On Monday 8 June 2020, the school started a phased re-opening for Year 6 pupils only.
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.
(A full list of newsletters, notifications and updates since lockdown can be found on the Newsletters webpage.)
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)
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
Click here for the term dates for the 2020-2021 school year. TD/Inset Days will be:
Click here for the calendar of events for the 2020-2021 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.
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.
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!!"
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 ....
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....".
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
Head Teacher: Mrs Claire Hann-Perkins
Deputy Head Teacher and SENCO: Mrs Mary Mundy
Admin officer (Reception and Telephone): Mrs Ange Baldock