Educating our children since 1867
‘Aiming for excellence, through working together in a Christian Environment’
General Information: –
Headteacher – Mrs. Angela Filsell.
3-19 Hanover Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1EB | Tel: 020 8540 3004 | Email: email@example.com
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 the first newsletter of the new school year, Mrs. Filsell wrote:
“A huge welcome back to our new school year! It has been wonderful to see the children come back so full of life, ready to catch up with friends, learn and play. On opening the gate this week, one of the most eye-catching changes, was our new school uniform. The school is now largely a sea of blue, with everyone looking so smart! But remember, our previous (red) uniform is still absolutely fine if it still fits.
In great excitement, Miss Southward also spotted one of our ‘pupils’ atop of a local post box. Huge thanks to the local ‘Spin a Yarn’ group for including us in their work!
As I have visited the classrooms over the course of the week, it has been amazing to see how settled the children are and how they are already clearly back into the routines of school life. This includes some new members of our All Saints’ Family who are truly welcomed and loved here already, that includes of course, our new Reception children. Mrs Kent and her team have been delighted with how brilliantly the children have come in and enjoyed their settling in sessions, ready for full days next week .
One of the things that we have all enjoyed since returning is our campus-based assemblies (we haven’t had an in-person assembly since March 2020!). Collective worship plays a huge part of our school life. It gives us the chance to come together, share, sing and pray. The chance to do this in person, rather than via video this week, was truly beautiful. To hear the sound of children’s singing voices en masse once again was so uplifting! Long may it last .
Reception beginning their school journey.
Starting children off the way they should go. Proverbs 22:6
It has been really lovely to welcome the children back into our Reception Classes this week and get to know some new members of the All Saints’ family. Welcome to all of our new families we do hope you will be very happy at our school. Remember that the upcoming Teddy Bears Picnics are a great opportunity for you to get to know the school, teachers and meet some of the other parents. We do hope you can make it! “
Look how smart we look in our new school uniforms.
All children at All Saints’ C of E Primary School are members of one of four school houses named after Saints – St Joseph, St Teresa, St George and St Cecilia. Being a member of a house promotes working together as a team to achieve a goal amongst the children. Each house comprises of children from across each year group. Siblings are allocated to the same house.
Each house has a different colour, and all children are required to wear a house colour t-shirt and/or sweatshirt when doing PE lessons. St Joseph is Blue, St. Teresa Green, St. George Red and St. Cecilia Yellow. As reported in last month’s magazine, the children wear their PE kits when they come to school on PE days.
A year 6 child is the Captain of each House, and every year the Year 6 children write speeches to read out to their peers about why they should be House Captain. The children then to get to vote in who they want for each of the new House Captains.
House Points are used as part of the reward system at All Saints’. Children are awarded house points across each week for good effort, good manners, being polite, good behaviour, kindness, good work etc… Each child starts off with a Bronze Bookmark to collect 50 house points on, and when this is achieved they are awarded a certificate in assembly to recognise their achievement. They then move on to a Silver Bookmark worth 100 House points, then a Gold Bookmark worth 150 House Points and finally a Platinum Bookmark worth 200 House Points.
Across the school, a running total of points awarded in each house is kept. The totals are displayed in each building and updated regularly, and can also be found on the website.
Year 2 had fun mixing colours
They learnt about mixing primary colours to make secondary colours and also adding white and black to make different tones and tints.
Collective assemblies provide an opportunity to consider to consider relevant events from the news.
In the second week of term, in Miss Clarke’s and Mrs Wilkinson’s assembly, they discussed how the Paralympics help us become more inclusive of others. Just as our Paralympians make us reflect on our attempts to be inclusive today, Jesus set this challenge thousands of years ago. Jesus welcomes everyone; his example is that we do the same. Jesus understood that to be inclusive was an act – you have to do it, it doesn’t just happen. Romans 15:7 ‘Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.’ This is also a central element in the school’s mission statement, ‘…… being a family, the true meaning of koinonia, is interdependence and at All Saints’, every one of us is needed and valued and each person is important to the whole.’
The following week they discussed that sadly, at the moment, tens of thousands of people are being forced out of Afghanistan because of what they believe. They considered that importantly, it is at these times when we must really understand that everyone can receive a warm welcome from God and that the best thing we can do is try to do the same. This assembly was linked to their core value Love and All Saints’ emoji Safety which represents the Christian value of Trust.
And after Emma Raducanu made history by winning the US Open, the children reflected on how we are often capable of much more than we think, and we may find that we surprise ourselves with what we can achieve!
As the Covid measures have been relaxed, the school was able to go ahead with an Autumn Fair on Saturday 11th September. In her newsletter the following week Mrs. Filsell wrote:,
“I would like to thank every one who supported and came to the Autumn Fair last Saturday– it was so lovely to see so many faces and what turned out to be lovely sunny day too. A special thank you to the PTFA who did an outstanding job organising it all and to those running the face painting activity– it was by far the most popular stall”
The total raised has not yet been announced – but when it is we will let you know.
All the fun of the Fair.
All Saints School provides Wraparound Care for a charge both before and after school – a Breakfast Club running from 7.45 – 8.45 am , and an after School Club from 3.40 – 5.45pm Monday to Thursday and to 5.30 pm on Fridays. Both have a new wraparound menu this year. there will be themed weeks as well as Dance, Art, