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St Mary's Church Window
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St Mary's Church
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The Village
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St Mary's Church
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Rushall Primary School News

In the section below, from time to time, articles will be published with news about Rushall Primary School, if you require more information about Rushall Primary School please contact the school office on 01980 630360 or you can visit the school website or look at our Facebook page.

News from Rushall School April 2017.

It has been another busy and exciting term here at Rushall!

We had a SIAMS inspection from the Salisbury Diocese. This focuses on the religious education, Collective Worship, and Christian atmosphere at our school. Following that day of inspection we have been graded as Good by the Diocese!
Our Collective Worship was rated as Outstanding, and this is a tribute to our wonderful staff, Head Teacher, and the Reverend Jennifer Totney - who all work hard at involving the children and bringing them a deeper understanding of faith.

One of the main highlights of this term was our super DT and Engineering week.

On Monday we had a visit from Wessex Water, and they told us all about water purification and lots of their work to help us all have water in our homes. We also started building buggies for our race later in the week.
Tuesday was the day of the plane! Paper planes were made to different designs and were flown in the hall. We investigated why some planes flew much further than others!
On Wednesday we welcomed Isabel the inventor and her friend from the Oxford Centre of Innovation and we helped her figure out why some of her inventions needed extra work! Umbrellas should not be made of tissue paper...
Some of the children visited the Air Ambulance HQ in Devizes that afternoon and learned about their work!
Thursday found a deserted school as everyone had gone on a day trip to the Winchester Science Centre where there is a planetarium and lots of exciting science activities.
Friday morning meant that Airbus staff came along to explain about satellites, there was a dramatic rescue of Old Bear from the attic by parachute , and then the climax of the week as we raced the buggies we had been building!

As if there had not been enough going on that week, we also had a visit from the Ofsted inspector!
He was very interested to see all of the activity going on around the school too.

As a result of the inspection the school was delighted to receive an official Ofsted rating of "Good".
Areas singled out for praise included our use of phonics, our strong school community, and our excellent staff and governors.

Chair of Governors Mrs Sharon Prance was delighted with the Ofsted report and said " We are very proud of our supportive atmosphere here at Rushall, and we are very pleased that this is something Ofsted recognise. Our staff and Head Teacher work very hard to give every child at Rushall a strong sense that they can achieve anything if they try. We also appreciate the support given by parents and Governors, and this was all reflected in our Ofsted rating."

We finished the term by making Easter bonnets with our parents for a parade around the school today, followed by an Easter Service led by Reverend Jennifer.

We are looking forward to yet more exciting events at Rushall School next term!

Rushall School 2015 and 2016

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April 2016

Rushall Church of England Primary School resumed after the Easter holidays on 11 April. The month leading up to Easter had been a busy time, with Reception and Key Stage 1 classes visiting Sevington Victorian School in the first week of March, to experience a little of what life was like for children in the Victorian period. The whole school enjoyed Book Day on 10th March and took the opportunity to dress up as a favourite book character. One of the highlights of the term was Shakespeare Week, in particular the school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The term finished with a pilgrimage by the staff and students to Rushall, Upavon and Charlton Churches, which was a fitting way to prepare for Easter. After school activities continue to thrive at Rushall, including the choir, which began last term and already has a core of strong singers. Rushall School has places available for the 16/17 academic year. Please give the School Office a call on 01980 630360, visit our new and improved website or see our Facebook page for more information.

October 2015

October was a fun and busy month at Rushall School!  On 1 October we invited parents in for an informal parents evening, where parents were able to view the children's work and speak with their teachers.  We were pleased to welcome all those parents who are new to the school this year to a Welcome Service at Rushall Church on 7 October, which was followed on the 13th by the annual Harvest Service.  All the classes have been busy this month; Key Stage 2 particularly enjoyed their day out at the Oakenwood activity centre, where they experienced climbing, mountain biking, puzzle solving and shooting.  Term finished on 21 October, allowing pupils and staff a well-earned break.  We look forward to welcoming you all back on 3 November and seeing as many friends and family as possible at the PTFA Fireworks on 4 November!  Looking ahead, put our Christmas Play in your diary for 7, 8 or 9 December.  See what we've been up to on Facebook or our website (search for Rushall School Wiltshire).  Rushall School has places available for this academic year.  Give the School office a call on 01980 630360 or drop us an email via the website.

September 2015

Rushall School has enjoyed an excellent start to the new academic year. The children have settled in well to their new classes and with their new teachers. We would like to send a particularly warm welcome to the families of those children who have joined Rushall in reception, or higher up the school. We are looking forward to the welcome service on October 7 at Rushall Church and to the Harvest Service on October 13. Do get in touch for more information about these. The School now has a ‘drop and go area’ in the car park for parents who would like to avoid parking in the morning; in the afternoon these can be used as normal spaces. Rushall School has places available for this academic year; please get in touch with the School Office on 01980 630360 if you are interested in a place for your child.

August 2015

The children of Rushall Primary School had a busy and very active few weeks in the run up to the summer holiday! Parents and guardians joined staff and pupils for a day of orienteering in the fields around the school on the 7th of July, which was a good warm up for Sports Day on the afternoon of 9th July. The children ran their hearts out, really getting into the spirit of these two events. The following week saw artistic creativity replacing sporting endeavour, with an open afternoon of songs and poetry performed by the children. The end of the academic year was marked by a leavers’ service and picnic at St Matthew’s Church Rushall, followed by the end of term service at St Mary’s Church Upavon. The staff and governors hope all our pupils and their parents had a peaceful summer break. Rushall School has places available for this academic year. Any parents interested in the School should call the office on 01980 630360 for details or visit the school website or Facebook page.

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