precious childhood years, building a firm foundation for the rest of their lives. The children are at the heart of our curriculum which is designed to excite, challenge and support every child, to find their strengths and to build their aspirations.
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EYFS are learning all about Numberblock 8 @numberblocks this week! He calls himself 'Octoblock'! The children have had lots of fun making different coloured octopuses with 8 tentacles. Look at their fantastic creations! #octopus #creation #lotsoffun https://t.co/2To1xLTRLL
Year 1's topic for this term is 'Paddington goes to London'! Paddington needed a new coat this week! The children have been testing which materials are waterproof by pouring water over each other in Science. Some children got a little bit wet! 🌧🌧 #paddington #science #london https://t.co/FFAkKImWl5
What a lovely atmosphere at our celebration tea party today for 'Star of the Term'! The awarded children and their families enjoyed cakes, biscuits, popcorn and more to celebrate their fantastic attitude to learning in school. Well done! 🤩 #star #teaparty #celebration https://t.co/lyQfycLiO3
EYFS have had lots of fun today taking part in an exciting STEM experiment using skittles and warm water! The children discovered something very magical happened when the water mixed with the skittles - a rainbow of beautiful colours appeared! #rainbow #colours @TeachingSTEM https://t.co/RBRAFw0SuR
Our Aims, Values & Visions
Through a rich and exciting creative curriculum, extra-curricular activities and close relationships with other local schools, we are able to provide a high quality education which meets the interests and needs of each individual child.
One of our School rules is to be happy and have fun. We believe children learn best when they are happy and engaged in a stimulating and relevant curriculum.
Children have a voice in our School. We encourage them to tell us if they are unhappy about anything or if anything makes them feel unsafe. This is embedded through assemblies, PSHE lessons and is part of our School ethos. We regularly survey our children to ensure that they feel safe.
Joining Our School
At Alford Primary School we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that children settle into their new surroundings as easily and happily as possible.
We work extremely closely with our local pre-schools and are part of the Lincolnshire Transition Project, where our puppet, Louis, is used effectively to help children with the transition to School.
Our Lincolnshire Local Offer shares services and events for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families.
It includes advice about health, education and social care for:
- children and young people from birth to 25 years old with SEND.
- parents and carers of children with SEND.
- professionals working in health, care and education.
- providers of services for children and young people.
To find out more about the local offer, click here.
Your views about our school are important to us. If you are a registered parent/carer of a pupil at Alford Primary School you can share your views by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View.
We send out our Parental Questionnaire annually and always get an overwhelmingly positive response. Last year from the many returns we received nearly 100% were either 'strongly agree' or 'agree', there were very few 'neither' responses and this reflected the fact that parents had no experience of the issue covered in the question.