Our Christian Vision

We are driven by our deep rooted Christian commitment to the children’s well-being and education. We want to develop a safe and exciting environment where all God’s children flourish through opportunities and collaboration in a nurturing environment to become lifelong learners.

Covid-19 Information

Children will continue to be taught in ‘bubbles’ and will not mix with other bubbles to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Our bubbles are our classes.

Our drop off and pick up times will be staggered. The staggered times gives us a chance to get the children on site, in their classrooms/out of their classrooms and off site, whilst avoiding direct contact with other

For this reason, we ask that you help us by sticking to your child’s allotted time slot and helping the start and end of the day to run as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Please note, with the exception of Year R children for the first two weeks, we ask that parents do not enter the main gate, and children are dropped off and picked up at the gate. We will have staff on hand to supervise and take care of the children and they will be taken straight into their classrooms.

We recognise that for working parents and parents with more than one child in school, the staggered starts are tricky. Therefore, we have timetabled in a flexible ‘holding time.’ This is supervised time in class, but it does not count as part of the statutory teaching hours. Holding time starts from 8.30 am. Children needing holding time will only be allowed through the gate with every staggered start wave, as the gate will be open and closed after every class has entered, to enable us to monitor the flow of children carefully.

For example, a parent with a year 1 child and a year 5 child may wish to do the following; when they drop off the year 1 child, the year 5 child can also enter at 8.45 when the gates open for this class and go straight to their own class for ‘holding time’, and wait for the year 5 teaching day to officially start at 9.15. Equally, at the end of the day, holding time will be available to those siblings who need it, ie. When collecting a Year 1 child who finishes at 3.00 and a Year 5 child who finishes at 3.30, we are able to hold the Year 1 child in their own class until 3.30. Children who do not need holding time will not miss out on any teaching and learning.

If your child arrives on site 15 minutes after the time their teaching day has started, they will be marked as late in the usual way. We have always recorded latecomers in this way.

We are introducing an online booking system (the same system that we use for booking Parents Evening appointments and extra-curricular clubs) places must be booked for the whole term. This is to enable us to plan carefully for our provision and we will let you know when the booking system goes live.

If any child or adult in school displays Covid symptoms, as per the government guidelines, they will be isolated immediately and we will phone home so they can be collected. That person will need to be tested. If the test is negative they will be able to return to school. If the test is positive, they will need to self-isolate for 7 days. We will also be forced to close their bubble for 14 days.
In the case of a bubble being closed we will inform parents and send all children and adults home. The teachers of those bubbles will then revert to home learning from the next school day.

In order for us to meet the guidelines, we have also found it necessary to restrict parents on site. We understand this is not ideal and we hope you will continue to feel able to contact us and approach us if you need to discuss anything about your child. Therefore the following apply –

Parent meetings can be made by appointment but 24 hours’ notice must be given

Meetings to happen in open spaces where possible

No parents on site without an appointment. If possible appointments with members of staff will be via phone call. Please call or email the main school to arrange. Where possible, there will not be any adhoc or face to face meetings at the current time.

We are clear about the measures that need to be in place to create safer environments in school to minimise any risks from coronavirus.

You can view our Covid-19 Risk Assessment here:

Risk Assessment

If you want to know more about our school, please take a good look around our website where you can find lots of information about our school. You can scroll through this page and then use the navigation at the top of this page for even more information.

One of the best ways to get a feel for what our school is like is to look through our newsfeed below. Here you will find just a taste of what it is like to be a pupil at Adisham CE Primary School. Click on the ‘Load more’ button to view even more examples.

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School Tour

Take a look around our school!

Clear Christian Vision

Adisham CE Primary School is part of The Stour Academy Trust which has a clear Christian Vision for its church schools.

God’s children together on a journey to excellence creating equal opportunities for all.

“For the body is not one member, but many.” – 1 Corinthians 12:14.

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Presentation for children starting in September 2021

Our traditional open morning/evening would have included a presentation to parents, where we would share information about what our school can offer your child.

With only limited visits to the school site this year, instead you can view our presentation that will give you the same information.

Teaching Phonics

Take a look at how we teach phonics in Reception!

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An Engaging Curriculum

Within carefully selected topics, our children make meaningful links between Art, Music, History, Geography, Design Technology, English, Mathematics and Science.

They are helped to understand how these subjects bring a deeper understanding to their lives, other people and the world. 

Children are given the opportunity to attend numerous educational visits linked to their topic and are regularly visited by a variety of interesting professional who give talks or provide exciting workshops.

Wrap Around Care

We recognise the importance of providing childcare options to assist working parents.

Adisham CE Primary School is open from 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

As well as our Breakfast Club and After School Club, we offer a range of free Extra-Curricular Clubs every term that children can take part in after school.

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Engaging and rich EYFS experiences

Our children are excited and motivated to engage in rich and challenging experiences, both inside and outside of their classroom. We have high ambitions for all of our children, with staff planning carefully to meet each child’s needs and stage of development, ensuring our children get off to a great start in their education. Child initiated play based learning is at the heart of our practice. where we carefully plan for opportunities, activities and experiences that develop all of our children into independent, resilient and confident learners.

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Joining our EYFS

Take a look at the video we made for our EYFS children and parents who started with us this September.

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

We have likened ourselves to this parable, how when the children start school they are small, like a grain of mustard seed, yet under the blanket of a good Christian upbringing, the children grow and flourish into the great achievers that they become.

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.”

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Take a look back at last year

It was a memorable year for all children, parents and staff at schools in The Stour Academy Trust.