Welcome to Sidbury C of E Primary School
Welcome to Sidbury CE Primary School’s website where you will find a snapshot of our school in action. We encourage current parents into school regularly throughout the year to engage in their child’s education. If you are a prospective parent please telephone the school to arrange a visit.
Sidbury C of E Primary School is part of the Children First Federation which was formed in May 2010. The Children First Federation consists of Hemyock Primary School, Wilcombe Primary School, Sampford Peverell Church of England Primary School and Woodwater Academy and we joined them in November 2011. We have a ‘schools within school’ philosophy that ensures we all work very closely together in ensuring the achievement of the highest standards in all four schools whilst maintaining the individuality and autonomy of the individual schools. Our Federation provides excellent opportunities for teachers and other staff to develop their professional expertise which directly impacts on the quality of teaching and learning for the children. Staff are able to share their best practice within a professional learning community developing an exciting and innovative curriculum for all our children.
The Children First Federation (CFF) is part of the Primary Academies Trust. The PAT was established on the 1st November 2011 and includes; The First Federation, Orchard Vale Primary, South Brent Primary and The CFF making a total of 12 primary schools. Being part of the PAT further increases our capacity to share best practice, specialisms and work in a collaborative way to provide high quality learning for all our children.
Singularly, we aim for our school to be a partnership, where all parents, carers, teachers, support staff and children work together so that your children enjoy high self-esteem. We seek to inspire and challenge every pupil in order to help them develop their character, confidence, and sense of compassion and spirituality to achieve their full potential in all that they do.
Our success with ‘opening minds’ and ‘creating futures’ depends to a very large extent upon the formation of good relationships between home and school.
Sidbury Primary School is a voluntary controlled Church of England Primary School, admitting children from the ages of 4 to 11 years. We currently (Spring Term 2013) have 97 children on our full-time roll, allowing us to have four small classes of 26/23/23/25 children respectively, from the youngest to the oldest. The small class for Reception children gives them a great start with individual attention. We are exceptionally well equipped for a small village school and one of our greatest assets is our idyllic location and extensive grounds.
As a school we aim to contribute to a wider community that helps children appreciate their world and the responsibility they have to preserve it. We work in close partnership with St Giles’ Church, Sidbury, and celebrate key events within the Christian calendar both in the church and in school. At the beginning of the Autumn Term 2011 families discussed Christian values and what they meant to them. From this the five most popular have been selected as Sidbury CE Primary School’s core Christian values. These are; respect, honesty, kindness, trust, and forgiveness. These values form the basis of our daily collective worship and are a focus for reflection times in the classroom.
Our small, friendly school allows us to know each pupil personally and we want you and your child to be happy as part of our school community.
With regards to admitting children to our school we are able to inform parents whether we have spaces in individual year groups and are happy to advise you in the process. However, all admissions to our school must go through Devon County Council’s Admissions Team. For further information and online application forms see www.devon.gov.uk/admissions.
For performance and assessment data, please click on the link http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=137649Admissions Policy 2014/2015
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