Slider

Welcome

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.

Click here to see our 2020 Ofsted Report.

Click here to check out our virtual tour!

VR Circle

COVID-19 UPDATE

Whole School Closure Extension- URGENT

Dear Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately, this morning, an additional individual in our school has been tested and received a positive result, confirming a case of Covid-19.

Due to this new case, and after discussion with the Lincolnshire Health Protection Team, the school Governing Body and a review of the staff: pupil ratios, I have made the extremely difficult decision that the school will now remain closed for the whole of the next week, Monday 30th November until Friday 4th December.

Simply put, we do not have sufficient staff to ensure the safety of the children within the building.

We will continue to review the ongoing situation with regard to a safe re-opening, hopefully the following week.

Further Bubble Closures Due to this new positive case of COVID-19, the children in the following bubbles will now need to self-isolate until Wednesday 9th December. They will be allowed to return to school on Thursday 10th December:

· The children in 4BS and year 6

· Any children who attended afterschool club on Wednesday 25th November

· Any children who attended breakfast club on Wednesday 25th November

All other family members associated with these children do not need to self-isolate at this time unless their child, or themselves, start to display symptoms. We will let you know immediately if this advice changes.

Summary

Children who need to self-isolate and cannot return to school until Thursday 10th December, at the earliest:

  • Reception children (Ladybirds and Butterflies)
  • Children in 3L
  • Children in 4BS
  • Children in Year 6
  • Any child who attended:
    • Afterschool Club on Wednesday 25th November
    • Breakfast Club on Wednesday 25th November

Children who do not need to self-isolate at this time, and can return when school re-opens. This could change if further confirmed cases occur whilst we monitor the ongoing situation:

  • 1H*
  • 1W*
  • 2CH*
  • 2HW*
  • 3B*
  • 4K*
  • 5S*
  • 5L*

*Unless your child attended Breakfast Club or Afterschool club on Wednesday 25th November

If you have any pressing questions, please do feel free to email the school at primaryschool@alford.lincs.sch.uk. We will be monitoring our emails and will respond as quickly as we can.

Again, I want to apologise for the inconvenience caused to families by this decision. However, I must put the safety of all children, their families and the wider school community first.

Kind regards,

Mrs Vicky Ross
Head Teacher

Tweets by @AlfordPrimary

3 days ago
Another healthy baker in Year 3! What a superb apple crumble! Yum! Yum! 🤩👨‍🍳🤩 #healthy #Cooking #yummy https://t.co/gRf2M4GbKL AlfordPrimary photo
4 days ago
Another keen MasterChef in Year 2! What a super healthy pizza face! 🤩👨‍🍳🤩 #HealthyLiving #pizza #cookingathome https://t.co/TrhWbr7gJ0 AlfordPrimary photo
5 days ago
Year 1 have had lots of fun making and cooking healthy recipes at home this week too as part of our Be Happy! Be Healthy theme! Yummy! 👨‍🍳🤩👨‍🍳 #HealthyEating #Cooking #fun https://t.co/j55C6JX6Js AlfordPrimary photo
5 days ago
Another day of 'The Chase' filled with dedication, commitment and energy! Well done to the Ladybirds and Butterflies who had their turn today! Ready, Steady, Go! https://t.co/fy6aAU1jCP AlfordPrimary photo
5 days ago
Is your child due to start school in September 2021?

Come and explore our wonderful school by clicking on our new virtual tour to have a look around!

https://t.co/Ntk15r1gOD

We hope that you enjoy it! https://t.co/OVoJzoCMSy
AlfordPrimary photo
7 days ago
What a wonderful start in the lead up to our 'Be Happy! Be Healthy!' day today! EYFS had lots of fun cooking healthy recipes at home over the weekend! Look at them busy in the kitchen! Junior MasterChefs here we come! 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 #Cooking #HealthyFood https://t.co/KRlILUVaL5 AlfordPrimary photo

Our Aims, Values & Visions

Learn Well

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.

Have Fun

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.

Be Safe

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.

If you would like your child to attend our School please read our Admission Policy. Please note that all admissions are administered by the Lincolnshire County Council Admissions Service.

Please apply online at
www.lincolnshire.gov.uk
or
call 01522 782030

Local Offer

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.

Parent Feedback

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.

Image is not available
Image is not available
Year 4 Parent

My son is very happy at school. He enjoys everything and is making good, steady progress. He is very much looking forward to new challenges and exciting learning in year 5

Image is not available
Image is not available
Year 6 Parent

My child has had a fantastic final year at primary school, making so much progress socially, emotionally and academically. Thank you for your hard work.

Image is not available
Image is not available
Year 1 & 3 Parent

My children have had a really tough year and staff could of not been more supportive to them and me also. I couldn't wish for a better school for my children to go to.

Slider