“To Seek to Open our Hearts and Minds to the Love of God and Learning.”

Welcome to Ashton St. Peter’s Church of England VA Lower School.

“To seek to open our hearts and minds to the love of God and learning.”

Our core Christian value for the month of March is ‘Responsibility’.

Ashton St. Peter’s is a small friendly Church of England Lower school with 148 pupils, situated on the west side of Dunstable in Bedfordshire.

Our aim is for all of our children to become happy, caring, responsible independent learners who achieve personal success and feel secure and valued in our Christian environment.

To achieve this we provide a strong, Christian ethos which encourages the children to love and respect one another and to love God. “Values Education” is embedded through Christian collective worship and throughout the whole  curriculum. We provide opportunities and positive role models to allow children to develop independence and responsibility. We plan and implement a broad, balanced “Creative Curriculum” which is challenging and inclusive to all and are continually looking for ways to innovate and improve what we do.

Welcome message from Shirley McGinty BA Hons Head Teacher

Welcome message from Ruth Banton Chair of Governors

On Wednesday 26th February 2014 our ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’ (SIAMS) took place. This is an additional inspection undertaken, as we are a Church of England School.  It was implemented in accordance with the new September 2013 SIAMS framework, which is a very rigorous process.

Governors and staff are very pleased to report that our school has been graded as an ‘Outstanding Church School’.  The report is extremely positive and we are very proud of the many strengths identified by the Inspector;

‘The distinctive Christian ethos runs through every area of the school life as the writing runs through a stick of rock.’  

‘Worship is central to the life of the school, giving adults and children opportunities to learn about God and Jesus, to pray, reflect and develop spiritually’.

 ‘The high profile of religious education results in its status as a core subject….Assessment data confirms that pupils are often working beyond expected levels with achievement comparable to those in literacy’

 The headteacher, staff and governors passionately share a clear vision ‘to seek to open our hearts and minds to the love of God and learning’.

 ‘The distinctive Christian character of the school promoting love, care and respect are proclaimed and experienced as soon as one enters the school’

‘Typical of the many comments are ‘there is warmth and love for everyone and respect for life outside of school’ and ‘children give thanks to God’. They also acknowledge the reaching out of the school ‘especially in times of difficulty’.

Please follow the link below to view the full report.

SIAMS REPORT FRONT SHEET FEB 2014

FINAL SIAMS REPORT ASHTON FEB 2014

We are very pleased to report that our school has been graded as a ‘Good School’ under the new September 2013 Ofsted framework, which is a very rigorous process. The report is extremely positive and we are very proud of the many statements which highlight why we are such a good school:

“Good teaching overall, and some which is outstanding, ensures pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is above average by the end of Year 2 and remains strong by Year 4″.

“Behaviour is good and often excellent. Pupils are polite and courteous to adults and each other. They play and work well together”.

Please follow the link below to our November 2013 Ofsted Report.

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