Allonby School is a succesful, small and inclusive school located on the west Cumbrian coast. The village of Allonby is located in the Area of Outstanding natural beauty (AONB).
We have two classrooms - KS1 and KS2 and a Nursery unit that has been open since September 2014. The small class sizes enable each child to benefit from close, personalised teacher support. This ensures that all children make excellent progress.
We have very strong links with the local community and Church. Although Allonby School in not a Church school we have regular visits from the Vicar who takes assemblies and the children participate in Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and other seasonal services at the Church. Villagers are frequently invited to the School to take part in events and celebrations and are also very committed to helping the school with fundraising and providing other expertise and services. We are very much a community school.
Currently our staff structure is as follows. Our Head Teacher works 0.9 teaching in KS1, Full Time KS2 teacher(currently maternity cover until Summer term 18) , 2 Senior Teaching Assistant 0.6, and an Apprentice TA. All Teaching assistants have some responsibility in this time to deliver Intervention schemes to Pupil Premium children. The Administrator works 21.5hours per week. We have 20 children on role, 11 of whom are in KS2. We offer an extensive and varied extra curricular range of activities from badminton, football, cookery, first aid, netball, dance/drama, multi skills and gardening all provided at different times of the year. The school currently holds Active Mark and Healthy School Status. The School is part of a local small schools cluster that meets regularly to offer mutual support ,share good practice and provide peer to peer monitoring. We are currently developing a link with St James Primary School in Newcastle which is a very contrasting school in size location ad ethnicity.
At Allonby School we value and respect each person in school for their views, for who they are, and we strive to treat everyone with fairness and honesty. We value and promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the co-operation and understanding between all members of the local and wider community.
ALLONBY SCHOOL 30 HOUR NURSERY PROVISION
We now offer 30 hours of nursery provision each week between 9 and 3. This is an opportunity for children to enter our very succesful Foundation Stage Unit,which includes Nursery and Reception age children, at the beginning of the term after their third birthday. Parents can check f they are eligible for 30 hours free childcare by using the link www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.Pleasefeel welcome to make an appointment to view our Founation Stage Unit and see the children "in action" at any time convenient to yourself. If you require any additional information about the new 30 hour Nursery provision please phone and to speak to Mr Owen, our Head Teacher.
We are now offering extended hours for parents who would benefit from this provision due to work commitments. The extended hours will be 8a.m. - 4.30p.m. Monday to Friday. If you need to use this facility, please book your child/children's place a week in advance so that we can make sure there is sufficient staff cover.