Team AK Steams Ahead at RHS Malvern Spring Garden Festival

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 Open Morning Monday 2nd July / Starting School info

AKPS Open Morning Monday 2nd July / Starting  School info

Please join us for our annual open morning. If you are interested in coming to our school, you are joining us soon or even if you are already here and would like to come and see us in action, then please come along. We would love to welcome you! Come along at 9:00 a.m. to join us for a special singing assembly to see the whole school in action . With a presentation from the Headteacher...

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AKPS Inter-schools Football Champions 2018

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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Science Week ‘Exploration and Discovery’

Science Week ‘Exploration and Discovery’

If you had come into school last week (week beginning 12th March) you would have been amazed by the range of activities taking place as part of National Science Week. This year the theme was exploration and discovery. Here at AKPS each class enjoyed and participated in all sorts of fun filled science based experiences from making poo (yes poo! ) in Class 2, bouncy balls in Class 5 to creating...

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Easter Egg Enterprise Project Winners

Easter Egg Enterprise Project Winners

A huge thanks to everyone who entered Class 2’s Easter Egg Enterprise Project! The entries were ‘eggceptional’. Congratulations to the winners: Reception and KS1 – Evie C Ks2 – Lucy C Toddler – George Dursley Parent – Mrs Claridge Take a look at some of the fabulous...

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Minister of State for School Standards congratulates AKPS

Minister of State for School Standards congratulates AKPS

We are VERY proud to have received a letter from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP Minister of State for School Standards, officially congratulating team AK for being in the top 2% of all schools nationally in terms of progress from KS1 to KS2. Team AK is shining...

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Challenge Partners Review OUTSTANDING

Challenge Partners Review OUTSTANDING

Challenge Partner review found us to be OUTSTANDING! As you may be aware, this week we had our annual review of our school with Challenge Partners. We were really keen for the team, led by an experienced HMI Ofsted inspector, to validate our work on the two Ofsted targets we were set in July. I am absolutely delighted with the outcome. Three visitors came and reviewed the school over 3...

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Headline news: AKPS Top Performing School in Wiltshire!

Headline news: AKPS Top Performing School in Wiltshire!

Woweeeee our school is certainly shining brightly! We are ranked 1st out of 238 schools in Wiltshire! I was super proud last week when I saw us named in the Times top 10 Best Primary Schools in Wiltshire but understood that this league table is based purely on % attaining the standard in KS2 2017. Whilst this is excellent, I am more concerned about the distance our children travel from their...

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AKPS Smooga Opening

AKPS Smooga Opening

The Smooga was officially opened on a rather rainy 9th March. Thank you to all those who attended.  It is a wonderful legacy to all the FoAKS fundraising over many years! A huge thank you to all those who have been involved with the planning and implementation it is an invaluable addition to our school.    Archive post: Copy of the letter from Mrs Saville: I wanted to...

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Visit from Paul Sturgess – AK Stars on BBC Points West

Visit from Paul Sturgess – AK Stars on BBC Points West

15th November WOW, what an exciting day we are having in AKPS. The children are really inspired and actively engaged in workshops throughout the day. Our inspirational visitor is the World’s Tallest Basketball player, Harlem Globetrotters very own Paul Sturgess. He is also Great Britain’s tallest man coming in at a staggering 7ft7! Following a truly inspirational assembly where he...

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Soroptomist Writing Competition Winners

Soroptomist Writing Competition Winners

Max, Enzo and Archie all won certificates and awards in the prestigious Soroptomist writing competition. With over 1000 entries being submitted, our children did exceedingly well to achieve highly commended, second place and first place  in their given categories. We are so proud of them.

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Visitors to AKPS from Kabale Uganda

Visitors to AKPS from Kabale Uganda

This morning (10th November) we welcomed two visitors from Uganda. One of them is a parent of children in our link school Kabale Prep school, both are part of the Education system. They had a lovely morning in school learning and experiencing how our school works and observing the teaching and learning. They really enjoyed joining in with worship and iSing pop ‘Friends for Life’. They have...

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GOLD for Team AK!

GOLD for Team AK!

July marked the end of a very busy year of school sport and for the first time we submitted our application to potentially be recognised with a ‘School Games Mark’. ‘School Games’ offer a Bronze, Silver or Gold award for a schools commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. We received a GOLD and it is our target to receive gold for the next four years which will...

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‘On Guard!’ Fencing at AK

‘On Guard!’ Fencing at AK

We had only been back at school for a week before we welcomed the first of many exciting sporting opportunities that we can look forward to this year. Neil Bromley from Swindon Fencing Club came in and gave all 118 pupils in KS2 the chance to try Fencing. Participants really enjoyed learning the techniques and wearing the masks and protective gear. One pupil from Year 6 said ” I...

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Golden year of sport for Team AK

Golden year of sport for Team AK

Wow what a year our sports stars have had! We have broken all records the school has for medals won, golds won, events entered, pupils attending events. In school we have successful started a young sports leaders programme to promote games and challenges during break and lunch times. Last years investments in RealPE and the magnificent new PE Event Kit have both had a huge positive impact on the...

