Welcome to Blenheim Primary School
I hope that you all had a good summer break. We are pleased to see all your children in school looking so smart in their school uniform. The children are already working hard and I am sure that they are telling you of many of the activities that they do during the day.
We made lots of changes over the past year and two more happened during the summer holiday. The nursery class was closed by the Local Authority. This class had been running at a financial loss for a long period of time and as there is
another nursery on the site, it was thought that we should become just Blenheim Primary School. In addition, we were asked by the Local Authority if we would take an additional Reception class, so we still have two classes in our EYFS
You may also have noticed that we have had some new windows fitted during the summer break. Unfortunately, the work was unable to be completed during the allotted time and so the rest will be fitted during the half term break and then all windows in the school will be double glazed. We also had Key Stage 2 redecorated and it is now a bright, clean area that will inspire your children to work even harder!
We ended the year on a high with our results. Next week you will be able to see our results in more detail on the website under the tab "Information/Achievement and Performance". Our Year 6 children did extremely well and we are very proud of them. We know they will have a good start at secondary school in a position to go on and achieve whatever they want. These are the best results the school has ever had and shows that Blenheim Primary is a rapidly improving school.
Click HERE to see KS2 Results
Click HERE to see KS1 Results
Not to be outdone by the older children, Key Stage 1 pupils also did very well and have made a great start in Year 3. As you can see, the majority of our children are working at or above age related expectations, are doing extremely well in comparison to National figures and have made improvements on last year’s results.
Click HERE to see EYFS Results
We are very proud that our reception class did so well last year. They settled into school quickly and from day one demonstrated that they were going to be a wonderful class. As you can see, the results far exceed the national results. We know that they will be going on to achieve extremely well in the future.
Click HERE to see PHONICS Results
At the end of year 1 all children are checked on their phonic knowledge using a range of known and pseudo words. Phonic knowledge has a huge impact on a child’s ability to learn to read and write. If children do not reach what is deemed to be an acceptable level they are re-checked again at the end of year two. We are very happy that, this year, there is a far better balance between the achievement of boys and girls as it is so hard to close that gender gap once it develops. We want all our children to be happy and successful readers and writers and are very pleased with this year’s results.
All other year groups also performed well, making progress above the national expectations in every class for reading, writing and maths. This is due to the hard work and dedication of all our staff. We have a strong dedicated team of teachers who do all they can to ensure that all children in the school achieve their potential. They are well supported by a great team of adults who encourage and help the children throughout the day. I am incredibly proud of and grateful to all the adults who work in Blenheim Primary School.
I know it is important that all children are well prepared for their future role in society. My aim is that during their time at our school all your children develop enquiring minds and a love of learning that stays with them forever. I also hope that they all feel safe, secure and nurtured and know that we all care about developing the whole child and not just their academic side. We all have difficult times in our lives that may require
additional support. If there are ever times that you feel your child may benefit from this then please speak to Mrs Hagues, our Family Worker or Mrs Wood, our Learning Mentor.
I passionately believe that a good education is the route that opens up choices and possibilities for children. This can only be achieved through first rate teaching and support. To this end, all staff are dedicated and committed to doing the best they can for your children and we ask that you support us as much as possible too. Please encourage your children to do their homework, read every day at home, practice their times tables and their
spellings and work hard on their maths passport and LEWIS targets. If you have any queries as to how you can support with any of these, then please speak to your child’s class teacher, who will be happy to help you.
We are always looking for more parent volunteers to help regularly in school or to accompany classes on trips. If you are able to help, please contact Miss Kilbey (Deputy head teacher) or the school office so that we can add your name to our lists. We have also re-established an active PTA, which, although only running less than a year, has already held a number of events and raised money for our children. You are all members, by being parents of children at the school, but if you are able to become more active members please come along to one of the PTA meetings that are held during the school day.
I believe that we have made a good start towards moving Blenheim to be the outstanding school your children deserve. Thank you for your support and we will continue to work together so that Blenheim Primary becomes the school we all want it to be.
Mrs Lynda Doel
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Head Teacher: Mrs L Doel
Blenheim Primary School
Tel: 01689 819955
Fax: 01689 600830
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