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.
Phased Return To School - Phase 1
Many of you will have heard the announcement: confirming that schools can now re-open to more children. However, at this time, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 will not be returning to school except for children of Keyworkers.
We are currently working towards making the school as COVID-safe as possible, and have organised a phased opening for Alford's children. We have attached the expectations for returning children and parents below.
Keyworkers' children - Monday 1st June
Keyworkers' children will be permitted from Monday 1st June. They will start at 8:45am and finish at 3:15pm To confirm a place, parents must have emailed the office, with evidence by the end of today, Friday 29th May.
Reception (EYFS) Children – Monday 8th June
Reception (EYFS) may return to school from Monday 8th June. They will start at 9:15am and finish at 3:00pm.
Year 1 Children – Thursday 4th June
Year 1 children may return to school from Thursday 4th June. They will start at 9:05am and finish at 3:10pm.
Year 6 Children – Friday 5th June
Year 6 children may return to school from Friday 5th June. They will start at 8:55am and finish at 3:05pm.
The teachers will continue to set remote home learning for your children, via our website, and will continue to be contactable via the year group emails. We are also setting up a system of more regular telephone contact to support home learning. If you have not received a telephone call within the next two weeks, please let us know.
We look forward to further Government announcements telling us that more children will be allowed to return - as we just can't wait to see you all again.
Keep safe until we do!
Tweets by @AlfordPrimary
It's time for this year's Summer Reading Challenge! This year, the @readingagency has set up a bespoke digital platform to encourage children to particiate. Click on the webiste link below to find out more! #SillySquad #SummerReadingChallenge2020
We hope that all of our children and their families had a lovely Half Term and enjoyed the sunshine! We are looking forward to joining everyone again for some more Home Learning tomorrow. Keep smiling everyone! #sunshine #KeepSmiling https://t.co/KwtZ8vAoSJ
If this is the last clap for our frontline key workers tonight - let’s make it the biggest one yet! EVERY single person that has kept our county running through this incredibly difficult time deserves a HUGE final applause!
Please give another big applause at 8.00pm tonight (from your front door, garden, window, etc) to give our thanks and support to all of the frontline key workers for their ongoing hard work and fight against the coronavirus. #ClapForOurCarers #NHSThankYou #keyworkerHeroes https://t.co/wCTaqtzPnB
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.