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Sadly, at 3.15pm on Friday 20th March, Christ Church school and nursery closed until further notice. We are proud to announce, however, that Christ Church reopened on Monday 23rd March as a repurposed 8am-4pm Child Care Hub as part of the national civil contingency response to support NHS staff and other key workers as we battle COVID-19.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our foodbank appeal!

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Click here to donate and/or leave a message of support.

 

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Free School Meals Update (1/4/20)

Please see the Noticeboard on the left of this page.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 advice

(Updated 8.15am on 20/3/20)

  • UK Government information for parents and carers
  • Parent/carers, if your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors and you cannot keep your child(ren) safe at home let us know
  • Definitions of critical workers and critical sectors
  • Parents/carers, if child(ren) eligible for free school meals (FSM) please let school know if you would like daily FSM 
  • Parents/carers, if you need additional free food parcels contact the school
  • Parents/carers, if you have safeguarding concerns for any child or young adult (whether a Christ Church pupil or not) please contact:
    > Christ Church telephone: 01373 463781
    > Christ Church mobile: 07395 946362
    > Christ Church email: 
    sch.152@educ.somerset.gov.uk 

Post-shutdown learning 

(Updated 10.30am on 18/3/20) 

Visit our new brand new Facebook page (search for “Christ Church Home Learning”) to support children’s learning when school is closed. Please send a friend request to the page so you can be accepted. This is the place to ask any questions about children’s learning.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 advice

(Updated 6pm on 16/3/20)

  • All school and nursery staff - and all children - must stay at home for 14 days if anyone in the home has a continuous cough or a temperature. (The whole household should self-isolate.) Christ Church will automatically authorise all sickness absences for the rest of the term.
  • Continue to maintain high standards of personal hygiene (washing hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds).
  • Do not go to the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or hospital if you or someone in your family becomes unwell. (Call 999 in an emergency.)

Our school’s inclusive
Christian vision

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.

 

We are diversity champions!

We are proud that Christ Church has been certified by the equality charity Stonewall (www.stonewall.org.uk) as a “School Champion” in recognition of our ongoing work to promote dignity, diversity, respect and tolerance.

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Prejudice and discrimination are wrong and will not be tolerated.
Please work with us to make sure that everyone feels safe, valued
and welcome at Christ Church C of E First School and Nursery. 

Our school's Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy 
and our Anti-Bullying Policy have each received a thumbs up from
Stonewall.

 

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.

Click here to read our school Privacy Notice.

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    Christian values
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    Beautiful environment
    A lovely place to learn.
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    We believe school should be fun
    Children love it here!
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    Out of school clubs and trips
    Amazing activities for all.
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    Christian values
    Nurturing curiosity, creativity, ambition and resilience.

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Easter activities

Click here to see Easter activity ideas for you and your family.

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Free School Meals Update (1/4/20)

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Unfortunately, Edwards & Ward (who, up to this point, have provided free school meal packed lunches from the kitchen at Selwood Academy) will not continue this service after Friday 3rd April 2020.

Instead, from Monday 6th April 2020, Somerset County Council will be providing a weekly food package (worth £15) for each child who is entitled to a free school meal. (Please note: this applies only to children who receive a FSM because of parent income or benefits. It does not apply to the universal free school lunches provided to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.)

For example, if 2 children in your family attend Christ Church and are entitled to a free school meal (because of parent income or benefits) your family will receive 2 food packages each week. These can then be collected from school every Monday (apart from Easter Monday Bank Holiday - where this will then be provided on the Tuesday 14th April.)

If you have any questions please the school.

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Latest Newsletter and important letters:

Click here to view all Newsletters and letters.
Please visit your child's class page to see class specific letters.

 

FROME TIMES ARTICLE:
Christ Church supports foodbank 

To read the Frome Times (26/3/20) article, click here.

FROME TIMES ARTICLE:
2019 end of year report from Christ Church

To read the Frome Times (2/1/20) article, click here

FROME TIMES ARTICLE:
Christ Church shines brightly for Ofsted inspectors!

To read the Frome Times (7/11/19) article, click here.

To find out more about our October 2019 Ofsted inspection, click here.

Now That's What I Call
Christ Church!

Not every school releases an album of eight original songs but,
with the help of Rocktopus, that is exactly what we have done!

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Limited edition CD now available for just £9.99 
(£2.50 to school PTFA and £2.50 to Toilet Twinning)

Track titles:

1) Be a Global Neighbour

2) Everyone deserves a place to do their business
(the Toilet Twinning song)

3) I’ll be a good friend

4) Save our world today

5) Come learn with me!

6) Jesus helps us make good choices (the Zacchaeus song)

7) Say thank you! (the Ten Lepers song)

8) We can overcome our fears (the David and Goliath song)

To read the lyrics to all eight songs click here.

To listen to the whole album for FREE just click here.

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