May News from Stoke Goldington CE First School


A smooth start for youngsters


Stoke Goldington CE First School is looking forward to its Open Morning on Tuesday 22nd May at 11.30am to showcase its facilities, resources, children and staff to prospective new parents.


If your child hasn’t been allocated their preferred choice of school it’s an ideal chance to see just how much a small village school can offer children. The School is pleased to be introducing regular new settling-in sessions for those children starting in September right from April onwards. This is an ideal chance for children to become familiar with the Early Years Foundation Stage Busy Bees classroom, enjoy the huge amount of fun, educational resources and to get to know teachers plus the indoor and outside play areas. Existing school starters from Stoke Goldington Pre-School will be visiting every Thursday afternoon for over an hour for the whole of the Summer Term, meaning there will be little or no learning time lost through ‘settling-in’ in the Autumn.


Of particular fascination for visiting children (and parents!) will be the brand new, state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard in the Busy Bees classroom. This takes fun and learning to a whole new level! There are also 6 new MiniTablet laptops which the Pre-Schoolers can have fun using indoors and out, as they are highly durable for outside usage which should prove very useful!


A recent report by the Diocese of Oxford has re-affirmed the close connection between Church schools and high standards of behaviour and discipline. Years ago, many families chose Church schools as they were a highly regarded part of the community and the report suggests a resurgence in their popularity – it’s hoped to be able to show families a snapshot of the setting during the Open Morning.


When asked on a recent questionnaire whether existing parents would recommend the School to other parents there was an overwhelmingly positive response. Comments included: “The children that attend our school are very privileged – they receive such individual attention and are provided with a fresh and varied curriculum that would capture every child”;“I go out of my way to send my child to Stoke because I believe it is a great school. I would, and have, recommended the school to friends”; “Small class sizes mean lots of individual help and attention for every child. The children are so happy and all play well together.”


· School places are available for September 2012. For details of our Open Morning on 22nd May please contact Headteacher Mrs. Kathryn Crompton on 01908-551253. School website: