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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
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.
World Cup Mufti Day
Promoting Knowledge of the World and Cultural Diversity was the focus of our whole school World Cup Mufti Day. Pupils came to school dressed in the colours of a team of their choosing and brought in research about a country which they had completed as part of their homework. Pupils then worked in groups to share facts and deepen their research. They then decorated the school with their work.
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. Oliver Twist, Aslan the Lion, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Katie Morag, 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.
Hautbois House (2014)
Year 4 had a wonderful time at their residential trip to Hautbois House in Norfolk. Click the link below to hear what our pupils had to say about their trip.
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.
Cricket Trip to The Oval
Pupils, teachers and parents enjoyed a fantastic trip to watch a cricket game at the Oval on Friday 27th June 2014. The opportunity to watch professional competitive sport and soak up the atmosphere of the cricket ground was inspirational. Thank you to Mr O'Brien and Mr. Burgess for organising this wonderful event.
Stockwood Athletics Trip
Pupils from Years 1 to 4 descended on Stockwood Park's Athletics track to experience what it might be like to train as an athlete and take part in a range of specialised events such as the long jump.
Pupils had opportunities to develop their Math and Writing skills as well as test and improve their own fitness levels.
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!
St. George's Day
Pupils belonging to uniformed organisations wore their uniforms to school to celebrate St. George's Day. Brownie Leader, Mrs. Plummer joined the children for a special assembly where they heard the story of St. George and learnt about the history of Scouting and Guiding.
In February, Eden Food Services hosted a Valentine's Meal for parents and pupils. The hall was decorated by the pupils and everyone enjoyed the delicious meal provided - including specially made heart shaped biscuits!
Sainsbury's Active Kids
We are collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers to help provide P.E. equipment for our school.
Please place all vouchers in the collection box in the Reception area.
Latest School Calendar Events
- Half term holiday27Oct2014
- Children return to school03Nov2014
- Stay and Play Session - EYFS05Nov2014
09:00 am - 10:00 am
- Stay and Play Session - EYFS05Nov2014
14:30 pm - 15:25 pm
- Fireworks Display - at Caddington Village School07Nov2014
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.
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.
Pupils enjoying the recent Egg Hunt organised by FoSELS.
This academic year has seen the Slip End school community support many charities including Samaritan's Purse, Children in Need and Noah. Most recently, thank you to everyone who purchased daffodils to support Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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.