Ofsted monitoring inspection
on 12 May 2021
Highlights of the Ofsted report are summarised
on page 2 of our 23/6/21 Newsletter.
To read the full report click here.
Reception Starters 2021
If your child has been offered a Reception place at Christ Church, we’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to our school and say how delighted we are that you will be joining us in September 2021.
Please join us on Facebook at:
Christ Church First School Reception Starters 2021
You may like to check out our Starting School Handbook.
Click here to take a virtual tour of our Reception learning areas.
Christ Church Covid letters 2021
A big THANK YOU to parents and carers
We realise the lockdown has caused disruption to children’s routines, relationships and learning. We also know that while some parents and carers have enjoyed every moment of supporting children with their learning at home for the last two months … others may have found the experience a little challenging from time to time. To each and every one of you, we say a massive THANK YOU for all that you have done to work in partnership with school staff to keep children’s learning moving forward.
Letters, Risk Assessments and Plans
Letter about keeping school safe and ventilating classrooms.
Click here. (Dated 29/9/20)
Letter to parents of children of key workers
and/or vulnerable children. (Dated 4/1/21)
Letter to parents of all other children
who will now do their learning at home. (Dated 4/1/21)
Letter to parents about remote learning arrangements (Dated 5/1/21)
Risk Assessment for the COVID-19 New Variant (Updated 14/1/21)
Planning for remote learning and COVID restrictions (Updated 1/3/21)
What are our back-to-school priorities?
Our back-to-school plan is very simple. We aim to ensure …
1. every child feels welcome, settled and happy to be back in school;
2. every child is able to learn in a safe and nurturing environment;
3. every child makes excellent progress with their learning;
4. every child is given the opportunity to let their light shine brightly!
How are we spending Catch-up Premium Funding?
Click here to read our plan.
Food @ Five Takeaway
The Mount Community Garden
(next to The Key Centre)
5pm every Monday.
FREE to anyone on benefits or low income.
Strict social distancing and hygiene practices will be in place and we kindly ask you help us with this to keep everyone safe.
For details, click here.
To read our latest Newsletter
for parents and carers, please click here.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) testing: A quick guide
For the latest guidance from Somerset County Council, please click here.
This document includes helpful advice about symptoms and what to do and who to tell.
Sorry! Due to COVID, scooters and bikes are not allowed on the school premises until further notice!
Do not post abusive or offensive comments online
Prejudice and discrimination are wrong and will not be tolerated. Please work with us to make sure that everyone feels safe, respected, valued and welcome at our school.
Any adults who use threatening, abusive, racist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic or other offensive language when speaking/writing to, or about, any Christ Church school staff, pupils or parents/carers will be banned from entering the school premises.
Please note: this applies regardless of where or when this was said/written. This includes postings to a “closed” Facebook group.
Hate crimes will be reported to the Police.
Do not post photos online without permission
It goes against school policy and safeguarding guidelines for anyone to post photos online without the necessary permissions. This applies to all children (whether Christ Church pupils or not) and adults (including parents and school staff).
Anyone posting photos of others online (including to a “closed” Facebook group) may have committed a crime. They will be reported to the Police.
Christ Church C of E First School and Nursery says, “Thank you, Frome!"
Click here to read about our partnership with Fair Frome to ensure families have enough food.
Is your child 5-19?
Are you looking for confidential help and support?
Click here for information about a safe and easy way to contact your Somerset County Council School Nursing Team.
Our school’s inclusive
We want Christ Church to be a shining example of Jesus' love and kindness. We are an inclusive Christian learning community where everyone is welcome and valued, and all are inspired to be the best they can be. We want all children to thrive and flourish in every way, developing a love of learning, discovering their unique strengths and talents, and growing in character and confidence so that their light shines brightly for all to see.
This is what Ofsted inspectors say about Christ Church:
Parents are very positive about the time children spend in Nursery and in the Reception classes and have great confidence in the care their children receive ... The school’s commitment to keeping pupils safe is exemplary. The headteacher leads by example and all staff are highly vigilant ... The behaviour of pupils is good. The school is orderly and pupils are polite to adults and visitors ... Bullying is very rare and any concerns are quickly and effectively dealt with ... The most able pupils from all backgrounds make good progress ... Support programmes and progress for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are good.
Who are we?
Where are we?
What makes us tick?
We are proud of our school and the community it serves. We trust this website gives you a flavour of who we are, what we do and why Christ Church C of E First School really is the friendliest, most nurturing, most exciting, most ambitious first school in Somerset.
Christ Church is a Somerset County Council co-educational day school and nursery for children aged two to nine. Situated in inspiring and spacious school grounds in the south of the market town of Frome, less than ten miles from Longleat Safari Park, Christ Church provides an idyllic environment for children’s early physical, intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We believe a great school overflows with the sound of cheerful children playing and learning with their friends. Yes, academic standards are important and learning is at the heart of all that we do, and, like other schools, we want every girl and boy to achieve their academic potential. But, at Christ Church, we believe a first class education should value excellent character (being kind, friendly and honest) every bit as much as academic effort (hard work, progress and attainment). Equally importantly: we believe school should be fun.
Click here to read more about what makes our school so awesome.
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