‘Foundations for Life’

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 2020, 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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What’s Been Said

“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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•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


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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.


It was lovely to see so many of you in school this week for our 'Meet the Teacher' sessions - I hope you found them informative.  For those of you who were not able to make it to my presentation in the hall I launched Our Vision for the school: "Foundations for Life - Learning, Individuals, Friendship and Environment" and our "Calm School Code - Move Calmly, Listen Carefully, Act Kindly and Speak Politely".  


The thought of the week is:

"Generosity is giving more than you can."


A reminder of the following:  the school gates are open from 8:45 am with Registration at 8:55 am and I would encourage parents to say goodbye to their children at the playground gate.  The school day finishes at 3:15 pm and if you have arranged for someone different to collect your child, please let us know.  It is absolutely essential that all uniform, lunch boxes, water bottles etc are named


Primary School Application Form for Reception Year 2020 entry

The application process is also underway for Reception Year school places for September 2020 and the deadline is midnight 15th January 2020.  You can apply online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk.  If you apply online, you do not need to complete a paper application and your application will be acknowledged electronically.  


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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