***Our School Value of the Month is PATIENCE***
A warm welcome to Slip End Lower 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.
Slip End is a caring and nurturing village school with approximately 120 pupils on roll. It holds a special place at the heart of the community and the collective support we receive from parents and villagers is very important to us.
In 2010, Slip End received the Ofsted grading of ‘Outstanding’ and we are still very proud of this achievement today. 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. We are keenly supported by our dedicated Governing Body and through a close working relationship with Caddington Village School. Together, we are ‘Schools in Partnership’ with Mrs Sue Teague as Executive Headteacher.
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
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our Year 4 pupils who came 1st out of 9 schools in the November 2014 inter-school indoor athletics competition.
This is the first time that Slip End has achieved this level of sporting success when competing against other schools and we are extremely proud of our pupils.
Who knows what we will be able to achieve in the future!
Our Year 4 pupils being presented with their medals and certificates in our Celebration Assembly
Children in Need
This year for Children in Need, the School Council decided that they would like everyone to come to school dressed as a Superhero and donate money to the charity.
It was a wonderful, happy day and we enjoyed being able to help others. £120 was raised.
Healthy Schools Status - September 2014
Once again, we are delighted to have been successful in our Central Bedfordshire Healthy Schools Review. Our overall comment reads, "Congratulations. An excellent Review, well done. The evidence you have provided shows that Health and Wellbeing are embedded within the school and the wider community. You have easily maintained your Health in Education Status."
Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent surveys. The information provided is useful for identifying what we do well as a school and will also help to inform our School Improvement Planning. Please click on the link below to view the results.
The Travelling Zoo visits Nursery
What a wonderful experience it was for our Nursery pupils to be able to wonder at the amazing creatures brought to our school. Many of the children enjoyed holding and stroking them; so did the teachers!
We are excited to inform you that from September 2015, Slip End Lower School intends to become a Primary School. Please click on the link, Proposal for Change of Age Phase at Slip End Lower School for more information.
Are we nearly there yet?
One of the highlights of the school year for many is the Christmas nativity play. There is nothing quite like children singing heart-warming Christmas songs dressed as angels, inkeepers, animals and more.
Once again this year our nativity play was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who helped to make it a special occasion. In addition, Imogen's charity reindeer food, the craft club Christmas stall and FoSELS raffle all added to the festive occasion.
Year 4 Carol Singing
The residents of Woodside Residential Home were treated to a special carol singing performance by our Year 4 pupils.
Following the concert, the children talked with the residents and enjoyed delicious penguin biscuits that had been made for them.
In the spring, the children will once again return to Woodside to plant daffodils in the sensory garden that is being created.
On Wednesday 3rd December, family and friends were treated to a memorable evening as our talented singers performed their heart-warming solos to a captivated audience.
The evening ended with a collective performance of traditional British songs such as 'It's a long way to Tipperary'; the audience couldn't help but clap, tap their feet and sing along!
Thank you to Mrs. Brandon and all the children for their hard work and effort. Very wel done!
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for your support following the passing of Mrs. Poulton’s son, Oliver.
Mrs. Poulton and her family would like to extend their thanks to the whole school community for their kind thoughts; she has requested that donations received go towards providing a drumming workshop for the pupils in order to pass on Oliver’s passion for music to a new generation.
Harvest Festival and European Day of Languages
Thank you to everyone who donated gifts of food to our Harvest appeal and to the pupils for their wonderfully decorated scarecrows to accompany the food parcels. I am sure they will put a smile on the faces of all who receive them.
The pupils also dressed in European costume or flag colours and learnt the names of foods from a range of countries; this added an extra dimension to our celebrations this year.
Once again, a wonderful community effort from everyone.
Parking on Rossway
Obstructive and dangerous parking outside school compromises safety for our children and causes frustration for local residents. The nearby Slip End Village Hall car park provides free parking before and after school to alleviate traffic. Please use this facility and do your part to help. Your co-operation is much appreciated.
Latest School Calendar Events
- Last day of half term13Feb2015
- Celebration Assembly13Feb2015
14:45 pm - 15:20 pm
- Half term holiday16Feb2015
- Children return to school23Feb2015
- Stay and Play Session - EYFS25Feb2015
09:00 am - 10:30 am
Teacher Training Opportunities
Please click the link below for details about teacher training opportunities in Bedfordshire.
Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.
When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.
In the event of extreme weather conditions, please check the Central Bedfordshire SOS system for information on school closures by clicking here.
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.
This year so far we have sold Remembrance Day poppies in school, held a 'Be a Hero' Mufti Day for Children in Need and once again filled shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.
Thank you once again to the whole school community for your kindness and support.
Year 4 (2013 - 2014) Animations
Year 4 would like to share their amazing animations with you. Grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy!
FoSELS work tirelessly for Slip End Lower School raising funds to enable pupils to have access to resources and provision that would otherwise be impossible. This year they have organised Quiz Nights, the Summer Fair, after school ice-lollies and much more.
Most recently, a class set of Kurio devices has been purchased by FoSELS through which pupils will be able to access the Flurrish App to help them learn their times tables. Tremendous results have been achieved at Caddington Village School through the use of the app and we look forward to being able to share in that success.
FoSELS are always looking for volunteers to help with events or join the committee. If you are interested then please contact Claire Penny or one of the other committee members. Alternatively contact the school office who will pass on your details.
Hot chocolate after school on Fridays helps to warm us up in the autumnal weather.