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Kington St Michael C of E School

Kington St Michael School


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"Learning together, aiming high"

 

Kington st michael ce school

Kington St Michael CE School - built in 1978, opened 11th October 1979

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awarded 2006               awarded 2008


Kington St Michael CE School    
The Ridings
Kington St Michael
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6JG

Tel/Fax: 01249 750454

Headteacher: Miss Tracy Cornelius

School Secretary: Mrs Tracy Brennan

E-mail: admin@ksm.wilts.sch.uk


RECEPTION:  The office is manned between 9am and 3pm. 


School Website: www.kingtonstmichaelschool.co.uk


Governors' News:

Governors' news can be viewed on the school's own website.


Useful links:
 

Kington St Michael School has its own website - why not take a look?  It's full of lots of information and photos.

Pre-school links: The school is delighted to be forging links with Acorns Pre-school (Kington St Michael).  To find out more about Acorns please click here.  (Please note that children attending the pre-school are not automatically guaranteed places at the school).

Wiltshire Council website: www.wiltshire.gov.uk  

Click here for Term Dates

Click here for information on Admissions.

Ofsted Report

To view our latest Ofsted report please click here.

 

School Uniform
Our preferred uniform supplier is Scholars
, 25 Market Place, Chippenham.  Tel. 01249 656600.
www.scholars-uk.com

 

Compassion UK
The school has elected to sponsor a child through Compassion UK:  Anitha is 11.  She lives in Vepery, Chennai (formerly known as Madras) in India and we have received some photos of her.  She lives in a house with dirt floors and mud walls.  Our sponsorship allows her to have medical checkups, recreation activities, schooling, school supplies & uniform, hygiene supplies, supplementary meals and bible teaching.  What a difference we make to her life!  We write to Anitha and receive letters from her on a regular basis, which have been translated from Tamil into English.

 

Money raised from the school's "Non-Uniform" days goes towards Anitha's sponsorship and there is also a small box in the school's foyer for any additional donations. 

School Profile
Have you read our school profile?  It is at
www.schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk


Hire of School Hall & Grounds
The school's hall and grounds are available for hire for local community groups, with significant discounts .  The grounds have already been used for a wedding reception.  Please contact the school for details.

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FRIENDS OF KINGTON ST MICHAEL CE SCHOOL

 

The Parents & Friends of KSM School has its own webpage - please click on the link above.  Thank you.

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Book bags are available from the school office.
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FORTHCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS:


Please visit the School's own website, where you will also be able to view the latest school newsletter.

 

(For "Friends" events please click on the "Friends of KSM School" tab, above left.)

Dates for your diary:        

15th – 19th September: Year 5 and Year 6 Residential to the Isle of Wight
Monday 22nd September: Assessment Week throughout school
Tues 23rd Sept Full Governing Body Meeting
Tuesday 30th September: Individual Photographs (siblings 8.30am)

Wednesday 1st October: Harvest family lunch
Tuesday 7th October: Parent/Teacher Consultations (3-6pm)
Thursday 9th October: Parent/Teacher Consultations
Wednesday 15th October: Reception Open Morning, 9.30-11.30am (for September 2015 starters)
Wednesday 22nd October: End of Term 1

Monday 3rd November: TD Day
Tuesday 4th November: Start of Term 2

Tues 11th Nov Full Governing Body Meeting
17th-21st November: Anti-Bullying Week
Wednes
d
ay 19th November: Bedtime Stories and New Curriculum Parent Workshop (5.30pm)
25th November -1st December: Book Fayre

Monday 1st December: Christmas Post Box out
Tuesday 9th December: Rec, Year 1 and Year 2 Nativity Dress Rehearsal (10am)
Wednesday 10th December: Nativity Performance (10am)
Thursday 11th December: Nativity Performance (1.30pm)
Monday 15th December: No After School Clubs this week
Wednesday 17th December: Christmas Lunch
Thursday 18th December: Class Parties & Christmas Discos
Friday 19th December: Christmas Church Service (1.30pm).  End of Term 2


Monday 5th January: Start of Term 3. Science Week
 
TD DAYS:

Monday 3rd November


CLUBS:

Please view the school's website for up-to-date information on after-school clubs.
   
50/50 DRAW

The winners for July, August and September are as follows:

July 2014
£25 J Isherwood
£15 D Lockey
£13 D Wheatley

August 2014
£25 M Farrell
£15 A Faroppa
£
13 S Atkin

September 2014
£25 P Orchard
£15 R Holtby
£13 K Cavey


Many thanks to those who continue to support the school through membership.  If you would like to contribute to the draw at only £1 per month please contact the Friends via the school.  Renewal for the club is in July.  Direct debit can be arranged - forms available from Susan Cory.

