Welcome from Lyn Willis – Principal at Stoke Minster C of E Primary Academy.
In March 2018 we became a member of St. Chad’s Multi Academy Trust and as a result became Stoke Minster CE Primary Academy. With thirty-two different languages spoken, we are a truly diverse community and very proud of the rich, cultural variety which characterises our school community.
We are one of two schools serving the town of Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent, with most of our pupils living in and around this urban setting. In keeping with our Church of England foundation we offer education to all children in the local area including those of other faiths. We have strong links with Stoke Minster Church and our children worship and study there throughout the year. We are deeply committed to our Christian foundations and proud to be judged as Outstanding in our most recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.
At our academy, in addition to our core statutory offer, we have created a bespoke school curriculum which endeavors to nurture and develop all the characteristics crucial for children and young people to thrive in a future, as yet, unknown. Our SPARKLE curriculum focuses on developing self-belief, perseverance, aspiration, resilience and risk taking; using their knowledge, learning to communicate and empathize with others. We are excited to be working so closely with other settings and professionals within the trust and look forward to learning and growing together.
Welcome from Nick Andrews – Principal at Dawley C of E Primary Academy.
Dawley C of E Primary Academy is steeped in history. It was originally built as a National School in 1841 and has been continued to be extended over the years and retained its original character.
On 1st May 2016 Dawley C of E Primary School converted to an Academy as part of the St Chad’s Academies Trust and the Church of England Central Education Trust (CECET).
We strive towards the same goal, seeking to meet the needs and best interests of the individual children in our care. We aim to create a happy, secure environment, where children can learn with enjoyment. We hope that by good example, they will grow up to be respectful, courteous and caring individuals.
We believe that providing an enriching and experiential based curriculum will mean that children are able to develop individually and equip them with the skills they need later in life.
Welcome from Jo Nickolls – Principal at Churchfield C of E Primary Academy.
Churchfield CE Primary Academy is a single-form entry Primary in Rugeley. We take children from the age of 2, in our Little Scholars setting through to Year 6.
‘Walk in the light of the Lord,’ is central to all that the school offers the children and community, and underpins the Christian Values of the school. We see ourselves as bringing light into the lives of the children and community, both in terms of sharing the love of God and a love of learning. This light opens pathways to equip our children with the skills in life to enable them to become balanced, creative and successful individuals with a sense of purpose and destiny. The children leave Churchfield with a life-long love of learning. The school prides itself on the support offered to all of our families.
Our academy has expansive grounds featuring an outdoor classroom, two playgrounds, and a 50m long trim trail. Our Early Years area includes story telling chairs, and an amazing new Hobbit house. The indoor areas have all had improvements made in the last couple of years, including a new office area and lockers for the children.
We have been described as a “reading school” and place great importance on this key skill. The use of quality texts in English and a mastery approach to Maths, coupled with our newly introduced Connected Curriculum give children the chance to develop and uncover talents through challenging, engaging and diverse activities.
Visitors to our school often comment on the friendly, calm, happy environment and a feeling of family. We believe that we know every child as an individual, and place great importance on the establishment of strong and positive relationships with parents and carers.
Welcome from Chris Dobson – Principal at St James C of E Primary Academy.
On behalf of the children, parents, governors and staff I would like to warmly welcome you to St James CE Primary Academy. Our school is a place of high expectations, where we aim to provide all our pupils with a friendly, supportive and vibrant learning environment. We promote a love of learning and enable every individual to develop to their full God given potential.
Our school is a purposeful place underpinned by our shared Christian values; Trust, Honesty and Truthfulness, Friendship, Love, Respect and Perseverance. It is a fun place to be, with both creativity and enjoyment celebrated, alongside academic achievements. Above all our school is a safe place, at the heart of the community and where every individual is valued. Our school converted to an academy on 1st September 2016 joining a group of schools belonging to St Chad’s Academy Trust (SCAT). This is the Lichfield Diocese’s Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). This partnership of schools will provide us with opportunities to further increase the educational outcomes and opportunities for your children, whilst set within the framework of a Christian belief and practice.
We hope you enjoy looking at our website (www.st-james.staffs.sch.uk). It will give you a taster of what school life is like at St James’ and an insight into the range of activities and opportunities that are available. Hopefully it will also provide useful information for parents and guardians. We will be delighted if you would like to come and meet us, have a look around, see the children at work and discover how your child could thrive here. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit- we will be pleased to welcome you at any time.