Evendons Primary School
We are delighted that the DfE have approved our application to open a primary school in The Evendons Ward in Wokingham and we are very excited to be in the pre-opening phase of the project to open our new school in September 2014. The school will be located in the heart of the Evendons ward of Wokingham
Community is at the heart of Evendons Primary School as is a focus on enterprise, education and academic excellence in English and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
It will be a two-form entry school teaching children aged 4-11, opening initially with Reception as well as possibly Year 1 classes. It will be inclusive and open to all faiths and affiliations.
Our principal goal will be to provide a safe and caring, community-led school in which our children will grow and succeed. We have chosen a two-form-entry of 25 pupils to maximise the distinct advantages of learning in smaller class sizes.
Our aim is to encourage each child to be independent, enquiring and ambitious. We will inculcate values of tolerance, respect, trust and community.
In summary, Evendons Primary School will offer:
- A fun, vibrant, learning environment – a springboard for success
- Outstanding teaching, Excellence in English and STEM subjects
- A broader curriculum with a particular focus on enterprise and 21st-century skills
- Enriched learning experiences
- Engagement and partnership with the local community
- After-school and breakfast clubs
We have lots of things coming up soon and over the spring and summer. Here are few for starters;
- We kick off with drinks for Y1 & Y2 parents; 8pm Tuesday 25th February @ The Two Poplars
- Another Open Day is being held at the school; 10am - 12pm Saturday 19th April
- Join us for the Easter Egg Hunt at the school; from 2pm Monday 21st April
Keep an eye on the website for announcements of more things we are planning in the future!
Teaching Post Applications
The recruitment of our teachers has started!
See the Recruitment page of the site for details and an Application Form.
We have created a seperate mini site for our new Prospectus and it is also available for download as a PDF.
Please do have a browse!
Note that the prospectus is quite large and might not read well on small screen devices.
New Open Day Sessions
Due to overwhelming demand for open day places we have created three new sessions in December and January to try and make sure that everyone who wants to come and see us and the school can do so!
We have also created a session specifically for those children who might be joining us as Year 1 and year 2 pupils in September 2014.
Register here as soon as you can, places seem to get booked up quite fast!
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Patrick Pritchett as the first Headteacher of our school. When we started the recruitment campaign back in September, we were absolutely clear that the Headteacher appointment would be one of the most important decisions we would make for our school as the individual would be responsible for turning our vision and ethos into reality. We set out to recruit an exceptional Headteacher and we have achieved just that.
Patrick’s background as a trained engineer and in Education together with a proven track record as an existing Headteacher is a unique match for Evendons Primary School.
We are looking forward to working with Patrick over the coming months, and together, in the new year, we will begin the process of recruiting the teachers and teaching assistants that will ensure the school has a really successful team moving forward. Patrick will officially take up his new role at the beginning of the summer term in April 2014, which will allow time for the preparations of opening the new school in September 2014.
For further details please click here for the press release
Year 1 & 2 Application Forms
For those who wish to apply for a place at Evendons Primary School in Year 1 or Year 2 in 2014 we have created application forms since places for these years fall outside of the normal application process.
You can find the new application forms in the Year 1/2 Application section of the site.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Evendons Primary School team can finally, officially announce that our new school will use the grounds and buildings of the former White House School on Evendons Lane!
Read the full press release here!
Stakeholder Consultation Report and Phase Two
Before signing our Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State to open Evendons Primary School, we were required to undertake a formal consultation exercise. We are pleased to announce that Phase One is now complete and we are ready to launch Phase Two.
Register for our Open Days!
We have several Open Days coming up in November and December. For details of the available sessions and to sign up please visit the registration page here!
We look forward to seeing you at one of the events!
Signup for our newsletter!
We have a new e-newsletter which will contain lots of information about how things are progressing and ways in which you can get involved.
So please sign up here!
Draft Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy Posted
Today we have uploaded the draft of our SEN policy to the website. Please take a look here!
Stakeholder Consultation Questionnaire
AS part of the stakeholder consultation process we have to gather as many thoughts, comments and suggestions from the local community as possible.
To that end we have created a short questionnaire which you can access on this site.
Please do give us your thoughts here!
Catchment Area Post Code Checker
We have created a tool on the website to allow everyone to check if their post code falls within the Evendons Primary School catchment area.
Give it a try!
New Frequently Asked Questions section on website
We have put our heads togther and tried to provide answers to as many of the questions we regularly get asked as we could! Find all the details in the new FAQ section of the site.
Stakeholder Consultation for Evendons Primary School will begin in September with a meeting on the 17th September 2013 and we have added a new section to the site dedicated to this process
Our Admissions Policy document has been approved and we have uploaded it to the site here.