SCHOOL NEWS:

For up to date news please go to the school's website where you will also be able to view the latest school newsletter.

2014

 

July ~ The school’s fete was well supported, with the Friends and helpers having worked extremely hard to make it a success and raising £3,555 – double that of last year.

 

~ This year’s house champions are Saxons, who won by 18 points and went swimming at the Olympiad as a celebration. 

 

March ~ Thanks and congratulations to Daniel Sutton for planning and organising all of our activities for Sport Relief.  The school had a great day and raised £212.90.  Daniel and Alex Sutton, Billy Greenhalgh and Daniel Nixon, as The Kington Sharks relay team, entered the Sport Relief Swimathon with a target of 60 lengths; on the day they managed 100 lengths and took over £200 in donations for their efforts.  Ben Harvey and Alexandria Hall designed the best Sport Relief trainers and Tabitha Goverd correctly guessed the number of sweets in the jar.

 

~ Sponsored Event: Many thanks to all the children and families for raising an amazing £675 for the school on our Sports4U sponsored event day. The children worked really hard with the Olympic Team GB athlete and were inspired to do their very best. This money has gone straight in to our Sport budget and will be used for sporting equipment, events and tournaments.

 

January ~ Cadbury World. We had a great day at Cadbury Workd; thanks again to the 50/50 Club for subsidising this trip. The children were impeccably behaved and a member of the public commented "all the children are a credit to you". We always like to hear such feedback and congratulate the children on being such good ambassadors for the school.

 

2013

 

December ~ Money Raised: Thank you for supporting our annual book fayre. We raised £384 for new books for the school.  We also raised £26.15 for the Poppy Appeal; £71.25 for Clothes for a Cause and £55.29 from the children’s stall at the Kington St Michael Village Christmas Fayre.

 

November ~  Thank you very much for all your donations of Christmas shoe boxes. We collected 35 boxes and they have been collected and will be on their way to the Ukraine.  We also collected £160.32 for Children in Need and Wear Something Pink day raised £248.51 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

C
ongratulations to Katie Whiting, who won the Specsavers Christmas card competition. Her design has been made in to cards to sell and will be available in all Specsavers stores across Wiltshire (raising money for the Wiltshire Blind Association). Katie wins a Kindle and a £25 Amazon voucher AND an IPAD for the school. Well done and thank you, Katie!

 

July ~ The summer fete raised £1,724.40 for school funds - a fantastic effort all round.

 

The Friends were very pleased with the £227 raised on Do Something Silly Day.

 

June ~ Year 3/4 Residential: Our trip to the Forest of Dean was a huge success and very much enjoyed by children and staff. We did some fantastic activities in lovely surroundings. We were very proud of all the children who coped very well with being away from home and were sensible, polite and fun. We shall definitely be offering this trip again in future.

 

Open Morning: It was wonderful to see so many at our Open Morning. We had 25 visitors – parents, prospective parents and members of the village community. Everyone seemed to really enjoy spending time with the children and seeing how they learn and there were some lovely comments made about their work, manners, friendliness and enthusiasm for learning.

 

April ~ Red Nose Day: Thanks to all the donations of loose change and the hard work of the children selling their bookmarks, we raised £154.50.
March ~ Help For Heroes: Our main charity, which we shall be supporting this year, is the very worthy Help For Heroes.  We are planning a day of fundraising on Wednesday 1st May. An army team from Buckley Barracks is supporting us and will be joining us for a fun day to involve all the family. More details to follow soon but put the date in your diaries!

 

~ The Friends of the School’s progressive supper made an amazing profit of £1148.94 from the Progressive Supper. The money is going towards resurfacing of the Early Years Foundation Class outside play area. The Friends would like to thank everyone who supported this event and made it such a success.

Friends of ksm school's progressive supper 02.03.13 Friends of ksm school's progressive supper 02.03.13
(Photos courtesy of Sarah Harriman)

 

January ~ The winning team at the Friends’ quiz and chips night was The Nerds (table 6), consisting of Chris & Sam Baker and Linda & Rob Durno, who received four bottles of wine. In second place was table 3, the Gillham/Henry team and in third pace was table 5, the Walton/Baynes team. The wooden spoon went to table 1, the Alvis/Brennan team. The winners of the best decorated tablecloth was Susan Cory's team.

 

The Christingle collection from the children and the church service raised £231, which is considerably more than last year. Thank you all very much for your support.

 


 

 St michael slaying the dragon (designed by john hall)
The school's old logo - St Michael slaying the dragon. 
Drawn by John Hall of KSM.
(To read the story of St Michael, click on the icon: Emotion
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