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Trust Statement about Everyone's Invited from the CEO.

"Like everyone, we've been appalled by the stories that are emerging across the country. It is completely unacceptable that girls are being treated in this way and we have a collective responsibility as education leaders to take a stand. We pride ourselves on being a highly inclusive family of schools, and whilst we have strong systems and controls in place as part of our work on equality, diversity and inclusion focusing on gender, racism, sexuality and disability, we want to make sure we are leaving no stone unturned in eradicating these insidious behaviours.

"In addition to our existing practices, we are taking steps to ensure that each of our schools has the means to capture testimony from students - either anonymously or in person through safe spaces - so that there is every opportunity to uncover any issues, past or present. We all need to go further and shine a light on these issues so that they are brought out in the open and dealt with swiftly, including involving the police. To do otherwise, makes us part of the problem."

Snoopy - Our School Wellbeing Dog

Y1 looking after Snoopy, keeping him dry on a rainy morning!

Forest School

Y1 and Y2 making dens in Forest School; being innovative by making a see-saw and demonstrating good social skills.

Young Carers

Young Carers having fun at lunchtime today; enjoying snacks; games and making snowmen to take home.

Forest School - Hedge Planting Year 4 & 6

We won a bid with Woodland Trust who have supplied us with 420 hedge saplings. Year 4 and Year 6 enjoyed planting the saplings to make a new hedge around the outside of our Forest School. The children learnt the names of the different saplings, they are now able to name by sight the saplings : Dog Rose, Crab Apple, Blackthorn, Rowen and Elder. It will be lovely for the children to see the hedge grow and know that they have planted it.


Today Year 1 enjoyed making an Autumn Shower in Forest School.

Being Creative Outdoors

The children in Year 1 and 2 had a great time exploring outside, during their child-led activity. They climbed trees, had fun finding things of interest and created some lovely leaf bookmarks.

Albi and William

The children enjoyed some unexpected visitors on Monday. Albi and William enjoyed all the fuss and will be visiting again very soon!

Forest School

Pupils in Year 6 had a fantastic time building a fire pit and making popcorn in our new Forest School.

Great British Bark Off 2021

Our school was thrilled to take part in the Great British Bark Off: an education and fundraising campaign all about dogs. The children took part in lots of fun activities including, making dog toys and dog treats. Mrs Wellard and Snoopy would like to say a very big thank you to everyone for their generosity, as the event raised a staggering £184.00!

Big Pedal Competition

After the Easter holidays the school took part in the Big Pedal. We challenged ourselves to walk, cycle or scooter to school every day. Each time we did we were entered into a competition to win a bike. Here is the picture of our winner with her brand new bike!

New Forest School

We are excited to announce that our new Forest School will be opening in September.

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Number Day

We had a great time celebrating Number Day and together we raised £375 for the NSPCC! We would like to thank all of the children and their families for their generous donations to such an important cause!

The children had a lovely day exploring Maths through challenges, puzzles and games! All of the children completed Buddy's Special Challenge. They solved the puzzles to find the pieces of the key and unlock Buddy's hiding spot.

World Book Day 2021









In Autumn 2020 we took part in the AET Sustainable School's Pilot. Click here for more information about what the trust approach to sustainability and to see or action plan.

StJtG Sustainable Schools Pilot Certificate
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