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.
Bubble Closure - URGENT
Dear Parents and Carers,
I apologise for contacting you over the weekend, but need to update you all regarding Covid-19.
Unfortunately, an individual in our 1H bubble has been tested and received a positive result, indicating a case of Covid-19. Because of this, at this time, we need to close our 1H bubble. All other children will be able to attend school as normal on Monday 16th November.
The children in 1H will not be able to return until Wednesday 25th November. The advice from Public Health England is that, due to concerns about being a close contact, all 1H students should self-isolate, but do not require a test unless displaying symptoms of Covid-19. All other family members do not need to self-isolate at this time unless their child, or themselves, start to display symptoms.
As a measure of additional precaution, enhanced cleaning will be taking place at Alford Primary over the weekend.
Due to confidentiality restrictions, we cannot identify the individual and insist that this is respected, in the way you would want if it was your family that was affected. In particular, we ask that social media is not used as a platform to discuss, or speculate on individual names. However, you can liaise with members of your bubble friends to ensure that they are aware of the situation.
During this period of home study, learning and work will be delivered and uploaded to MS TEAMS by teachers, so please do monitor this. We will also be contacting bubble members directly to ensure they are able to access the learning available.
Due to it being the weekend, we are unable to answer your calls directly. However, if you have any pressing questions, please do feel free to email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be monitoring our emails and will respond as quickly as we can.
Tweets by @AlfordPrimary
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
'The Chase' is on! Mr Legate had the track all set up and ready to go bright and early this morning! Year 4 had a brilliant time and some of the children managed 12 laps! Fantastic effort! The competition starts here! Be Happy! Be Healthy everyone! 🤩🎖🤩 #TheChase https://t.co/5eac2RykUW
Year 2 have been researching 'The Beatles' this week! They enjoyed choosing one of the well-known band members to write clues about. It was great fun guessing the different band members! What fantastic riddles!🤩🎸🎸🎸🤩 #music #rockband #English https://t.co/3pyymRNdrH
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.