***WELCOME TO SLIP END LOWER SCHOOL***
***Our School Value of the Month is TRUST***
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
For VE day, everyone wore red, white and blue to school and took part in a range of activities to learn about the history of the event.
Below you can view the PowerPoint used in our special VE assembly.
It was wonderful to be able to welcome our German friends from Eitoft to Slip End and Caddington. The children and staff spent 3 days together sharing culture and having lots of fun. In the photograph above you can see the children enjoying a traditional, British fish and chip supper. It will very soon be our turn to visit Germany...we can't wait!
Year 4 Bulb Planting at Woodside Residential HomeOur Year 4 pupils were able to lend a helping hand at Woodside Residential Home by planting an array of plants and bulbs to brighten their garden. The children are looking forward to returning in the summer term to host a garden tea party for the residents.
Voice in a Million
What a wonderful opportunity it was for our school choir to take part in 'Voice in a Million' at Wembley Arena on 11th March 2015. Our pupils sang a range of songs with thousands of other children from around the United Kingdom. It really was a spectacular event. Well done everyone!
Queen's Park Faith Tour
In February 2015, our Year 3 and 4 pupils took part in the Queen's Park Faith Tour where they visited Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Westborne Road Mosque and All Saints Parish Church in Bedford. They enjoyed an inspiring day learning how people from the different faith groups work together to serve their community and exploring the different places of worship.
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!
End of Year Pupil Reports Sample
Please find below links to copies of our newly designed, sample school reports. We welcome your feedback.
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.
Election Day was full of excitement here at Slip End Lower School. Following a visit to school by Ballot Box adjudicator, Mr. Lewzey, the children created their own parties, wrote a manifesto and held a polling event. The 'Sweet Party' won the election.
Chinese Dance Workshop
Our Year 1 and 2 pupils enjoyed learning about the history and tradition of Chinese dancing as part of a special workshop. The morning culminated with the children performing a dragon and a parasol dance to the rest of the school. A truly colourful performance!
St. George's Day
Pupils belonging to uniformed organisations wore their uniforms to school to celebrate St. George's Day. Beaver Leader, Mrs. Allnutt also joined us.
Easter Visit to St. Andrew's Church
The Easter story was once again brought to life this year by Reverend Pullinger and parishoners from St. Andrew's Church. Our pupils enjoyed a mixture of drama, song and craft activities which taught them about the importance of the Easter Festival to Christian people around the world.
World Book Day
Celebrating World Book Day has become a traditional, annual event at Slip End Lower 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 Robin Hood, to name but a few, were all there; it was amazing to see the diverse range of children’s literature represented. Thank you to everyone who provided costumes and helped to make the day so successful.
Year 4 Viking Day
Year 4 had a fantastic day at Caddington Village School in March 2015 building a Viking longboat. Thank you to everyone who made the day such a huge success. Please watch our time lapse video below to see what an amazing day they had.
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
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."
Latest School Calendar Events
- Children return to school01Jun2015
- Reception Parent Meeting12Jun2015
14:00 pm - 15:20 pm
- Sports Day19Jun2015
- Mufti Day (FoSELS Tombola Stall)24Jun2015
- Summer Concert26Jun2015
14:30 pm - 15:20 pm
In the event of extreme weather conditions, please check the Central Bedfordshire SOS system for information on school closures by clicking here.
Year 4 (2013 - 2014) Animations
Year 4 would like to share their amazing animations with you. Grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy!
EYFS Easter Raffle
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Easter raffle which raised a staggering £449.00. This enabled us to buy not just one but two social bikes and we had enough money left over to buy a play rug too. Huge thanks.
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.
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.
We would like to thank the community for helping to raise money for our school by placing shopping tokens in our charity tube at Waitrose. Above you can see our Year 4 School Councillors receiving the cheque in assembly. We would also like to thank FoSELS for organising this March 2015 event.