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St Andrew's CE Primary School

Making a difference; for good, with each other, everyone, in our community

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Welcome

Welcome to St Andrew's CE Primary School

 

We warmly welcome you to our school community.

We want the children and families who join us to feel part of our school community and to be able to work in partnership with us to support each other by providing a secure start to your child’s education.

 

About us

We are a large primary school serving the parish of St Andrew’s and St Francis with children and families joining our school community from a wide area in Weymouth. Our pre-school, the Mulberry Bush, joined the academy in September 2018. We have 10 classes for 2022-2023. 


You will notice that we use the sea as a theme across the school; all classes are named after a sea creature and the classes are grouped into:

  • Early Years - pre-school and Reception
  • Key Stage 1 (KS1) - three mixed Year 1 and 2 classes
  • Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) - three mixed Year 3 and 4 classes
  • Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) - two Year 5 classes and one Year 6 class

 

We are part of the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust (DSAT). We joined the Trust in the summer of 2017. DSAT is comprised of 23 schools based in Dorset and Wiltshire. We are part of the Bay Hub of schools that includes Beechcroft St Paul’s, St John’s, Beaminster St Mary and we are about to welcome St Nicholas and St Laurence join us. As the Bay Hub we work closely together as a learning community.


Our Philosophy

Our aim is to equip our children with the academic, social and emotional skills to succeed in life. To begin a lifelong desire to learn and improve themselves and the world in which they live.

 

Our belief that every child deserves an excellent education is what motivates us in all we do. We know that children achieve when they are inspired and motivated, and we work hard to create those opportunities which do just that.


Our school vision ‘Making a difference; for good, with each other, everyone, in our community’ emphasises our belief that each and every one of us should aspire to live our lives to the fullest; from the appreciation of the smallest
creation to the highest aspirations we can hold.

Get involved

Friends of St Andrew's

Have you got a child at St. Andrew’s CE Primary School, or are you a member of staff? Then you are a member of the Parent Teacher Association known as FoSA (the Friends of St Andrew's).

 

The PTA exists to support the life and work of the School and is open to all members of the school community.
The Association provides invaluable support to the school through organising many social and fundraising events involving parents and the wider local community.


Money raised provides extra facilities and equipment for the pupils. The PTA identifies long and short-term projects
for its fund-raising and some of their successes are our wonderful MUGA and supporting the updating of our library.
The PTA needs the support of parents to ensure it is able to continue to enrich the lives of children. 

 

Visit the PTA Facebook site: www.facebook.com/standrewsweypta

 

The current chair of the PTA is Laura Hemming

Other roles are held by: 

vacancy: Vice Chair 

vacancy: Treasurer 

vacancy: Secretary

vacancy: Minute Secretary 

Sarah Cutler: Fundraiser

 

We are always looking for new ideas and new people to join us. If you are interested in finding out more about the Friends of St Andrew’s or would like to get involved please email us at pta@standrews.dsat.org.uk 

 

Parent Volunteers

We welcome parents to work alongside the staff in school and such involvement is invaluable for all concerned.


Help can be with regular help with hearing readers, helping to look after our library or gardening plots or to help with trips.


Volunteers are required to complete a simple registration form prior to starting to help in school – these are available from the school office.


All volunteers regularly working in school are required to have checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please speak to the school office about this.

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