AKPS Podcast – have a listen!

AK Podcast – Episode 1 Class 5 have been selected by Mr Jackson to create a monthly podcast on life at Team AK. We were so lucky to have a celebrity gardener, The Skinny Jean Gardener, as our first guest on their new monthly podcast. Lee does a daily podcast and had lots of brilliant top tips for the class to make their own podcast. The children asked Lee fantastic questions and were...

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Information for prospective parents – Reception Sept 2021

We would usually now be in full swing meeting you and your children as you visit our school, meet our staff and pupils and tour our amazing new buildings prior to applying for your chosen schools (deadline for applications is January 2021) for your child next September.  Unfortunately, this has obviously not been able to take place but we are very excited to announce we are now offering...

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Information for new parents – 2020 Reception intake

Firstly, WELCOME! We are delighted that you have chosen to send your child to Ashton Keynes Primary School and we can’t wait to begin this exciting school journey together in September. On our website, you will find much information about school life at Ashton Keynes. Visit the ‘About’ tab to learn about our curriculum. The ‘Classes’ tab will give you an insight into...

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A message from School……

A message to our wonderful children, families and all of Team AK. We miss you all so much and are so proud of you for working hard and staying positive during this difficult time. Keep smiling and keep shining, you are all amazing!...

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Skinny Jean Gardener Tour

We welcomed the return of Lee AKA the Skinny Jean Gardener to school last week (11th March) on his ‘sow along’ tour and we loved planting our very own mini seedling pots. We love Forest School and gardening at our school. We are so lucky to do this awesome work with Lee. Please see the youtube video of our live video stream from the great planting session....

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Tune in to iSing Pop

Good news… our friends from iSing pop are launching a brand new you tube channel for us to access new iSing pop songs from home during this time.  Please join in and enjoy, we will all perform the songs when we safely return to school.  Enjoy love Mrs Saville...

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Science Week 2020

Last week the whole school took part in British Science week. This year’s theme was Diversity.  With activities chosen by the AK Science leaders, each class had an exciting set of experiments and investigations to try out. In the true spirit of science, we found that some experiments worked better than others! From growing mushrooms to inflating balloons, from testing low vision...

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AKPS Coronavirus information

COVID-19-information-A quick guide for parents & carers AKPS Remote learning policy 2020 A thorough risk assessment has been completed and a detailed plan is in place in line with DfE (Department for Education) recommendations, LA guidance and Public Health England advice. This working document is under constant review. AKPS-Catch-up-Premium-Statement-2020 Children...

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AKPS Choir shines at Wembley

If you had been in school on the morning of Friday 7th February you would have felt a buzz of excitement around the KS2 classes. Members of the choir were so excited to be going to Wembley Arena to perform in the 2020 Young Voices concert. This was to be the first time Ashton Keynes Primary School had taken part in this amazing event and after months practicing of song words and dance moves,...

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Learning Hub Fundraising Appeal

We will be bringing you regular updates from our Fundraising Teams and Events over the next 18 months. Any specific questions can be emailed to fundraising@ashtonkeynes.wilts.sch.uk.  The Ashton Keynes School Development Trust Charity has been set up by our amazing fundraising team. This enables the Charity to make the most of all of your fundraising efforts through gift aid and low...

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Team AK in the elite Top 250 schools Sunday Times List!

Ashton Keynes Primary School is one of the Sunday Times top 250 State Primary Schools! We are ranked at joint 212 which, when you consider there are 16,769 state primary schools in England (https://www.besa.org.uk/key-uk-education-statistics/), puts us in the top 1.5% of all English primary schools! Last year we were awarded the Pride of the Cotswolds School of the Year 2018 which we were...

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School Council Team AK Roaming Reporters

Mrs Saville has given the School Council the challenge of reporting on the weekly progress of the school build. They have accepted this challenge with gusto and here is their first report. You can also follow their blog on the School Council page of our website. Tuesday 3rd March 2020 The roof of the learning hub is being built! There is so much going on at the moment, the new...

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AK awarded the WIRE Award

I am delighted to let you know that our school was awarded the WIRE award by Katy Staples from the Diocese this week. We are so proud to be an outstanding Church of England School and whist we shine brightly already, we have been reaching for the stars again and have as a result received another award. Miss Thomas our RE leader was incredible in providing us all with wonderful training and...

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New Build Update and drop-off/pick-up procedures

The building commences today! (23.10.19) Hooray! It is due to complete on 29th May 2020 which would be fantastic! We are really excited about the build and phase 1 plus is where we are beginning. The local authority will fund the build of three new replacement infant classrooms, Year 1 and 2 toilets and a hygiene room. The school will be contributing to the plus part of the build to make it...

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Staff Yoga

Well-being is so very important in Team Ak. After a day of yoga for the children, the staff had their turn! This along with massage, mindfulness and Zumba are just a few of the regular ways the children and staff look after one another in Team Ak. Your very proud Headteacher Mrs Saville Namaste...

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AKPS accredited highest level in Challenge Partners Review; ‘Leading’

To challenge ourselves as a school and to ensure that our school improvement plans are the best they can be to ensure the best outcomes for our children, we are part of Challenge partners, a national programme.  We have been reviewed by teams from Challenge partners for the past 4 years, affirming the school improvement journey we are on. Our outcomes started as GOOD in 2017, then have...

