AMBERLEY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Becoming reflective, independent and aspirational learners for life
CHILDREN AT THE HEART
OF OUR UNIQUE COMMUNITY
WELCOME TO AMBERLEY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Miss Sharon Cale
Our aim is to create confident, well-rounded and motivated children, who are guided by strong Christian values.
I hope that you find our site informative and helpful in answering any questions you may have.
The Amberley Vision wheel incorporates all the elements of our school vision; the foundations we believe are necessary for each of us to grow into strong adults who lead fruitful lives.
The vision permeates through everything we do, using core Christian values and biblical teachings as vehicles for life.
Please click on the Vision and Values tab for more information.
We use the Parable of the Sower to unite our school community in its understanding of what we hope to achieve. The story helps us to understand the elements that are needed to grow into reflective, independent and aspirational learners for life.
THIS WEEK AT AMBERLEY
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DEAR PARENTS & CARERS
Thank you for all your support during this difficult time. We are missing not inviting you all into school to see the children’s work, visit their classes and having the opportunity to build stronger relationships with the teachers. However, we are trying our best to ensure that the children still receive the experiences and opportunities that they deserve which are outlined regularly on our school website. I have attached a questionnaire for you to complete so we welcome your feedback.
We have been very busy over the last two weeks with monitoring the subjects taught across the school. It was great to talk to the pupils about their RE work, worship and spirituality. The depth of knowledge that they displayed was amazing, especially the reception children who were extremely articulate when they recalled the school parable, The Sower, independently. This area of the curriculum has a massive impact on how children perceive themselves, the community and the wider world so it was encouraging to see them all expressing themselves so well.
The PTA are kindly putting up the Christmas decorations in the hall for the children with help from other parents. Even though we cannot have all our normal Christmas celebrations we will try our best to give our children the experiences they deserve and enjoy. On 15th December, we will be having Christmas dinner and it will be Christmas jumper day. The children can attend school with non-uniform if they are wearing a Christmas jumper. In addition, the KS1 will still carry out a performance in which we intend to film and upload to the website.
Please be vigilant for and treating thread-worms as there have been a couple of cases in school. Treatment is swift and effective.
Polite notice: If you need to access the school for any reason, please ring the office 01453 873349 and someone will meet you at the gates.
Whole School Attendance: 97.3%
Government Guidelines: 98%
School Target: 97%
Attendance of the Week:100% Dexter and Y1
Amberley School Cow Hunt 2020
Thank you to everybody who took part! We were really pleased that despite the awful weather lots of people got involved!
The PTA would like to say a huge thank you to Domonic White. Domonic came up with the idea of a Virtual Cow Hunt and put a huge amount of work into making it work, using tech from his existing conservation enterprise Nature’s Racers (www.naturesracers.co.uk). Thanks also to Amanda White and Jo Jeffery for all their time and effort and to all the families who hosted cows on their gates and fences! We are very grateful to have some great prizes donated by Green Hanger Preloved (www.greenhangerpreloved.co.uk), Coco and Giffords Circus.
Details of winners and funds raised further on…
Stir Up Sunday – CANCELLED
Sadly, due to lockdown this event will no longer be possible. Apologies to those who have already signed up and paid. We will refund.
Bag 2 School Collection – 9am Friday 20th November
Bag up your unwanted clothes, paired shoes, handbags and accessories for re-use by this organization and raise money for the school at the same time! Please leave your bagged donations outside the school gates by the notice board by 9am on Friday 20th November. Please use your own bin bags as they are not sending out their usual bags during the pandemic.
If you returned your child’s Christmas card artwork to school then you will be contacted by xmas4schools soon to make your order online. £1 from each item ordered goes to the school PTA funds.
As the new academic year escalates, I thought this would be good timing to remind parents/carers of the changes to the free school meals application process. Last year GCC launched an online portal for parents/carers to apply for their child/rens free school meals and to date GCC have received over 10,000 applications. GCC have recently conducted a survey with parents/carers that used the portal and the feedback was very encouraging and they were happy that there was this on-line facility. GCC therefore want to continue to encourage parents/carers to self service using the GCC on-line system.
GCC have a new dedicated email address for Free school meals which is email@example.com
TRANSFER TO SECONDARY SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 20201
Please make your application online where possible by Saturday, 31st October 2020
Advise and guidance on the process and all Secondary School Admissions Policies are available to parents in the Secondary School and Academy Information and Guidance Booklets which are available to view online at
Every Monday morning, the children attend church for school worship at 9:05am. This is currently on hold as per COVID-19 recommendations.
All parents are welcome to attend services once they resume.
Breakfast club will resume in September. There is a daily charge of £4 per child.
Booking forms will be available through the breakfast club, the school office or the website.
In recent years’ the number of children attending education settings with a variety of medication needs has increased. For this reason, medication training has been completed, however any medicines requiring administering is still preferred to be administered by a parent/carer. The school needs to take into consideration not only the needs of the child but also those of the staff team and others such as the LEA, OFSTED and Healthcare Professionals
Please administer any medicines before school and inform the school office of dose administered and I will monitor your child throughout the day and contact you should the need arise
Amberley Parochial School provides free milk for under 5's and a subsidised price of around £14.00 per term for children over 5.
To register your child for school milk
AMBERLEY SCHOOL IS CARBON NEUTRAL!
We have succeeded in raising enough money to buy an offset to remove from the atmosphere the 32.19 tonnes of CO2 Amberley School's electricity and gas produced last year. We hope you enjoy watching the bees coming to your bee friendly plants next summer!
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we are looking to support the 'BCRT used postage stamp appeal' to raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust (Charity Number 1159590), the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer, and would love the support of your school and connections.
We are looking for used and new postage stamps from the UK and overseas, and any amount at any time of the year is very much appreciated. Every stamp sent will help, even if you get a few stamps a year for your birthday or Christmas.
Instead of throwing away your stamps, we can raise vital funds to help continue with research, providing information and raising awareness.
Primary bone cancer can occur at any age, but affects mostly children, teenagers, young adults and the elderly. On average 12 people every week are diagnosed across the UK and Ireland. The survival rate for this disease is just over 50% and this has not changed in the last 25 years. With your help we can work towards changing this, so more people have a chance to live!
AMBERLEY SCHOOL CALENDAR
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