Challenge Partners Review Report ‘Outstanding’

We have received our final version of the challenge partner review report which was written as a result of a three day review of the school (12th-14th June), which the school chooses to do to help us validate where we are and to reflect and learn so that we can make sure that we are always reaching for the stars to provide the best we can for all of our pupils. We have now had outstanding...

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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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AKPS & Community Window Wanderland 22nd March 5:30 p.m.

Ashton Keynes C of E Primary school is always keen to engage with the local community. Following on from the success of fantastic afternoon of entertainment for the senior community in October and the new Vintage Club held this month in conjunction with Holy Cross Church, we would now like to invite all the local community to take part in a very special non-profit making event… The Ashton...

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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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