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.
Please be aware our Harvest Festival will now take place on Wednesday 24th October at 2:15pm.
Coffee Morning for Tanzania - Friday 12th October 2018 9am-10:30am. As many of you will know, St Kenelm’s has a well established partnership with Msamvu B Primary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. The children in both schools have thoroughly enjoyed visits from staff and benefited educationally through learning about each others cultures. Mrs Shackleton will be visiting the school in October half-term with Mrs Core, who used to be a teacher here. They are both self-funding their visit and will enjoy spending the half term week in their school with the staff and children. Over the years, we have really valued a visit from a teacher from Tanzania. However, with British Council Grants being in short supply and school funds being tight, we would like to involve the children in raising funds to enable a visit from one of the teachers from Msamvu B School. In total the visit generally costs in the region of £800 with flight, travel costs, visa and passport costs. Whilst here, the teacher is hosted by staff, ordinarily Mrs Core, with other staff supporting activities during the visit. On all sorts of levels we get great value from these visits and when looking at it just in monetary terms, we get a whole week of workshops for the children. To put this in context we can pay £500 plus for a one day workshop from a specialist teacher, for example a drumming workshop or alike. I hope you will be able to support this event, if possible. We will be asking you and the children to make cakes to sell on Friday 12th October. We will be inviting parents of Year 2 to Year 6 for coffee at 9am and Reception and Year 1 parents to stay after the phonics workshop at approximately 10.30. Nursery parents are very welcome to join either or both sessions! Thank you in anticipation of your support.
The current school lunch menu from SHIRES runs from April 2018-April 2019 and can be found in the parents section of the website. Please note w/c 10 September 2018 relates to week 1 of the menu. Further details relating to hot school lunches provided by SHIRES can be found by clicking here.
Data Protection Regulations are changing 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 have vacancies for pupils in our current Reception class (2017/2018) that will be our Year 1 class (2018/2019) . Admissions are dealt with by Worcestershire County Council however for more information about the school please contact the school office on 01562 710 214.
Click here for the Halesowen News article regarding our recent 'Good' Ofsted report.
We are excited to be introducing our new 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.
We have recently been rated as 'Good' by Ofsted; the full report is available under the Key Information tab.
Please can we ask parents/carers to park respectfully and responsibly on the road outside of school and on Hillcrest Road. We are receiving complaints from residents of inconsiderate parking causing obstructions to driveways and potentially putting children and other pedestrians and road users at risk of harm. The Swallows Nest and The Sun have kindly agreed for parents/carers to use their car parks providing parents/carers park considerably and do not park in or near the entrances. Thank you.
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.