Amport Church of England (Aided) Primary School is a popular rural school situated in the parish of Amport in north-west Hampshire, about 4 miles south-west of Andover. The school is situated across the road from the village green which is used as its playing and sports field. It is within easy walking distance of the village church which is used regularly for services and events.
The school has an amazing history having first opened its doors over 200 years ago in 1815. The school was originally set up to provide education to children of the parish. Endowed as a Church of England school, it now provides education to children of Christian faith, of other faith and of no faith. Many of our children live in the villages of Amport, Monxton, East Cholderton and Quarley and the surrounding area, although the school attracts just as many children from outside the designated catchment area. As a small school, we find it is easy to get to know every child and their family. Children will often join us mid- year, especially those of forces families. We make a special effort to help newcomers to feel included and become part of our school family.
Through our core Christian values of Truth, Trust, Forgiveness and Love, we aim to build a happy community in which:
Pupils flourish through inspirational and aspirational learning experiences, whatever their starting point
Everyone is valued for who they are and is able to make a new start each day
We make a difference to the lives of each other, knowing we are loved by God
The children, staff, parents and governors of Amport School have agreed our core Christian values of Truth, Trust, Forgiveness and Love. Our vision is underpinned by our spirituality and by these core Christian values. The ethos of the school, our curriculum, policies and practice, and all that we put into place for our community, grow from these roots. As a Church of England school, we welcome children and families of Christian faith, of other faiths and of no faith. We explore our understanding of the Christian faith through examining Christian values. Ultimately, we try to live our days through these values.
We have high expectations of our children, of their academic attainment and effort, behaviour and attitude. Children know they come here to learn. We encourage children to talk about what puzzles them; to deepen their thinking; to reason; to ask big questions; to build upon the thoughts of others and to challenge. Staff and children work hard and are supported by parents in all we do and achieve together. We are proud of our school and all who grow here; we see our school as a positive, productive, inclusive, calm learning environment where we try to live out our core Christian values every day.
Parents, Governors, the Church and the Community
The support of parents is highly valued and very welcome. Regular parent consultation sessions are held, plus curriculum evenings to provide information to parents. The school has an extremely active Parent Teacher Association who raise amazing amounts of money through a variety of activities. Their funding has allowed the school to bid for further monies to support significant capital projects. As such, we enjoy a modern, purposeful interior within a traditional, listed exterior.
Members of the Governing Body are extremely committed and supportive, often helping in the classroom, and take a close interest in all aspects of the school. Please take a look at the Governors' page to find membership details and some personal testimonials.
The school has a very good reputation in the local community and beyond. The relationship with the local church is particularly strong with the parish clergy coming in to school regularly to take Collective Worship. Throughout the year, there are many visits to the church for special services, festivals and support with the RE curriculum. We have an excellent relationship with the padres at Amport House and are fortunate to be invited to join them for services and celebrations, to explore their magnificent gardens and to host events occasionally throughout the year.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that it will give you a flavour of what our school offers. Please do make an appointment to visit the school if you would like to know more about us. If you are looking to apply for a place for your child, please look at our admissions policy and contact the office for more information. We would be delighted to meet you and your family.
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