All Saints’ School

Educating our children since 1867

‘Aiming for excellence, through working together in a Christian Environment’

General Information: –

Headteacher – Mrs. Angela Filsell.

Contact Details:-
3-19 Hanover Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1EB | Tel: 020 8540 3004 | Email: office@allsaints.merton.sch.uk

School Website: – https://www.allsaints.merton.sch.uk/

All Saints’ School is a voluntary aided Church of England School which has a strong link with the local parish of All Saints’ and has a committment to Christian worship and religious education.

All Saints’ Church, the Diocese of Southwark, parents, school staff and the L.E.A are all represented on the Governing Body which has oversight of the organisation, budget and curriculum of the school.

The Parent Teacher Association holds various fund-raising events during the year and welcomes help from any quarter.

The school values highly it’s links with All Saints’ Church and the children are welcomed into the church to celebrate the Christian Festivals and for end-of-term services.  Parents and friends are always welcome at these services.

All the current school information can be found on the dedicated school website, but if you would like to know a little of the early history of our school visit our ‘School History’ page. You might also like to take a look at some of the pictures on our ‘Past in Pictures’ page.’

The Latest News from our School

“Growing Stronger Together in God’s Love.”

In her newsletter to parents on 30th April, Mrs. Filsell wrote:

“This week, tying in with the final decisions being made on the school uniform, the children revisited the ‘Wordle’ that was put together as a result of our parent consultation a while ago. These will be displayed around our school as a reminder of how our school is thought of by you all. It incorporates all that we value here.

Moving ahead into the Summer term, we do aim to continue with our usual plans, albeit with a Covid-secure twist. We are very keen to engage our  families and get life back on track, but we must remain cautious in our approach to getting back to normal.”

On Friday 7th May the school sadly said goodbye to Magny Kastet.

Magny has been in the role of School Business Manager for 33 years, 15 of which have been at All Saints’. Known for her thrifty ways and  stoic approach to all things finance, she will be much missed by her All Saints’ Family, of which she will always be a part.

We wish her much love as she enters a well-deserved retirement, and I know she will keep us up to date with her travels and handbag  purchases during her retirement!

At the end of the following week, in her letter to parents Mrs. Filsell wrote: “Further to the news that Magny Kastet has now retired, the  Governors and I are pleased to inform you that Connie Stewart has    successfully been appointed as our new School Business Manager.”    Congratulations to Connie!

On 13th May All Saints was asked to accommodate a Ministerial visit. It was a busy day for the children who participate in the school’s NELI  programme, as Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, Stephen Hammond MP and Cllr Eleanor Stringer visited them. NELI stands for Nuffield Early Language Intervention and is used to support children at Reception age improve their language skills.

40% of schools have committed to the programme, and the visit demonstrated how effective it can be.

Mrs. Filsell  said that she felt incredibly proud of the staff and children here at school!

In addition to the visit, a press release was placed on the Government website, which included a statement from Mrs. Filsell. She said:

“We are incredibly proud to welcome children from all communities to All Saints’, many of whom join us with little or no knowledge of English. Over the years, we’ve observed that many children in the later years of primary school struggle to write full and coherent sentences that feature good vocabulary choices, so we have looked at how we can improve that support.

By electing to take part in the NELI programme we recognised the need to take a ‘bottom up’ approach in order improve speaking and listening skills, which in the long run increases children’s progress and attainment across the curriculum. This programme compliments, and is layered on top of, our wide curriculum offer, which includes elements of Talk for Writing. We are very proud of our child-led curriculum here. Eleven children were highlighted in the NELI screening process, which was easily accessed online. We run two groups three times each week, alongside additional one-to-one sessions.

We’ve also invested time and made NELI a key priority. This commitment has yielded great results, even prior to the midway point being reached.

A further outcome has been improved behaviour, as the children become less frustrated socially and can communicate their wants and needs. The online training for staff was engaging and Ted [the puppet used in NELI training] is a favourite with the children.”

The Nursery children have been practicing writing their names to sign in.

Simeon in Nursery did an amazing observational painting of a butterfly   all by himself.

In Reception, the children read The Gingerbread Man in Literacy, and to develop their ICT and mouse skills, they drew pictures from the story.

Year 1 made Arctic scenes.

Year 2 made fruit kebabs as part of their healthy eating (Science) and healthy me (PSHE) topics.

Year 2 also conducted science  experiments testing elements of germs and how they spread and Year 4 made ice cream in science looking at states of matter.

Year 5 used their English skills to make E-safety posters.

In her newsletter of 21st May. Mrs. Filsell wrote:

“School has been as busy as ever this week as we seem to be racing towards half term – I can’t believe how time is flying! I just wish the weather would catch up, these grey and blustery conditions need to get going – we all need some sun and some natural Vitamin D!

One of the sunnier highlights of my week has been visiting all classes for a behaviour walk and to catch up with the children across the school. I couldn’t help feel a sense of pride about our school. Watching the children’s happy faces and their respectful interactions, whilst learning and playing, is lovely to see. It really was evidence of our Christian Values and Rights Respecting School’s work in action. The staff and I are so proud of all of our children, as I am of my staff who work so hard too.”

The school closes for the Half Term holiday at the usual finishing times on Friday 28th May. Before that, weather permitting, the children will be  having their Sports Day.  The Key Stage 1 Sports Day takes place on Thursday 27th May,  while the Key Stage 2 Sports Day is on Friday 28th May.

Everyone returns to school on Monday 7th June. Only a few more weeks until the summer holidays – almost the end of a ’different’ school year. Will next one be back to ‘normal’?

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