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19th April 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)

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

 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!



Wednesday 22nd April 10amToddlers in School Hall - all welcome

Wednesday 22nd April 1pm Brass Lesson (Years 5/6)

Wednesday 22nd April 3.15pm Maths Club (Y6)

Thursday 23rd April Sports Coach in School all day - tennis session with each class

Thursday 23rd April  3.30 - 4.30pm Tennis Club (Y3 and 4)

Friday 24th March 3.15 - 4.15pm Football Club (Y1&2)

Friday 24th March 3.14 - 4.15 Tag Rugby Club



Wednesdays is Club Night...


Wednesday 3rd June School opens after half term

Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th June Years 5 and 6 Hothersall Lodge residential trip

Tuesday 7th July Sports Day (A)

Friday 10th July 9.30 -11am Open Morning

Friday 17th July Nursery Graduation

Tuesday 21st July Sports Day (B)

Wednesday 22nd July Leavers' trip

Thursday 23rd July 2pm Leavers' Assembly

Friday 24th July INSET Day


Photo Gallery

From this month's newsletter

Dear Parents and Friends

January has been a very busy month at Asmall. With all classes beginning their topics and preparations for Young Voices well under way. We welcome two new Associate Teachers, who have joined us for the Spring Term. Miss Claire McEvoy is working with our Reception children whilst Miss Rachel Plunkett has joined the Year 2 team. They have already begun an After School Club for our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children - they all enjoyed the new ‘Movers and Shakers’ club this week.

Our School Council has had lots of hard work to do too. They were proud to be involved in our Deputy Head Recruitment, even devising questions in preparation for holding their own interviews with each candidate. I am pleased to share the good news that Mr David Palmen, has been appointed by the Governors as the new Deputy Headteacher at Asmall. Mr Palmen is our Year 6 teacher and is currently our Senior Teacher in school. He is looking forward to taking on his new responsibilities. I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Mr Palmen and wishing him well in his new role.

On Friday at 2.45pm our Year 2 children will be doing their assembly. Parents are invited to come along to support their children. Please come in through the main entrance - doors open just after 2.30pm. Some of our children have asked if they could have a non-uniform day to support Cancer Research on Wednesday 4th February. Bethan (Y5), Holly (Y5) and Faye (Y6) have sent a separate letter regarding this.

Please see the reverse of this newsletter for important dates in the coming months. These along with weekly activities are available on our website and are regularly updated.

With best wishes,

Michelle Speak, Headteacher



The children are really enjoying their Spanish lessons in school, particularly so since we bought a new ICT program called Babelzone.  You can log in to the website from home, either by clicking the link from the school website or via 


For user names and passwords please ask at the school office!





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!

Safer Internet Day 2015


Children in Years 3 and 4 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, Miss L Shaw,
Mrs A Barben, Mrs C Hunter, Mr G Pownall, Mrs G Wright, Mr A Yates, Mr G Oliver, Mr 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