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School Admissions -

We still have spaces available for children to join us in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 5.

 Please contact the school office for more information.

Self Appraisal

Principal focuses for the performance of Leadership Team members during 2018-19 will be to:

  • use innovative and creative responses to manage the significant financial challenges facing schools in 2018-19, and beyond
  • maintain the very highest pupil performance standards across the school, with pupils continuing to achieve at advanced standards, well above the national average, in the end of Key Stage 1 and end of Key Stage 2 tests (May 2018 and going forward)
  • develop whole school strategic understanding of all staff in relation to external validation. Ensure that the school meets all the criteria to be deemed an outstanding school on every measure: overall effectiveness; the quality of teaching, learning and assessment; safeguarding; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for pupils; early years provision
  • Further develop and extend leadership capacity within the organisation
  • continue to raise the standard of pedagogy across the school through ‘cutting edge’ continuing professional development; the ‘showcasing’ of successful practice; the sharing of current research on teaching and learning; lesson analysis study (using filmed sequences) and a comprehensive peer observation programme
  • implement all Key Stage Review recommendations from the four recent reviews that have taken place since November 2017
  • Further develop teaching knowledge and skills in relation to science; the teaching of design and technology; the teaching of geography and the teaching of computing
  • Implement the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), ensuring they become fully established and followed by all staff members.

Appraisal Statement – Autumn Term 2108

All members of the Leadership Team are fully committed to meeting the objectives outlined above. They are involved in delivering a  multi-layered, intensive continuing professional development programme designed to enable our five new teachers to make rapid professional progress. All classteachers have set individual pupil targets for performance in reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling, mathematics and science. Teachers will continue to complete termly assessments of pupils’ attainment in these all of these subjects. These will be thoroughly analysed by the Headteacher at the end of the Autumn Term and at the end of the Spring Term, with each classteacher receiving a comprehensive analysis of pupil standards, pupil progress and whether or not pupils are on track to meet the targets set by the classteacher at the start of the academic year. Particular attention is paid to how well disadvantaged pupils are performing. The allocation of additional support is informed by these ‘data grabs’.  Subject leaders, those with management responsibilities, and others with leadership responsibilities, established additional targets related to the ongoing development of the school. These targets are closely aligned to the current School Improvement Plan (2018-19) and reveal a relentless, ongoing drive for the continuous improvement of our school.

Christmas jumper Day 2021

10 Dec 2021

A big thank you for everyone who got behind Christmas jumper day today and helped raise some much needed money for Save the Children. It was great to see so much festive cheer in school with the child...

Remembrance Sunday

16 Nov 2021

A poignant shot of our wreath layers paying their respects and representing the school at Axminster War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!  

Anti Bullying Week 2021

15 Nov 2021

Great to see so many children and staff wearing odd socks today to kick of Anti-Bullying Week 2021. Across the week, our assembly focus will be anti-bullying and reinforcing the importance of kin...

Armistice Day

11 Nov 2021

A big thank you to our KS2 children who took part in Axminster's Armistice Day remembrance service alongside other local schools. The children laid crosses in the town's garden of remembrance bef...

New Playground Equipment

08 Nov 2021

A big thank you to our PTFA who have worked with our School Council and kindly supplied a range of new play equipment for both our KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. 

Harvest Celebration

20 Oct 2021

On Monday Axminster Community Primary Academy came together to celebrate Harvest with all donations this year going to the local food bank. Years 5 and 6 kicked things off with a beauti...

Forest School Area Community Day

18 Oct 2021

A huge thank you to every who gave up their time over the weekend to tidy and revamp our forest school area. The hard work has made a massive difference as we work towards developing our outdoor space...

Squid Game - Safeguarding Update

14 Oct 2021

We have had several KS2 children at school mention, quote and re-enact aspects of Netflix’s most recent viral show, Squid Game. We are concerned that children at school are watching this as...

Axminster Heritage Centre Visit

08 Oct 2021

This week, our KS1 children visited Axminster Heritage Centre as part of their local history work. Whilst they were there the children found out about the town's rich carpet making history and how dif...

Parent Forums

24 Sep 2021

Having held the first Governing Body meeting of the year this week we have planned a couple of parent forums on Monday 11th October. These will take place in the school hall at 9m and 6:30pm with refr...