Partnerships and Links

We have many partnerships both locally and abroad, all of them enable us to support the quality of learning and teaching in our school and other education establishments.

Community Learning

Grange School offers many opportunities for community and family education as it strives to inspire life long learning. Through workshops, workshares, open afternoons and other special events families are encouraged to share in their children's learning experiences and hopefully continue their own learning. We offer a variety of family learning activities including A Fairtrade Internet cafe, Family Fitness club, African drumming and an Adult Art club. Recently the school held a Festival in the school grounds which included children, parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends joining in and taking part in many art, craft and musical activities as well as listening to a host of musical bands and watching dance routines from groups within the community.

 

Wickford Collaborative Learning Centre

This very special building is part of the joint education facilities in Wickford.  The town schools work together at the Centre (CLC); planning and sharing expertise, using the 21st Century technology to provide exciting, creative shared pupil learning experiences.

Billericay School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Grange School is part of this outstanding in-school teacher training provider. Not only do we host students in classes, providing them with mentors and developing their teaching and learning skills; we also provide staff to lecture on the Creative Curriculum (a MA module), Classroom Management, History, Geography,  Art and DT.  If anybody is interested in becoming a teacher then log onto www.billericayscitt.com for all the information you will need.

International School Links

Grange always welcomes students and staff from around the world, through County, University and International programmes. Over the years we have had visitors from China, Spain, France and Ghana. All our visitors and international links support the exciting Global learning Grange feels is important for citizens of the 21st Century.

Grange has very strong links with a school in the Upper East Region of Ghana.  Staff  incorporated global studies in the thematic curriculum and use any international links to bring the learning alive. Recipricol visits of staff to both Ghana and UK help make it relevant and meaningful. 

                                                UK School Links

Grange is part of an active Local group of Wickford schools who work together; whilst at the CLC, during sports partnership events and competitions, Extended Schools activities, School Council Days and special Town Arts Festivals. The collaborative nature of all these activities help the children and families of Wickford to support each other and the positive results have been commented on by our local Police.

                                          Charity partnerships

Grange School prides itself on being a supportive member of the world community; locally, national and internationally. Throughout the year, instigated with ideas from families, pupils and staff, we have special events to highlight and raise money for various charities. Local hospices are often supported with production donations; Children in Need and Comic Relief are regularly on the school calender. We have a weekly Fairtrade cafe to support our Ghana School Link. Other exciting activities are arranged when the need arises.

For more information you can follow this link: www.afrikids.org

Our Choir and Drummers are regularly invited to perform at fund raising concernts for Barnardos which take place at The Royal Albert Hall and at Southwark Cathederal. 

 

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Latest News

Nov 12, 2018

Children in Need - "Spotty" Day

Friday 16th November is Children in Need Day.  Bring a donation into school on that Friday and come to school wearing anything/everything "Spotty".  Dont forget sensible shoes and a coat as the children will still be going outside.  Thank you for your support.

Sep 11, 2018

New Intake - Parent Tours

We will be holding 4 tours for our new September 2019 intake.  These will take place on:
15th October at 1.45pm
5th November at 1.45pm
26th November at 1.45pm
7th January 2019 at 1.45pm
Please call the school office to book a place.  Please note that due to space we cannot accomodate prams/pushchairs. Thank you

PLEASE NOTE it is the responsibility of parents to apply for a school place at the correct time.  You will not receive any letters from Essex County Council to inform you that you must apply for your child's school place. 
 
*  From the 12th November 2018 you can apply online for your child's primary school place.
*  You must submit an application by the national closing date 15th JANUARY 2019
 
Sep 10, 2018

FLOOD !

If you can, please pop along to St Andew's Church between the 20-22 September as they are holding an exhibition in relation to the Flooding which took place in Wickford in 1958.  Entry is free and there will be lots of interesting photos, films and articles from the Wickford Community for you to take a look at.

 

Grange Primary School,

Elder Avenue,

Wickford,

Essex,

SS12 0LR

Tel: 01268 734420

Fax: 01268 571745

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