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School Choir ‘Shines Brightly’ at Concerts

We were super proud of our school choir and instrumental players as they took to the stage and performed in no less than two concerts on Saturday 8th June.  The school choir sang a variety of songs from the stage and films and our guitar and ukulele players ably  performed the theme tunes from Harry Potter and James Bond.We were joined by  the Siren Sisters and other singers from...

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Awareness of the World Week (3rd – 7th June)

Awareness of the World Week (3rd – 7th June) Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution was the focus in Class four during Awareness of the World Week this year. After watching Planet Earth 2 and seeing the devastating impact single use plastic has on our world, oceans and people, we have been keen to make a difference! We investigated ‘how long until it’s gone?’ and...

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GOLD for Team AK at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2019

Woohooooo!We only went and did it!  Team AK got GOLD at the Malvern Show for their show garden and community project.  (A leaflet describing the garden including a plan is below).A huge well done to everybody, all our sponsors and especially for Team 4 who faced the judges so fantastically.A wonderful team effort led by our fantastic Mr Jackson. Mrs Saville The whole school have been...

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Skinny Jean Gardner visits AKPS

On Wednesday 27th March, the whole school took part in an a workshop with the ‘Skinny Jean Gardener’ Lee as part of our Malvern Flower Show competition. Mr Jackson organised the day with Lee, and the entire school spent up to an hour outside in the glorious sunshine with Lee. We planted seeds, painted walls, potted on vegetables and plants, weeded the flower beds, made willow walls,...

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Experimenting for Science Week

As you may know, last week was science week. Throughout the school we have been conducting experiments based on journeys! Your child/children will have experienced activities (such as raining blood, lava lamps and rainbow cups). Some experiments worked really well such as Year 4s lava lamps and some not so well. It doesn’t matter if it worked it only matters we had fun.  Zara; Year 5...

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High Performing School Letter from Local Authority

We are very proud to have received a letter from Wiltshire Council in recognition of our high performing school. Well don Team AK! Please click link below to view:   Local Authority High Performing Schools Letter Ashton Keynes C of E...

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National Young Mathematicians Regional Winners

Huge congratulations to our Maths Challenge Team; Anna, Sam, Jessica & Gilbert. They competed in a team maths challenge run by the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge and Explore Learning. Participants (over 1260 schools nationwide) must work as a team to tackle a never-before-seen mathematical problem. Our team of four pupils took part in the first round on 7th November making it...

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Team AK support the Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge 2018

Team AK were out in force this morning (13.11.18) lining the road at the end of Gosditch Ashton Keynes to wave and cheer (with lots of enthusiasm!) in support of the Rickshaw Challenge which passed by at the slightly earlier than estimated time of 7:40 a.m. Miss Boase and class 4 had made some amazing banners to wave. We received lots of waves and smiles in return. Take a look at some of the...

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InstaTeam App launches for Team AK

We are excited to introduce our new app/website based administration system to co-ordinate all school sport events from this point forwards. InstaTeam can be accessed via smart phone app or online and will bring some much needed efficiency to the way we prepare for events outside of school. The app is completely free and all of the necessary features can be used without paying for ‘ad free’...

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AKPS get stuck into Robokid kits

  The UKESF has supplied Ashton Keynes Primary School with several Robokid kits to trial out with their pupils. Robokid is a hands-on electronics project for use in the classroom with Years 4, 5 and 6 (age 9–11, Key Stage 2) that aims to encourage enthusiasm for Electronics and STEM subjects. Click the link below to read the report: Local schoolchildren get stuck into Robokid kits –...

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Winners! Pride of the Cotswolds ‘School of the Year’ Award 2018

Wooohooooo! Our school is BUZZING! The children and staff are all over the moon to be School of the YEAR 2018! I cannot thank you all enough for your support and for the nominations. The awards evening was incredibly humbling and I could not have been more proud to be your Headteacher and accept the award on behalf of us all- TEAM AK! Moments like this are precious and we should all treasure...

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Team AK Steams Ahead at RHS Malvern Spring Garden Festival

We were thrilled to receive the call from Mr Jackson yesterday (10th May) confirming the AKPS show garden had won 2 certificates! We were runners up in the ‘Best project management’ and also received a commended from the RHS. What a fantastic result and well done to all involved in the AKPS Team Malvern including children, staff, volunteers and sponsors.     Class 4...

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TEAM AK live on BBC Wiltshire Breakfast Show

I love this school. Not only is it a joy day to day to see your children behaving beautifully and making strides in their learning, but it is wonderful to provide and embrace wonderful opportunities for our school to shine. Last week, we were chosen to host the BBC Wiltshire Breakfast show as part of their Step into Summer initiative. I thought the coverage of our school and village community...

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AKPS Inter-schools Football Champions 2018

It is with great pleasure I introduce the inter-schools football Champions 2018. With 2 pools of 5 teams from around the area: Pool1: CPS White, Ann Edwards, AKPS, St Lawrence Gold, Fairford Pool2: St Lawrence Blue, Powells, CPS Red, Avening, Stratton AK- Won 3- Drew 1  – No goals conceded – Top pool 1 3rd place play off – Fairford v Powells- 0-0 Draw Final – AK 1 v CPS...

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