Home :: CHRIST CHURCH CofE FIRST SCHOOL & NURSERY

Christ Church School and Nursery will remain CLOSED until further notice. (Contrary to rumours, schools in Frome will NOT be open next week.) Please note: our Childcare Hub will be OPEN as usual next week - but this remains limited to (a) the children of key workers (especially NHS staff) and (b) vulnerable children. The UK Government's overall message is: Stay alert. Control the virus. Save lives.

harry potter writing.jpg

Harry Potter at Home.PNG

Harry PotteFan
Visit
 Harry PotteAt Home!

Click here to banish boredom.

 

COVID-19 Annex 1
school closure arrangements

(Updated 8am on 3/4/20)

Click here to read Annex 1.

We have also updated our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy in response to DfE and Somerset County Council advice.
 

Free School Meals Update

(Updated 12pm on 1/4/20)

Please see the Noticeboard on the left of this page.
 

Coronavirus/COVID-19 advice

(Updated 8.15am on 20/3/20)

  • UK Government information for parents and carers
  • Parents/carers, if your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or your work in one of the critical sectors and you cannot keep your child(ren) safe at home let us know
  • Definitions of critical workers and critical sectors
  • Parents/carers, if child(ren) eligible for free school meals (FSM) please let school know if you would like daily FSM 
  • Parents/carers, if you need additional free food parcels contact the school
  • Parents/carers, if you have safeguarding concerns for any child or young adult (whether a Christ Church pupil or not) please contact:
    > Christ Church telephone: 01373 463781
    > Christ Church mobile: 07395 946362
    > Christ Church email: 
    sch.152@educ.somerset.gov.uk 

Post-shutdown learning 

(Updated 10.30am on 18/3/20) 

Visit our new brand new Facebook page (search for “Christ Church Home Learning”) to support children’s learning when school is closed. Please send a friend request to the page so you can be accepted. This is the place to ask any questions about children’s learning.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 advice

(Updated 6pm on 16/3/20)

  • All school and nursery staff - and all children - must stay at home for 14 days if anyone in the home has a continuous cough or a temperature. (The whole household should self-isolate.) Christ Church will automatically authorise all sickness absences for the rest of the term.
  • Continue to maintain high standards of personal hygiene (washing hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds).
  • Do not go to the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or hospital if you or someone in your family becomes unwell. (Call 999 in an emergency.)

Our school’s inclusive
Christian vision

We want Christ Church to be a shining example of Jesus' love and kindness. We are an inclusive Christian learning community where everyone is welcome and valued, and all are inspired to be the best they can be. We want all children to thrive and flourish in every way, developing a love of learning, discovering their unique strengths and talents, and growing in character and confidence so that their light shines brightly for all to see.

 

We are diversity champions!

We are proud that Christ Church has been certified by the equality charity Stonewall (www.stonewall.org.uk) as a “School Champion” in recognition of our ongoing work to promote dignity, diversity, respect and tolerance.

stonewall school diversity champion logo.png

Prejudice and discrimination are wrong and will not be tolerated.
Please work with us to make sure that everyone feels safe, valued
and welcome at Christ Church C of E First School and Nursery. 

Our school's Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy 
and our Anti-Bullying Policy have each received a thumbs up from
Stonewall.

 

This is what Ofsted inspectors say about Christ Church:

 

 

 

“ Parents are very positive about the time children spend in Nursery and in the Reception classes and have great confidence in the care their children receive ... The school’s commitment to keeping pupils safe is exemplary. The headteacher leads by example and all staff are highly vigilant ... The behaviour of pupils is good. The school is orderly and pupils are polite to adults and visitors ... Bullying is very rare and any concerns are quickly and effectively dealt with ... The most able pupils from all backgrounds make good progress ... Support programmes and progress for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are good. ”

Who are we?
Where are we?
What makes us tick?

We are proud of our school and the community it serves. We trust this website gives you a flavour of who we are, what we do and why Christ Church C of E First School really is the friendliest, most nurturing, most exciting, most ambitious first school in Somerset.

Christ Church is a Somerset County Council co-educational day school and nursery for children aged two to nine. Situated in inspiring and spacious school grounds in the south of the market town of Frome, less than ten miles from Longleat Safari Park, Christ Church provides an idyllic environment for children’s early physical, intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

We believe a great school overflows with the sound of cheerful children playing and learning with their friends. Yes, academic standards are important and learning is at the heart of all that we do, and, like other schools, we want every girl and boy to achieve their academic potential. But, at Christ Church, we believe a first class education should value excellent character (being kind, friendly and honest) every bit as much as academic effort (hard work, progress and attainment). Equally importantly: we believe school should be fun.

Click here to read more about what makes our school so awesome.

Click here to read our school Privacy Notice.