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SIAMS OUTSTANDING

SIAMS OUTSTANDING

I am absolutely delighted and over the moon to be able to officially let you know that we have just received the report for our recent very rigorous  SIAMS Church school inspection and that we are OUTSTANDING in every category. I have attached the report for you to read and I think it sums up our school beautifully. The inspector told me that she found it difficult to fit everything she wanted...

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Team AK’s ‘Grand Day Out’ wins SILVER at RHS Malvern Show!

Team AK’s ‘Grand Day Out’ wins SILVER at RHS Malvern Show!

How truly fabulous and exciting! The children, staff and volunteers have been working really hard to put together our Team AK Wallace and Gromit themed garden for the Malvern show this week (week of 8th May). From the chidlren’s initial design and planning ideas, to the developed design, onto a fabulous handmade rocket, the children busily decorating and growing plants, we have created this...

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New promotional film for Team AK

New promotional film for Team AK

Please see our new promotional film created by our children on the home page. Class 5 were given the task of creating a film to showcase our school. They all worked together to write a script and each had a part within the film. We were so fortunate to be given a special filming day by Zack Thompson’s mum through the Pauline Quirke Academy as a kind contribution to the school. We made the most...

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Come to AKPS!

Come to AKPS!

Read here why Class 6 think you should come to Ashton Keynes C of E...

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Amazing Week of Science

Amazing Week of Science

Last week (13th-17th March), Mrs Serle arranged an amazing week of Science. All classes got involved and teachers arranged practical activities and investigations for the children to undertake. From colour palettes in Year 2 to rubber ball making in Year 5, the experiments were thoroughly enjoyable and thoroughly messy! On Friday, we had a visit from Professor Neutron who carried out a hands-on...

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Fantastic designs for the Royal Mail Christmas Stamp competition 2017

Fantastic designs for the Royal Mail Christmas Stamp competition 2017

The children have all had an opportunity to enter a piece of art work for the Royal Mail Christmas Stamp Design Competition. The theme is ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’ Only three times in Royal Mail’s 500 year history, have children’s designs been used on UK Christmas Stamps. Winning designs will receive £1000 and so will the school so fingers crossed!...

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World Book Day – Team AK all became Where’s Wally!

World Book Day – Team AK all became Where’s Wally!

We celebrated World Book Day with a special whole school theme…Where’s Wally and his extended family. I was massively impressed with how everyone took part and made a real effort, the Team AK Wally family looked incredible. The children were given a star challenge across the day connected to reading and recommending books to others and there was a special find Wally activity at lunch...

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School Council lend a helping hand decorating the AK community Hare

School Council lend a helping hand decorating the AK community Hare

Before half term the School Council  hopped to the village hall to lend a helping hand in decorating the beautiful mosaic pattern (inspired by Holy Cross Church) on the AK community Hare ‘Star gazer’ The Swindon Advertiser attended the event and produced a lovely write up which can be seen on our ‘AKPS in the community’ board outside the school office, you can also...

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Ashton Keynes Window Wanderland

Ashton Keynes Window Wanderland

  Wow! On Friday and Saturday night (24th & 25th February) Ashton Keynes shone brightly as over 55 households took part in decorating their windows for the community Window Wanderland project. We opened the trail 5:30 p.m. at the school where we unveiled our school ‘star’ window display. Many groups had been involved in this project including the WI, Golden Years, Church, Youth...

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School Choir shines at AK ‘Step into Christmas’ concert

School Choir shines at AK ‘Step into Christmas’ concert

The School Choir shone brightly once again whilst performing in the Ashton Keynes ‘Step into Christmas’ concert. Our choir sang beautifully on their own but also alongside the adult choir to a sold out audience.  A wonderful start to the festive holiday. Take a look at some of these amazing pictures from the...

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A special author visit for KS1

A special author visit for KS1

On Tuesday 6th December we had a very special visitor, Tammy Johnston, the author and illustrator of Elmo’s Christmas Tail. The children in class R, 1 and 2 have been reading the book and completing a range of activities based on the book. She has just emailed to say “I was quite overwhelmed and still am.  The effort that the children put in was outstanding and shall never be...

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AK raised in excess of £250 for Children in Need!

AK raised in excess of £250 for Children in Need!

    The children donned their PJ’s in support of Friday 18th’s Children in Need and School Council organised  a fantastic jumble sale which raised just oner £80! It was a great effort by all raising in total over £250 for Children in Need.         Breakfast club has fun for Children in Need...

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Yr 5 & 6 Athletics team qualify for area competition

Yr 5 & 6 Athletics team qualify for area competition

Well done to the year 5 & 6 athletics team who were brilliant at the recent event at Kingshill school they did so well and with a fabulous sporting attitude. They’ve made it into the area competition against other Cotswold schools in January. Go team AK and don’t they look smart…so proud!    

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Year 3 and 4 shine at Kingshill athletics competition

Year 3 and 4 shine at Kingshill athletics competition

A huge well done to the year 3 & 4 children who took part in the recent Kingshill athletics competition. They looked so smart in the new sports kit and we are very proud of them for finishing second within only 4 points of first place. Mrs Saville was delighted to be able to go and support the team. ‘All children represented the school brilliantly and were the smartest and most...

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AK Girls football looking smart

AK Girls football looking smart

Well done to the AK girls who represented the school recently in a girls football tournament. They proudly showed off the new team uniform!  

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