CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL TO ENJOY BRAND NEW LEARNING HUB AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING

Children returning to school and outside the new key stage 1 classrooms. Courtesy of Abi Williamson Photography Ashton Keynes C of E Primary School, ranked 125th in the whole country in the 2020 Sunday Times Parent Power Guide, had an extra spring in their step going back to school, as they have recently announced that their fundraising initiative to fully pay for the build of their brand new...

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Science Week 2021

Science Week 2021 was a little bit different this year but we still had a great time exploring, investigating and above all experiencing some great practical Science. From EYFS to Yr 6 we set aside time to focus on some fun activities that enabled us to enjoy and engage in the amazing things that can happen with a little bit of science...

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New film of new build and school in action! Enjoy!

On behalf of Ashton Keynes CE Primary School and Team AK, I want to thank every single person who has given to our school and enabled our David Tarr Learning hub to move from a vision to a reality. This could not have been achieved without your generous contributions and efforts with fundraising and whilst I look forward to an official opening when we can, here is a film to show how much...

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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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AKPS Coronavirus information

Contact tracing over the Easter Holiday The last day of term for pupils is Thursday 1st April. If your child has confirmed positive for COVID-19 with symptoms that have developed within 48 hours of last being in school, please advises us on AKPScovid@ashtonkeynes.wilts.sch.uk please put in subject REPORTING POSITIVE TEST . Please also advise us if your child was...

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AKPS Choir shines at Wembley

If you had been in school on the morning of Friday 7th February (2020) 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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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