School Closure and Phased Re-Opening

Phased Re-opening for Year 6 from 8th June 2020

Important Notice to all our Preshute Families

On Monday 8 June 2020, the school started a phased re-opening for Year 6 pupils only.

Next Inset Day - Friday 10th July

Please note that the next INSET (TD) day is Friday 10th July. There will be no school for Key Worker children or Year 6 on this day.

Learning Packs

Although the school has remained open throughout lockdown for Key Worker children, and Year 6 have now returned, Preshute Primary School remains closed to most other children.

Weekly learning packs continue to be available for each year group on the relevant class pages on our website and Class Dojo.

Our current provision for home learning does not require lots of worksheets to be printed, and the school is not able to print the packs for parents or deliver them. Many of the activities can be done with everyday materials at home, and not all learning requires a computer or the internet.

We will be keeping in contact with all our families over the coming weeks via ParentMail and our website.

In the meantime, to all our Preshute families and volunteers - keep safe and stay well.

Sun Safety Reminder

Sun Safety - Letter to Parents from School Nurse - 24 June 2020

Links to our class webpages


Reception class page
Year 1 class page
Year 2 class page
Year 3 class page
Year 4 class page
Year 5 class page
Year 6 class page

New useful links for Parents - July 2020

School Holiday Activity Provision Directory
Family and Community Learning - Online Course - E-Safety
Family and Community Learning - Online Courses - Helping your Child to Learn

School Updates - recent

(A full list of newsletters, notifications and updates since lockdown can be found on the Newsletters webpage.)

NEW - Re-opening of School on Wednesday 2nd September - Arrangements
NEW - Structure for September - 6 July 2020
NEW - Letter from Mr Peter McGuigan - Chair of Governors - 1 July 2020
Letter from Mrs Hann-Perkins, Mr Peter McGuigan and Mr Michael Scheepers - 25 June 2020
Letter from Mrs Hann-Perkins, Mr Peter McGuigan and Mr Michael Scheepers - 1 June 2020
Letter re Reading Book Exchange - 1 June 2020
Letter from the Governors (Building News) - 22 May 2020
Letter from Mrs Hann-Perkins - 19 May 2020
Letter from Mrs Hann-Perkins and Mr Peter McGuigan - 12 May 2020
Message from the School Nursing Service - 29 April 2020
'Class Dojo' Letter from Mrs Hann-Perkins and Mr Peter McGuigan - 17 April 2020

And a Message from all the Preshute Staff to all our Preshute Families:


DfE Helpline and School Updates - COVID-19

DfE Helpline details

The school is receiving regular updates from the Department for Education regarding COVID-19, and we will continue to share with you any relevant advice and guidance (see below).

Please note that a Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education.

Parents and young people and staff can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Welcome to Preshute Primary School

Our school motto reads: “Live Life, Love Learning”.

At Preshute Primary School, we offer the very best in primary education in a safe and stimulating environment, through a well-balanced, and creative curriculum, which is tailored to the needs of every child. Children work in a very caring and motivating school setting, and respond well to all aspects of school life. Christian principles underpin all that we do at Preshute Primary School. The Head teachers and staff endeavour to create an environment that is forward-thinking, and are quick to implement new strategies that can benefit the children. We are driven to help children to be good citizens of the future - fair, kind and resilient, to have a thirst for knowledge, and to embrace challenges.

The children are very much involved in the decision-making process of the school, and are proud of each other and our achievements. Preshute Primary School is very welcoming and always listens; please do feel free to come into school to discuss any aspect of your child's education with our staff and Head teachers. The website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we strive for and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

Thank you for your interest in our school. We look forward to developing a very positive and successful partnership with you.

Claire Hann-Perkins, Head Teacher
Peter McGuigan, Chair of Governors

Term Dates and Calendar of Events

New - Term Dates for 2020-2021 School Year

Click here for the term dates for the 2020-2021 school year. TD/Inset Days will be:

  • Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • Wednesday 21 October 2020
  • Monday 22 February 2021
  • Friday 25 June 2021
  • Monday 28 June 2021

New - Calendar of Events

Click here for the calendar of events for the 2020-2021 school year.

2019-2020 School Year

Please refer to ParentMail notifications for updates on any planned events which may have been postponed. Please note that all school events are currently postponed/cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please also refer to website and ParentMail notifications on school closure/phased reopening.

Term Dates 2019-2020

Click here for the 2019-2020 Wiltshire Council school term dates and Preshute Primary School inset days.

Please note that the next INSET (TD) day has changed from Wednesday 24th June to Friday 10th July. There will be no school for Key Worker children or Year 6 on this day.

Calendar of Events 2019-2020

Click here for all planned events for the 2019-2020 school year.

Preshute sing "Yellow" for Children in Need

As part of Children in Need, Preshute pupils recorded their own cover version of the Coldplay song "Yellow". Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Mundy reports:

"In our Celebration Assembly, we have been listening to various pieces of music. We had listened to Jodie Whittaker's version of "Yellow" on our Healthy Minds Day, and were then thrilled to find this had been chosen as the Children in Need single.
Class 5 and Mrs Mundy thought it would be a great idea for us to make our own version. Mr Veale, our amazing guitar teacher, kindly agreed to play for us and worked with a group of children to learn the piece; excellent work Harry, James and James. Mrs Croucher volunteered to play the piano ........ and Leo (Class 5) learnt the piece on the flute. WOW!!! Our lovely Choir were keen to take duet sections at the beginning, before we raised the roof as a whole school.
We hope you enjoy listening to our version of the song!! It is rather beautiful!!"

Click here to hear their fantastic recording.

Radio Preshute

Over the past few months, our pupils have been putting their own radio shows together. Thank you to Mrs Claire Hann-Perkins for all her expertise in putting the pupils through their paces in planning and presenting their segments, and learning how to use radio equipment!

Broadcasting from Radio Preshute ....

NEW! Year 5 - Radio Preshute - Tuesday 3 December 2019

Beatrice, Year 5, reports "Over the past few months, we have been learning about history through the ages. We have been galloping through the Tudors as a highwayman, learning about the harsh punishments from the Victorians, and beheadings in Anglo-Saxon times. Listen to our radio show (above) for more information....".

Year 2 - Radio Preshute - Wednesday 16 October 2019
Year 4 - Radio Preshute - 16 July 2019.
Year 5 - Radio Preshute - 17 July 2019.

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Preshute in the News

Click 'Read more' below for recent news stories.

You will shortly be able to follow us on Twitter too.

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The Preshute Community

Preshute Primary School is very fortunate in having a hard-working, innovative and energetic group of parents, grandparents and members of the local community working with us through the PPSA and Grand Gestures Team to raise funds and beautify the school and grounds.

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Outstanding OFSTED

In December, 2015, Preshute Primary School was graded 'Outstanding' by OFSTED.

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Contact Us

Preshute Church of England Primary School
High Street, Manton, Wiltshire.

01672 512 754

Executive Head Teacher: Mr Neil Baker

Head Teacher: Mrs Claire Hann-Perkins

Deputy Head Teacher and SENCO: Mrs Mary Mundy

Admin officer (Reception and Telephone): Mrs Ange Baldock