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!
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am sure many of you have just listened to the Prime minister's announcement that, from midnight TONIGHT, we will be in a National Lockdown.
I was as shocked as you must be to hear that schools will be closed to all children (except Keyworker's children and vulnerable children) with immediate effect until February half term.
With this in mind, we must shut school tomorrow to ALL children to prepare remote learning and to organise the provision for keyworker's children in a robust way. Please do not send children into school.
Remote lessons will be available from Wednesday - teachers will communicate with their bubbles tomorrow and populate TEAMS with work. We will communicate regarding booking a keyworker place, FSM provision, device loans, and the many other logistics that will support you with learning.
I'm sure that you appreciate the mammoth task that this will entail for the school. Again, I apologise to all parents that you, like us have been put in this position. We truly empathise with all the parents now desperately needing to organise childcare.
Look out for further information via Parenthub over the next 24 hours and beyond, and please support in spreading the word via social media.
Tweets by @AlfordPrimary
On Thursday next week it is 'World Book Day'! We are really looking forward to celebrating with the children! Keep a look out for some fun-filled activities linked to stories and books and remember that your child can dress up as book character if they wish to! @WorldBookDayUK https://t.co/lBLvwGgxoT
We hope that you have all had a relaxed Half Term with some time away from screens. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back to either school or remote learning tomorrow. Have an early night tonight children ready to begin some more super learning this term! https://t.co/4n1ER5ByI2
We would like to wish all of a our children and their families a very happy Half Term. It has been a very different start to the Spring Term and everyone deserves a well-earned rest. So take some time away from screens and enjoy a relaxed week together as a family at home! https://t.co/V4eHZMJ1dj
On Tuesday next week it is ‘Safer Internet Day’! Join us in helping to create an internet we can trust. Please click below to access some free resources for you to talk to your child about keeping safe online. @safeinternetday
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.