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25th April 17

Nursery and After School Club: OUTSTANDING in all areas: Jan 2016

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

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



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

School Diary Dates


This Week


Mon 6th March      1pm          Swimming Lessons

Mon 6th March      3.15pm     Badminton Club

Tues 7th March     Trip to Knowsley Safari Park(Y1/2)

Tues 7th March     3.15pm      Art Club (Year 6)

Tues 7th March     3.15pm      Tennis Club (Years 3/4)

Tues 7th March     3.15pm      Disco Dodgeball (Teamtheme) Y1/2

Weds 8th March   3.15pm      Disco Dodgeball (Teamtheme) Y3-6

Thurs 9th March   3.15pm      Athletics Club (Year 1)

Thurs 9th March   3.15pm      Art Club (Year 5)

Fri 10th March      3.15pm      Football Club (Years 3/4)



Easter Holidays

Monday 3rd - Monday 17th April 2017

Tuesday 18th April Return to School





Roald Dahl Day - September 2016



It is 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and so we took the opportunity to celebrate this by dressing up as characters from some of his books.  As usual, the children put a great amount of thought and effort into their costumes and the whole school enjoyed a celebration assembly with a difference – we had a parade of Roald Dahl characters from each class.  All the adults joined in the fun too…we became Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas!

The rest of the day was spent doing fun activities related to Roald Dahl’s books and we all had a party lunch together with James and the Giant Pizza and Mr Fox’s Fish Fingers,  followed by Oompa Loompa Biscuits and George’s Marvellous Medicine Milkshake.  See Special Events 2016 for more photographs

Afternoon Tea - July 2016


Help for Heroes - Well done Charlie!

Well done to Charlie and Year 6 for organising an Afternoon Tea Party!  They baked cakes and made a selection of sandwiches, which they served to their guests. Altogether, over £230 was raised for Help for Heroes.

Attendance Winners


Well done to the children in Reception Class, who are this term's Attendance Certificate winners.  They have the most weeks with 100% attendance!

Sports Day 2016


We had a fantastic Sports Day on Tuesday 5th July.  

Look at our Special Events page for more photographs!



Our on-site Nursery and Before/After School Club were visited by OFSTED in January.  We are very pleased to share the good news that they were rated OUTSTANDING in every area!

Please see the link on the left hand side to view the full report.

World Book Day - March 2016


We had a fantastic World Book Day in school this year.  There were some super costumes!

Letter from the School's Minister - November 2015


The school received a letter from the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb in November.  This was because 95% of Year 1 met or exceeded the standard for the Phonics Screening Check in 2015 – this is 18% above the national average and within the top 5% of the country.

In his letter, the Minister wrote, “I am writing to convey my warmest congratulations to you, your staff and your pupils for the very high standard in achievement in the 2015 phonics screening check.  We want to ensure that every child develops a firm grasp of phonics which is why I am so delighted to see your results.” 

He continued, “Thank you for your work in this vital area of a child’s early education and congratulations again to you and your staff for your hard work and professionalism.”


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

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,  Mr K Pragnell, 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