***Welcome to the Slip End Village School website.***
***Our School Value of the Month is RESPONSIBILITY***
A warm welcome to Slip End Village School’s website. We hope that you find the information on these pages useful and discover what makes Slip End a unique place where children are able to learn, grow and flourish.
From September 2015, Slip End Village School gained primary status, taking its first Year 5 intake; from September 2016 we also welcomed our first Year 6 pupils.
Along with Caddington Village School, we form the 'Caddington and Slip End Area Alliance'. As federated schools, we are keenly supported by a joint GovernIng Body, with Sue Teague as the Executive Headteacher. We are very proud of the relationship we have formed and enjoy working closely together.
In 2010, Slip End received the Ofsted grading of ‘Outstanding’ and we are still very proud of this achievement today. Our values and ethos are underpinned by the three key principles that form the vision for our school: To inspire everyone to reach their potential; to learn and live by positive values and to be a school at the heart of the community. At Slip End, children can expect to learn in a safe, happy environment where through the school's bespoke 'SELF' initiative they can become independent and resilient learners through developing their self-awareness, self-esteem, self-control, self-motivation, self-sufficiency and self-reflection.
Our pupils display an infectious enthusiasm for learning and their cheerfulness, friendly manner and excellent behaviour make them a joy to teach. Staff at Slip End are hard-working and passionate about helping children to achieve their potential; the collective support that we receive from the whole school community is also very important to us.
We would be delighted to share more of our school’s life and learning with you so please consider arranging a visit to come and see us. You would be more than welcome.
Head of School
The Slip End school community supports many charities throughout the year. Through doing so, pupils gain an awareness of the needs of others and learn the skills of good citizenship.
We collect donations for Remembrance Day poppies, hold Mufti Days for Children in Need and fill shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.
In addition, our Harvest Festival helps to provide food parcels for local residents and for Shelter. Our Year 6 pupils help to pack and deliver the food parcels which are always warmly received.
We would like to thank the whole school community for their kindness and generosity.
'Shakespeare Rocks' was our Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils' summer production. The children wowed their audiences with their confidence and humour and the curriculum was enhanced greatly through the teaching and learning of the life and works of the Great Bard.
As well as performing to family, friends and Governors, Year 5 and 6 pupils from Caddington Village School came to Slip End to watch the performance; they were a true quality audience and it was yet another wonderful opportunity for pupils to forge friendships with pupils across the Federation; pupils they may one day be at high school with.
A huge well done to everyone involved in the production; you really excelled yourselves and did Slip End proud.
Together, Caddington, Slip End and Grundschule in Eitorf form a warm, collaborative partnership. Each year, Year 4 pupils from Germany visit us here in England and we in turn visit their school in Germany. Through taking part in lessons, visiting places in the locality and socialising, pupils build confidence in communicating with children from a different country and are able to experience the cultural differences that make us unique. To be able to provide this wonderful opportunity for our pupils is something that we are all very proud of.
World Book Day
Celebrating World Book Day has become a traditional, annual event at Slip End Village School; this year was no exception!
Everyone in the school, pupils and staff, dressed up as famous book characters for the day. Mary Poppins, The Cat in the Hat and Red Riding Hood, to name but a few, were all there; it was amazing to see the diverse range of children’s literature represented. Teachers and children swapped classrooms to read to each other and it was heartwarming to see our older pupils pair read with the younger ones.
Thank you to everyone who provided costumes and helped to make the day so successful.
Latest School Calendar Events
- Half Term Holiday24Oct2016
- Inset Day31Oct2016
- Firework Display04Nov2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Caddington Village School
- Remembrance Day - Children in uniformed organisations may wear their uniform to school11Nov2016
- Children in Need Mufti Day18Nov2016
- Computing Parent Workshop24Nov2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In the event of extreme weather conditions, please check the Central Bedfordshire SOS system for information on school closures by clicking here.
In October 2016 our school kitchen received an unannounced inspection visit from the Environmental Health Officer.
We are delighted to inform you that we were awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of '5' which is the highest possible grading. A huge well done to Hobbs and everyone involved.