Cultural Writing Competition
This year Old Sarum Primary School entered the cultural writing competition as part of the Wiltshire and Swindon School Games. The children were asked to write 150 words about 'What Sport Means To Me'. As a school we were very proud to have so many children take part and enjoyed celebrating the success of our winner and runner up who recieved their prize during a school assembly. Congratulations to both.
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M and M visiting theatre company
On Friday 23rd March we were extremely lucky to have a visiting theatre company performing Pinocchio for our school. It was a fantastic performance with music, dancing and lots of laughs! We also had some special guests dancing in the performance which you can see in the video below!
Old Sarum Primary School Book Day
We had a great book day, celebrating books we love and dressing as our favourite characters. The day was full of dragon adventures, with a visit from the author and illustrator M.P Robertson who told us all about his books, showed a video of his pet dragon and showed artifacts from his top secret dragon collection!
Throughout the day Mark Robertson taught children in years One to Six how to draw amazing dragons! He also spent time in Reception reading some of his fantastic stories.
Some of us found a nest with dragons eggs and later in the day they hatched! We saw on a video clip that showed us dragons had been flying around the classroom at lunch time!
Other children invented their own unusual pets and wrote character descriptions, some wrote stories about dragons and others fact files about them. A great day and fantastic learning was had by all!
We recently worked with David Bowers from Mosaic Madness to create two beautiful artworks, one for the entrance of our school and one for our new Key Stage Two building. All the children in the school had a chance to help with the designing and making of the mosaics. Thank you to our great PTA for funding the project!
Welcome to the Old Sarum Primary School website.
On behalf of our staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to our happy community school.
We are dedicated to giving every child the highest standard of education possible.
‘Emotional Literacy’ is at the heart of our school’s ethos. We believe all children should feel happy, valued and secure. This will pave the way for their success as lifelong learners and ensure good standards of behaviour and achievement.
All members of the school share a real sense of unity and commitment to serve our growing community and welcome opportunities to work with other groups from within it. We are very proud of all we have achieved in our first five years.
Mr John Jones BA (Hons) PGCE. MSc. NPQH
Latest School Events
- Y3 swimming lesson22Jun2018
10:45 am - 11:15 am @ Durrington Leisure Centre
- Y4 Quad Kids event for selected pupils22Jun2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ St Edmunds School
- Y5 Maths Workshop27Jun2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ South Wilts Grammar School
- Y6 trip to Chalke Valley Festival28Jun2018
10:15 am - 2:45 pm @ Chalke Valley
- Y3 swimming lesson29Jun2018
10:45 am - 11:15 am @ Durrington Leisure Centre
Old Sarum Primary School News
- Telephone Issues
We are currently experienceing problems with our phone system.
- Weather Forecast for 1st and 2nd March 2018
Please note the details below regarding the current forecast for severe weather.
- Open mornings for new Reception children starting school in September 2018
Tuesday 3rd October 10.30am – 11.30am Wednesday 4th October 10.30am – 11.30am Tuesday 14th November 10.30am – 11.30am Wednesday 15th November 10.30am – 11.30am
- Magical Maths
Magical Maths invite you to join our secret club!
- Kiddi Galore Breakfast and After School Club
Exciting plans ahead! Come and meet the Kiddi Galore staff!
Official opening of the new building - January 2018
Old Sarum Primary School is delighted to announce that it held the official opening of its new building on Monday 29th January 2018. The building is part of a major £2.6m expansion project which will allow the school to double in size to 420 pupils. The two-storey, steel-framed building provides eight new classrooms, a studio and a technology room. A new drop-off zone at the south end of the school has also been constructed which will ease some of the traffic issues around the school.
Staff, governors and pupils from the school were joined by our special guest Dr Phil Harding (of Time Team fame) who also opened the original building in 2011, representatives from many of the companies that helped us to create our wonderful extension, Wiltshire Counsellors and officers and other members of our local community. It was a lovely event that has marked a special time for the school. Old Sarum was inspected in the autumn term and was judged by Ofsted as remaining a good school. This extension will enable the school to widen its curriculum and extend pupils' learning. ’