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10th October 15

OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS - Ofsted Report 2013 (see link on left)

OUTSTANDING Teaching - Ofsted July 2013

OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS - Ofsted July 2013 (see link on left)

  • We are officially a Children's University (see article below)

Thank you to everyone who came to support our Summer Fayre on Saturday 20th June. The weather was fairly damp, but spirits were high...take a look at the photographs of some of the stalls / events!

Welcome to Asmall Primary School's website.

My name is Mrs Speak and I am the Headteacher.

Please scroll down to find out what is happening this week and to see extracts from our latest newsletter.

 If you would like an appointment to see me or to view the school, please contact the school office on 01695 576654

Mrs Michelle Speak


Sunday 4th October Mayor's Civic Service (Y5/6 dancers to meet at 1.45pm)

Monday 5th October Year 6 Swimming

Thursday 8th October Gymnastics Coach in PE lessons

Thursday 8th October  3.30 - 4.30pm Gymnastics Club

Friday 9th October 3.15pm Football Club


Tuesday 13th October - Individual and Family school photographs

Friday 16th October - Y6 trip to Chapel Art Gallery

Tuesday 20th October HARVEST Gifts

Tuesday 20th October 1.30 -3pm Open Afternoon

Tuesday 20th October 5.30 -7pm Open Evening 

Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October - Half Term

Friday 11th December - Whole school trip to Southport Theatre

Thursday 17th December - Christmas Coffee Morning

Friday 18th December - Finish for Christmas Holidays

Tuesday 5th January - New Term begins

Monday 15th to Friday 19th February - Half Term

Friday 25th and Monday 28th March - Closed for Easter Weekend

Friday 8th April - Spring Term ends

Monday 25th April - New Term begins

Monday 30th May to Monday 6th June - Half Term

Tuesday 5th July - Sports Day (A)

Tuesday 19th July - Sports Day (B)

Friday 22nd July - Finish for Summer Holiday


Mayor's Civic Service - October 2015


Ten of our children were invited to take part in the Mayor's Civic Service, which took place at Ormskirk Parish Church on Sunday 4th October.  They sang and danced to the Reed Collective's My Lighthouse and joined the other schools dancing to Pharrell Williams 'Happy'.  

VERY WELL DONE to Bella, Becky, Charlie, Bethan and Kacey from Year 6, Grace, Niamh, Pamela and Abbie from Year 5 and Rihanna from Year 3.

The Children are The Teachers for the Day

Our children took part in an election with a difference on Thursday - they voted for their favourite lesson taught by teams of pupil teachers.  Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 worked in teams to plan exciting lessons for the younger children.  They visited their classrooms earlier in the week to present their case for their proposed lessons, then the children in each class voted for their favourite team and lesson.  On Friday morning, the winning children from each class became 'teachers'.  We were all AMAZED by the standard of the lessons they taught.  Very well done to:

Joey and Jordan from Year 6 - who orgnaised a minibeast hunt for Year 3!

Rebecca and Kacey from Year 5 - who taught a superb maths lesson about Time to Year 2!

Niamh, Ray and Tina from Year 4 - Year 1 loved their Art lesson!

 Years 5 and 6 - Football League Champions!

12 matches played - 10 wins and 2 draws.  

No goals scored against the team in any match...

Excellent attitude and team work too - Well done!

Photo Gallery

From our latest newsletter - September 2015

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

Welcome to all our new children and families who have joined Asmall this September. We have had lots of excited four year olds who have enjoyed their first days in our reception class—we have all noticed their confidence and enthusiasm and have been impressed by their behaviour too.

Welcome too, to the eleven children who have joined other classes across school. You have all settled in very well—thank you to everyone who has helped make them so welcome.

Our creative curriculum has begun with lots of enrichment activities and some classes are going out and about already - Years 1 and 2 are visiting Manchester Museum on Monday 21st September and Years 3 and 4 spent the day learning about recycling at Global Renewables on Tuesday this week.

The whole school is planning a Princess and Superhero day, with a themed party lunch on Thursday 1st October. If you don't usually have a school lunch and would like to join in (its pizza and burger) please see Miss Nicholson in our school office.

Please see inside for further news and information about the coming term. The back page contains major diary dates for the year - you will find these in more detail on the front page of our website which is updated weekly.  

With best wishes,

Michelle Speak, Headteacher  

Say No To Bullying - Years 3 and 4

On Tuesday 16th October, Years 3 and 4 took part in some anti-bullying workshops in school. Through role play and drama they learned about different forms of bullying, why it is important to tell and how to respond in various situations. They ended the day with a super performance to the rest of school. It was good to see so many parents in school supporting their children today. Thank you to The Friends for funding the day!

Year 3 Cake Sale


Cake Bake Sale Success!


On Thursday 7th November, Year 3 had a cake sale in class, with all money going towards our new sports pitch.  On Wednesday, they worked hard mixing and baking cakes and biscuits and then on Thursday they changed their classroom into a Bakers' Shop, with the Year 3 children manning the stalls.  Altogether, the sale raised just under £100 - WOW!

Well done, and thank you, Year 3!

2015 Safer Internet Day


Safer Internet Drama in Key Stage 2

Children in Key Stage 2 spent the day with Konflux Theatre Group, using role play and drama to learn about the dangers of not using the internet safely.  This tied in with our whole school focus of understanding the importance of protecting personal information and using the internet with supervision.  Parents, along with the rest of the school, enjoyed watching the children perform at the end of the day.  They had clearly learned so much, whilst having lots of fun too!

Some of the key messages for children and parents are:

  • Keep your personal information private and don't share it with anyone you are unsure of
  • Report anything you think might be suspicious or upsetting
  • Think before you click – links may contain hidden dangers
  • Think about comments before you post
  • Don’t meet people who you have only met online
  • If you wouldn’t say it in person…Don’t say it online

Thank you to The Friends of Asmall for funding the cost of the theatre group in school.

Do you know who our School Governors are?

We  have  a  fantastic team of governors who work together with staff to improve standards  at  Asmall.   We  hold  one  full  governors meeting each term, which  all  governors  attend. In  addition,  each  governor  chooses a sub-committee to join, and they meet once a term too  -  to discuss things such   as  premises,   finances,   staffing,   the  curriculum,  standards,  health  and  safety,  the nursery and  after school club.  


Mr J Riley (Chair), Mrs M Speak, Mrs K Daniels, Mrs L Stockton,
Mrs A Barben, Mrs C Hunter, Mr G Pownall, Mrs G Wright, Mr A Yates, Cllr K Wright, Mrs K Kelly, Mrs N Kewley



What an end to the term!  We had a telephone call during Sports Day afternoon to tell us that Ofsted would be carrying out our school inspection the following day.  Our children and staff were fantastic and showed the inspector what a super school we have.  We were graded Outstanding for all areas - Achievement, Teaching, Leadership and Behaviour & Safety, with our Overall Effectiveness graded Outstanding too!  The inspector commented many times on the positive comments by lots of parents - thank you everyone for your continued support for Asmall.

We celebrated in style - ice-creams for all on a very hot day!



 Working happily together to ensure opportunity
and achievement