Starting School

Welcome to your new School!

We are so very excited to welcome you all on your Columbus journey in September, sharing lots of wonderful experiences and learning opportunities. Most importantly, through our highly nurturing and personalised approaches, we are looking forward to settling your child into school as comfortably and successfully as possible. We hope that, although times are somewhat different at the moment, the below resources will be helpful to familiarise our new families and children ahead of the new school year. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the school if you need anything at all.

Academies Enterprise Trust

Our academy is part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national family of schools dedicated to education that inspires all the young people in our care to choose to lead a remarkable life. It is our deeply held belief that every child has something remarkable to offer and we see it as our duty to help each and every child find this within themselves.

Inspiring each child to choose a remarkable life is the golden thread that binds us all together - the reason that despite our very different paths to AET, we are all part of one family.

Everything we do, every decision we make and the way in which we behave is focused on achieving that end goal and underpinned by our values.

Remarkable lives - Find your remarkable at Columbus School and College

Meet the Senior Leadership Team - Karen Clark, Principal, and Louise Doe and Tracey Plane, Assistant Principals

New families Welcome video - Karen
Louise.mov
Tracey.mov

Meet the Early Years Phase Leader Team - Hannah Austin and Caz Hutchins

Hannah.mov
Caz.mov

Meet the Family Support Team - Tracy Gilson and Claire Wiffen

Tracy.mov
Claire.mov

Meet Your New Teachers, Gill Wright, Megan Garrity and Lesley Rhind

2. Gill intro.mov
3. Megan intro.mov
4. Lesley intro.mov
5. Bucket time.mov
6. Phonics Box.mov

School Tours

School campus tour with audio guide.mp4
School Website - early years .mp4

Virtual Welcome Events

Columbus (1).mp4

Transition Books

7.Copy of Angelfish Transition Book.pptx
8.Copy of Turtle (New Class) Transition Book.pptx
9.Copy of Pufferfish Transition Book.pptx

Further Information

Welcome Pack - June 2020 (1).pdf