Welcome to Ann Edwards C of E Primary School
Learning and achieving in a caring community
“Do to others what you would want them to do to you.” – Matthew 7:12
Our special chosen Bible story is the Parable of The Good Samaritan.
Welcome to the website for Ann Edwards Church of England Primary School. We are situated in extensive grounds in the village of South Cerney, in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold Water Park and close to the historic town of Cirencester.
I am very proud of our vibrant, child-centred and inclusive school. I hope you find our website a useful source of information about our school’s values, organisation and curriculum. You can also access all of the latest newsletters and check out diary dates on our calendar. Please also look below to find our virtual school tour.
We are a Voluntary Controlled Church of England Primary School that caters for boys and girls aged 4 to 11. We have approximately 240 children on roll, in nine classes.
We have a modern, well equipped building set in pleasant landscaped grounds. We have set up a range of learning spaces to fully cater for our broad and engaging curriculum and to meet children’s individual needs, including: a designated music room, our ‘safe space’ sensory room to offer a quiet area for those times children can be a little unsettled, a new room for our three ELSAs (emotional literacy support assistants), a nurture room, outdoor classroom, forest school area and a family room.
Our curriculum extends beyond the National Curriculum to nurture our children, install secure values, stoke their curiosity, aid their spiritual growth and enable them to serve as responsible 21st century citizens. We have two trained Forest School leaders on the staff, our staff are undertaking whole-staff Trauma-Informed School training and all teachers are working towards their Level 1 Philosophy For Children qualification.
Strong links are maintained with the communities we serve and with the local church, All Hallows. Our Christian ethos provides a spiritual and moral context that helps children to grow into thinking, caring people.
Children come to our school from South Cerney, Cerney Wick, Somerford Keynes, and other neighbouring villages. We also take children from the 29th Regiment RLC and Four Acres Caravan Park. Our main feeder playgroups are South Cerney Playgroup and the Duke of Gloucester Playgroup.
In our parent/carer survey in July 2021, 100% of responders said that they would recommend our school to another parent.
We work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that children make the very best of their time at Ann Edwards School, so that they look back on their primary schooldays with pleasure.
‘Childhood is for life’, Floella Benhamin
|“A greater proportion of pupils than the national average achieved the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of key stage 2 in 2017.”
Ofsted Report 2018
|“Leaders at Ann Edwards keep a watchful eye on pupils’ learning and welfare needs. They use this information to deploy resources effectively. Staff provide timely and tailored extra help both academically and emotionally.”
Ofsted Report 2018
|“Christian values make a difference to the quality of relationships throughout the school community and underpin the care and nurture given to meet the needs of all children”
SIAMS Report 2016