Everything we do, everything we say, everything we are about must ultimately be for the children, to develop them into positive participants in the world community. We believe that this can be facilitated through promoting high achievement (in whatever form) and learning for life via quality provision.
AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
- To encourage children to become highly motivated life-long learners
- To enable children to have high self-esteem – respecting themselves, others and the environment
- To provide an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement
- To provide learning partnerships between home and the community
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
St. Andrew’s is a Church of England primary school situated in the pleasant village of Leasingham. There are extensive grounds providing a large playground and playing fields for the children. We have seven permanent classrooms and two additional mobile classrooms. There is a large hall that is used for assemblies, lunches and P.E./Games sessions.
The school was built in 1971 and the Governors have overseen extensive remodelling of the interior with a rolling redecoration programme. Recent improvements include the creation of a superb outdoor classroom for all the children and the development of the outside learning environment.
We currently have single age groups in all classes throughout the school and provide additional classroom support in all Key stages.
We are able to offer a full range of after school clubs, which are very popular with the children. They can choose from a variety of clubs which include netball, football, recorders, cooking, dance, cooking, science, wildlife, chess, judo and felt club.
At St Andrew’s we are very proud of our staff, both teaching and non-teaching. Together, everyone works hard to provide an exciting, caring environment where each child will be given the opportunity to achieve their true potential.
Recognising its historic foundation, the school continues to preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. There are regular visits from the vicar of St Andrew’s and the children enjoy their trips to church.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
At St Andrew’s we work hard to foster a love of music and singing. There is a school choir and we are able to offer excellent music tuition provided by our peripatetic music teachers (piano, drums, cello, violin and viola lessons). Our children regularly perform in school assemblies and can progress to being part of the “Sleaford Strings” orchestra.