***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.

Amanda Howes  

Head of School


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!


Thank you!

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.


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!

Primary Status

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.


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.


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.


Sporting Success!

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

Computing Workshop28Apr2015

15:30 pm - 16:30 pm

Bank Holiday04May2015

Quiz Night (FoSELS)09May2015

19:00 pm - 22:30 pm

Last day of half term22May2015

Celebration Assembly22May2015

14:45 pm - 15:20 pm

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Year 4 (2013 - 2014) Animations

Year 4 would like to share their amazing animations with you.  Grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy!


Charitable Giving


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.