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 teacher 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 teacher. 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.
Neil Baker, Head Teacher
Peter McGuigan, Chair of Governors
Please note that the early May bank holiday for 2020 has moved from Monday 4 May 2020 to Friday 8 May 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Please make sure you put your empty crisp packets into the special crisp recycling boxes at school. They will be sent off to Terracycle for recycling. If each of our (approximately) 200 pupils eats only one bag of crisps each week for a year, that's a staggering 10,000 empty crisp packets that we can avoid going into landfill. Thank you to all of you who are already embracing this pupil-let "green" initiative.
On Tuesday Year 6 are having their leavers' service at St George's Church.
Year 6 parents are invited to the service and should arrive at the church for a 1:30pm start. Please
could we ask you avoid driving down Prshute Lane any time after 1pm as this will slow up the pupils who are walking down to the service.
All the Juniors will be walking down and then back to school for normal pick up time. As the service doesn't finish until 2.30 pm could you please not book your children onto the bus on this day. Also, if any Year 6 parents are planning to take siblings home from the church could you please inform their class teacher beforehand?
We need some helpers to walk down and back from the church please. Helpers will need to be in school by 12.45pm. Please email the office if you can help.
Yesterday all year groups were taught first aid by Worsley Training. The sessions, geared towards each particular age group, included CPR, dealing with choking and bleeding, and dialing for emergency assistance. Thank you to the PPSA for funding this event and for providing our pupils with such an important life skill.
Year 4 and Year 5 have been learning about preparing scripts and presenting on radio. Deputy Head of Christ Church Primary School, Mrs Claire Hann-Perkins, kindly brought over her school's radio equipment and took both classes through their paces. The pupils worked fantastically well. To hear the latest reports from "Radio Preshute", click on the links below or go to the class page for Year 4 and Year 5.
Well done to all of our Year 6 pupils for your fantastic performances of "Pirates of the Curry Bean" earlier this week. Thank you to Mrs Kennedy for all your hard work organising the play.
To all of you who have volunteered in school over the past year - whether with reading, testing times tables, accompanying children to and from events, tidying and organising the library, classrooms, and school grounds, and helping with fundraising events - the staff and pupils of Preshute would like to thank you all. We hope you enjoyed the tea party on Wednesday, organised by Year 6, by way of a thank you.
Thank you to the PPSA for a super summer fayre at the start of Sports Week last week. Complete with circus entertainment, performances by MAD and events organised by the class reps, it was a lovely end to a sunny Sports Day. Thank you to all those who set up, took down, baked cakes and organised class stalls.
Well done to all our pupils who took part in our Summer Music Concert last month in the Theatre on the Hill at St John's School. You sang and played beautifully. Thank you to all our music teachers and to TAs Mrs Child and Mrs Kennedy for their hard work in organising such an enjoyable event.
Now that we have had new netball posts erected, Mrs Montague has kindly agreed to run netball club for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils on Thursdays after school until 18 July. Please email the office if your child is interested. We are hoping to arrange a friendly match with another local primary school soon.
Please use the ‘Form’ on ParentMail to register your interest ASAP (or email the office). Once we know those attending a club, we will set up payment on ParentMail. (Payment can also be made by cheque – payable to ‘Preshute Primary School- School Fund’ - or cash). Payment may be made in 2 instalments if desired (when paying via ParentMail you can adjust the amount paying).
ALL CLUBS HAVE RESTRICTED NUMBERS, SO WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. CLUBS WILL NOT BE VIABLE TO RUN IF TOO FEW PARTICIPANTS, SO PLEASE BOOK ASAP IF INTERESTED.
Tennis (Y2, 3, 4 &5) 3.15 - 4.15pm run by Joe Revelle, Marlborough Tennis Club (up to 15/7 – 8 weeks. No club 6/5,1/7 & 8/7) £28
Football (Y3,4,5 &6) 3.15 – 4.15pm run by Swindon Town FC (up to 16/7) book direct:
Multi-Skills/ Athletics (Y1 & 2) 3.15 – 4.15pm
run by Innov8 (up to 17/7) £42
French (Y6) 3.15 - 4.15pm run by Saleha Pinhorn – see separate letter*
We are hoping to run a Street Hockey club, run by Swindon Wildcats (Y3-6) – however, they can’t do Term 5 but MAY be able to do Term 6 (starting 6/6). Please indicate interest if it were to take place.
Football (Y1, 2 & 3) 3.15 – 4.15pm run by
Swindon Town FC (up to 19/7) book direct:
As the days are now (hopefully) getting sunnier and warmer, please make sure your child applies sunscreen before school, and brings a refillable drinks bottle and suitable sunhat!
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.
Preshute Church of England Primary School
High Street, Manton, Wiltshire.
01672 512 754
Interim head teacher: Mr Neil Baker
Deputy head teacher and SENCO: Mrs Mary Mundy
Admin officer (Reception and Telephone): Mrs Ange Baldock