  • P1030181.JPG
    Christian values
    At the heart of all we do.
  • P1020278.JPG
    Beautiful environment
    A lovely place to learn.
  • P1020289.JPG
    We believe school should be fun
    Children love it here!
  • school grounds 1.JPG
    Out of school clubs and trips
    Amazing activities for all.
  • P1030175.JPG
    Christian values
    Nurturing curiosity, creativity, ambition and resilience.

Noticeboard

The new normal in schools will look and feel very different from what went before

Letter to parents/carers about plans to reopen the school and nursery on or after 1 June 2020.

A summary of the facts ...

The Government's Stay alert and Control the virus message means social mixing of adults and children at school must be minimised. The Government has said: 

1) Parents do not have to send children back to school and all absences will continue to be authorised until the end of July 2020.
2) Nursery 3- and 4-year-olds, Reception and Year 1 children may begin to attend school from 1st June 2020.
 Please note: at the moment we do not know when Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 children will come back to school but, as soon as we have a date, we will tell you.
3) Schools will have to prioritise social distancing - following the 2m rule. This means children will be in smaller groups of perhaps 10-15 children (rather than in whole classes). To do this we will have to spread children out around the school building. Social distancing will mean many children will not be in their usual classroom or working with their usual adults. (By creating discrete "learning bubbles" of staff and children who will not mix or mingle with other "learning bubbles" on the school premises we are following the strict infection control measures that helped New Zealand to snuff out COVID-19 so quickly.)
4) We will stagger the start and end of the school day so that fewer adult and children are coming in or going out of the school at the same time.
5) We will stagger outdoor playtimes so that groups of children do not mix when they are at school.
6) School staff will be wearing PPE where appropriate. 
To begin with this will be the "new normal" for a while. Some children may find this difficult to get used to. 
7) All children not attending school will be expected to continue their home learning. Packs will continue to be made available every two weeks. Online learning will still be available.

Keeping children safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

We have produced two special policies to help us keep children safe during school closure and reopening:

COVID-19 Annex 1 - is about safeguarding 

COVID-19 Annex 2 - is about pupil behaviour

Christ Church School Nursery

Booking now for September 2020.

Spaces for children in all age groups.

Phone Christ Church for more information about how to apply: 01373 463781

Or click here to find out more about Nursery fees and see our admissions policy and download a booking form.

Letters and Sounds for home and school

All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters, which adds an exciting addition to the lessons. A new phonics lesson is uploaded every day, Monday to Friday. After upload, each lesson is then archived and available to watch at any time. There are three sets of daily lessons to choose from and we suggest your child starts with one set of lessons most suitable to their year group and reading ability. If you’re not sure which lessons your child should watch or your child finds the lessons too difficult, then please contact your child's class teacher. They will be able to recommend which lessons are the most appropriate for your child.

FREE e-Books, e-Magazines and e-Audio available from Somerset Libraries 

Click here to find out more.

Christ Church C of E First School and Nursery says, “Thank you, Frome!" 
B1D0EA26-3D24-4122-8100-47762BF172F3.jpeg

Click here to read about our partnership with Fair Frome to ensure families have enough food.

8D0FF319-969C-4476-8EDF-53F5F9A6FA95.jpeg

These organisations offer help and advice to people suffering domestic abuse:

Domestic Violence Helpline, free and open 24hrs - 0808 2000 247

Domestic Violence Assist, which helps obtain emergency injunctions - 0800 195 8699

View more events

Latest Newsletter and important letters:

Click here to view all Newsletters and letters.
Please visit your child's class page to see class specific letters.

 

FROME TIMES ARTICLE:
Christ Church supports Fair Frome foodbank 

To read the Frome Times (26/3/20) article, click here.

FROME TIMES ARTICLE:
2019 end of year report from Christ Church

To read the Frome Times (2/1/20) article, click here

FROME TIMES ARTICLE:
Christ Church shines brightly for Ofsted inspectors!

To read the Frome Times (7/11/19) article, click here.

To find out more about our October 2019 Ofsted inspection, click here.

Now That's What I Call
Christ Church!

Not every school releases an album of eight original songs but,
with the help of Rocktopus, that is exactly what we have done!

Now That's What I Call Christ Church - CD 2019 front cover.png

Limited edition CD now available for just £9.99 
(£2.50 to school PTFA and £2.50 to Toilet Twinning)

Track titles:

1) Be a Global Neighbour

2) Everyone deserves a place to do their business
(the Toilet Twinning song)

3) I’ll be a good friend

4) Save our world today

5) Come learn with me!

6) Jesus helps us make good choices (the Zacchaeus song)

7) Say thank you! (the Ten Lepers song)

8) We can overcome our fears (the David and Goliath song)

To read the lyrics to all eight songs click here.

To listen to the whole album for FREE just click here.

Copyright @ 2016 Christ Church C of E First School, Frome |