Welcome to St Andrews CE School, part of the Village Schools Federation.
I am proud to be the Executive Headteacher of a group of 5 village schools who had the vision to join together in January 2018 to sustain the fantastic opportunities for educating young children that small village schools can offer. We have class sizes of maximum 20 in each year group which allows for individualised teaching and learning, and a high adult: pupil ratio. I attended a village primary school and loved it and have carried with me a passion for the opportunities small schools offer, the community spirit and support and the outstanding, innovative provision. I have been involved with 3 of the schools prior to my role as Executive Headteacher being the SENDCo and Deputy of the Stoke Goldington and North Crawley federation for 7 years and the Headteacher of Newton Blossomville. As head of Newton Blossomville it was clear that there was so much expertise and experience in the schools that the way forward was collaboration, and here we are 2 years later, a federation of schools that share one Governing Board, senior leadership team, and the same ethos and vision, to ‘Inspire Learners and Grow Together’. Our vision is ‘to be the best that we can be’, to dream big and aim high and that we are best working in unity. By inspiring learners, we growing together with high aspirations for all, so adults and children can flourish in nurturing communities throughout their lives.
The children in our schools have the best teachers who offer exciting learning opportunities, children have a voice and are heard and develop a depth of compassion, confidence, resilience and determination. Parents feel supported and our schools are at the heart of the communities. Parents say ‘we couldn’t have chosen a better school’, ‘my child is so excited they skip in every day’, ‘the learning is outstanding’, Ofsted and the Oxford Diocese agree, just read the reports!
If you are looking for small class sizes, a place where your child is valued and at the heart of their education, where you are a part of a nurturing, supportive community, where the education opportunities INSPIRE, are exciting and engaging, enriching and remembered, come and visit. If you are already here, enjoy!
Executive Headteacher, Village Schools Federation