Alderbury and West Grimstead Primary School lies in the village of Alderbury, about 4 miles south-east of Salisbury. Opened in 1993, it comprises a hall, 7 classrooms each fitted with an interactive whiteboard. There are extensive infant and junior libraries which stock both factual and fiction books. In addition, all classrooms have many storybooks and novels which are can be borrowed by the children. The school has a lap top trolley for use in the classrooms ensuring that ICT is delivered throughout the curriculum. The classrooms, hall and corridors have bright displays showing the excellent work produced by the children at the school ensuring that the children’s work is shared and celebrated.
As a Church of England Aided school, we have close links with local churches and our Team Priest and members of St. Mary’s Church regularly lead Collective Worship. The Open The Book team come once a month to share a dramatised bible story.
The Teachers and Governors of Alderbury and West Grimstead school work hard to provide an environment in which pupils can succeed. We pride ourselves on the community nature of our school where a high priority is given to moral and social understanding which, in turn, contributes to the pupils’ positive attitudes and good behaviour. These core principals were highlighted in our most recent church school inspection which recognised an established strength as the ‘good pastoral care that ensures pupils feel safe and happy within a Christian environment’.
Collective Worship is a vital part of school life and is conducted daily in line with legal requirements and the Trust Deeds of the School (which means that worship is consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England). It generally draws together the whole school, but some worship is class based. We aim to present Collective Worship and Religious Education in a way that includes all children. If, however, parents wish to exercise their parental rights to withdraw children from some or all Acts of Worship and or Religious Education then they should discuss this with the Headteacher.