Welcome to St Kenelm's CE Primary School
I would like to offer you a warm welcome to St. Kenelm's CE Primary School. We are a one class per year village school with strong links to the local community, situated in a beautiful, rural setting.
Ours is a happy school with a family atmosphere where everyone is known, understood and cared for. We believe that building high self-esteem and confidence is the key to success in order that each individual can achieve their potential. We aim to develop a strong sense of citizenship in our children within the school, local, national and global community.
We have high expectations of each individual at St.Kenelm's and we expect everyone to do their best. We strongly believe that fostering a real passion for learning is crucial to achievement and we try to enhance this through a whole range of experiences both within and outside the classroom environment through an exciting and vibrant curriculum.
As a church school, we have a strong relationship with St. Kenelm's church community and our Christian values underpin everything we do. However, we believe that we should develop the spirituality of all our children whether they are of the Christian faith, other faiths or of no faith.
St Kenelm's is an open, friendly school and parents are always welcomed and encouraged to be partners in school life. We value a happy, secure, relaxed yet purposeful environment and a tour of the school will demonstrate the respect, the fun and the challenge we offer.
The Governing Body of St Kenelm's is excited to announce that, from September 2019, they will be offering before and after school care on the school site!
Please click here for further information about "St Kenelm's Wraparound Care " and here for an application form to secure your child's place!
We are currently recruiting for a Wraparound Care Manager, and for Business Support (for the Wraparound and Nursery provisions). Click on Vacancies (under the News tab above) for more details!
We are excited to announce new Stay and Play sessions for young children from Romsley and beyond - together with their parents/carers - to come and join in with our nursery! Come and see how our nursery children learn and play! Have fun and make new friends! Upcoming Dates are:- Stay and Play! - 2pm-3pm every Tuesday. (All children aged 1 and over are welcome to attend with an adult). Welcome to Welly Wood! These are sessions where younger children are welcome to come and learn outdoors in our school's wonderful 'Welly Wood'. Please bring waterproof clothing - and wellies of course! These sessions are open to children aged 2 and over (with an accompanying adult). Upcoming Dates for Welly Wood are Thursday 23rd May 1:45pm-2:45pm Thursday 27th June 1:45pm-2:45pm Please note that all sessions cost £1, and that 'Welly Wood' sessions may be cancelled at short notice if the weather is not suitable for outdoor activities. Children must be accompanied by their parents/carers who have full responsibility for them at all times.
We are a daily mile school! Staff and children have been enjoying the new fitness and well being regime. Find out more on http://thedailymile.co.uk
Please note that School does not accept cash payments for amounts greater than £5. We are pleased to accept cheques, or payments can be made at any time via our on-line Payments For Schools system. Please note that this does not affect payments for School Meals (as these are paid to Shire Services).
The current school lunch menu from SHIRES runs from April 2018-April 2019 and can be found in the parents section of the website. Further details relating to hot school lunches provided by SHIRES can be found by clicking here.
Data Protection Regulations have changed and as a result we have updated our privacy notices. This is all part of our continued commitment to compliance and protecting your personal information. We are not changing how we use or collect your information, rather our policy more clearly explains how, why, where and when we store and process your data, and also reflects your rights under the GDPR. A copy of the Privacy Notice for Parents / Carers can be accessed here.
We are excited to promote our online payment system; Payments4Schools facilitating payments for school trips and other school payments online using a credit or debit card - pay at your convenience 24 hours a day, seven days a week - Please see the 'Parents' Section for a copy of the letter and guidance that will be sent home with your child. Payments4Schools can be accessed by clicking here or via the 'links' section of our School Mobile App.
The school website contains a wealth of information including policies, newsletters and lots more besides! These are available for you to print should you wish to do so. However, should you require a 'paper copy' of any document on this site please contact the school office on 01562 710 214 or feel free to e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you.
Have you downloaded our School Mobile Phone App? Please see the 'Mobile App' page in our 'For Parents' section for further details and how to download the App FREE to your mobile phone to keep up to date with school news and receive alerts from school which can be adapted to meet your interests within school and your child's specific year group, as well as whole school alerts, all direct to your mobile phone.
In the interests of safety please could we ask parents to refrain from mounting and driving along the pavement to let oncoming traffic by before and after school. We appreciate that the road outside of school gets incredibly busy but we would ask for your patience in letting other road users by rather than jeopardising the safety of children and other pedestrians. We also ask that parents/carers park vehicles considerately especially at the beginning and end of the school day. The Swallows Nest and The Sun have kindly agreed for parents/carers to use their car parks providing parents/carers do not park in or near the entrances. Thank you.