Athelstan School works in partnership with the local community and has forged strong links with local businesses; Stockbridge Technology Centre, Kingspan, Redrow Homes, Tesco, and Spar.
Community cohesion is an essential part of our school ethos, we have developed excellent links within our Star Alliance working with our partner schools, we work alongside our secondary school who provide activities such as Rolo Lab, science and geography days, sports events and transition for our Year 6 pupils providing children with the opportunity to meet and learn from, and with other young people from different backgrounds.
We provide opportunities for our children to participate in community events, which all provide a means for our pupils to interact with pupils from other schools such as Young Voices and a variety of sporting events.*
Volunteers play an important part of our school life .The school has excellent partnership activities with parents and the local and wider community which include: parent volunteers who take part in school visits, reading, supporting groups of children within class and fundraising events. The school takes an active part in the annual Sherburn in Elmet community gala, celebrating the village over many years.*
As a school committed to the Arts we recognise our skills and share knowledge with other local schools through training events. Continued partnership with our cluster schools ensures that we are able to share our knowledge and skills within the Arts.
Bringing community representatives into school to work with the pupils or to support learning has been a part of life at Athelstan School ,we have regular visits from the village Methodist Minister and local church groups who takes regular assemblies. We have good local engagement through links with community groups and organisations, enabling them to play a role in the school and encouraging pupils to make a positive contribution within the community.
The school provides opportunities for work experience and supports students from Leeds and York Universities ,opportunities are also provided for students from both Selby College and Sherburn High school developing and embedding partnerships.*
*Covid restriction apply during 2020-2021
What would happen if buying a new home was left to children? Redrow Homes joined forces with Athelstan Community Primary School and invited eight young pupils to their Saxon Gardens development to give their verdict on what makes the perfect home. The children were filmed looking around the houses with members of the Redrow Sales Team and gave their honest,and often funny, opinions on the properties on offer at the development.