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Virtual End-of-Year Celebration

Unfortunately we are not able to welcome pupils, families, friends, governors and staff into school to celebrate our Prize Giving and Leavers' Ceremonies this year, but we hope that you will be able to take some time to enjoy ACE's first virtual end-of-year celebration.

By clicking here you will find the following filmed content:

Prize Giving Speech by Mr Simpson
ACE Faith, Hope and Love by the Revd Canon David Twinley
Years R-5 Prize Giving
Year 6 Prize Giving Speech by Mr Simpson
Year 6 Prize Giving
End of Year and Year 6 Leavers' Address by Paul Sanderson MBE
Thank you to Staff by Ichthus Class
Year 6 Leavers' Assembly by Ichthus Class
Musical Interlude by Michael Servant
Final Speech by Mrs Hine, Chair of Governors

You are invited to watch each of the above separately, or to enjoy them as a whole by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/IeXv4aH2wI8

Thank you to the Revd Canon Twinley, Paul Sanderson, Michael Servant, Mrs Hine, Mrs Simpson, Mrs Burchell and all of the wonderful Year 6 children in Ichthus Class for the huge amounts of time and effort that they have put into making our first virtual celebration a possibility.

Wishing you a happy and healthy summer break.

Mr Simpson


Introduction from Andrew Simpson headteacher

This website is intended to help you to learn more about the
life and work of our school and to understand our aims and values.

Our core values as a school are based around 1 Corinthians 13:13 ‘And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love’.

At our school, we provide a stimulating learning environment for all children within a caring, Christian ethos with strong links to St Nicholas' Church. We fully embrace the Church of England’s Vision for Education, whereby education is 'deeply Christian . . . serving the common good of the whole community’, focusing on each child ‘as a unique individual of inherent worth’. We aim for our children and members of the wider school community to flourish in all they do and to enjoy ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). We aim to give all children a wide range of learning opportunities to help them to grow into independent, well-behaved and responsible young people who achieve the highest standards possible across the whole curriculum.

With over 100 successful years behind us, we have always kept the best of school traditions, such as reading, multiplication tables, school concerts and plays, and competitive sport. We also embrace the future with exciting projects, bringing new technology right into the classroom in order to build on our strengths in computing to enhance pupils’ learning. We believe learning should be 'joined up', so we teach through themes and real-life situations that are relevant to children. We make full use of our fantastic school grounds and rural location, including Forest School lessons, which take place on site throughout the year for each of the classes. Learning is a partnership and, through setting targets together, pupils are taught to recognise and work towards their individual next steps in learning,

In addition to the main school day, from the age of four we offer wraparound day care from 7.30am to 6.00pm through Embrace, our thriving on-site Breakfast and After School Club.

As a school we work in partnership with our families and the wider community. We believe that we can only achieve the best for your child through close co-operation between home and school. We encourage all parents and carers to share in their child's education and we are always pleased to talk with you about any aspect of your child's development. We hope that you will want to share with us in making this a very happy and successful period in your child's life. Do please come and look around our school. 

If you would like a free paper copy of any of the information contained within the website, please contact Lucy Tipton in the school office.

Andrew Simpson





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