‘Nurturing lives through Christian Values’

Alderbury and West Grimstead Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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“We strive for excellence by encouraging all our pupils to fulfil their true potential. Our mission is founded on Christian values, principles and beliefs.

As a Church school we believe in Friendship, Thankfulness and Service to the whole community, and welcome children whatever their faith or belief.”

Mrs Alison Small, Headteacher

Here you will be able to find all the information you need to know about our school.

Alderbury and West Grimstead Church of England Primary School is a ‘single-form entry’ school. Classes are limited to a maximum of 30 children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 (like all schools), and classes in Years 3 to 6 are usually around this size, too.

If you want to apply for a Reception place in 2019, please check our Admissions procedure under Key Info on the tabs above.

Every year the governing body will review and publish information concerning the Alderbury & West Grimstead school admission policy. This will confirm the maximum number of children to be admitted to the school as a whole, the Pupil Admissions Number (PAN) which is currently 30 and explain how places will be allocated.

If there is anything you would like to know that you can’t find here, please contact us. We would love to talk to you!


WELCOME to our school website.

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“Thank you so much for my warm welcome. I had a great time. AWGS is a lovely, lovely school. Smiling seems to be the default setting.“


‘There’s a lovely family feel to the school, it feels as if it has been here for ever.’

‘I recently spent time at School, in my professional capacity as a Library Systems Trainer and Cataloguer. I was e impressed by all that I encountered at Alderbury. A great and positive atmosphere, caring and helpful staff who were always willing to help, however busy they were, and pupils who were a real credit to the school.’

‘Pupils are very reflective and think deeply about issues such as ‘Peace’ ‘Values’; this confirms strengths in their spiritual, moral and social and cultural development’

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Headteacher:
     Mr Wesley Thorpe

Alderbury & West Grimstead CofE Aided Primary School,
Firs Road,
Alderbury,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP5 3BD
T: 01722 710464


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Images and Design Copyright 2018 Alderbury & West Grimstead Primary School, Firs Road, Alderbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP5 3BD T: 01722 710464


Safeguarding Online Payment

Purple Mash is an award-winning website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. Its key features are:

•To deliver fun and engaging lessons for children from 3 to 11 – right across the curriculum

•To raise academic standards through creativity

•To increase parental engagement

This school has adopted Purple Mash. To find out more click the logo opposite.

Communication via emails and phone calls will be dealt with during school hours.  The most effective way of making contact with staff remains to speak with them at the school door or to contact the school office. There is no expectation that staff will check their emails when at home during the evening or at weekends.  I hope this helps.


Year 2 Worship

Penguins’ class are leading Worship on Thursday 18th October 2018 at 9:05 am in the hall on the theme of ‘Hope’. Parents, grandparents etc are all welcome to attend.


Years 5 and 6 to Braeside

Mr Thorpe accompanied Giraffes’ and Koalas’ classes to Braeside Educational Centre for their residential stay Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. It was great to see the children enjoying the activities and challenging themselves. The canoeing, cycling, high ropes and the ‘Leap of Faith’ were the highlights, along with orienteering, evening campfire and cooking.


Year 3 to Butser Ancient Farm

Lemurs’ class visited Butser Ancient Farm yesterday to support the Roman topic work they are doing in class. They took part in activities about Archaeology, Wattling, Clunching and Daubing and Jewellery making and had a tour of a Roman Villa.


Primary School Application Form for Reception Year 2019 entry

The deadline for applications is midnight 15th January 2019 and parents who fail to submit an application before this date are less likely to secure a place at their preferred school.


Boundary Coffee Shop at The Village Hall

Open every Friday morning from 9.00 am till Noon for tea/coffee and homemade cake. Drop in for a chat – it’s far more comfortable than the school gate! All profits go to support activities in the village – including the school.

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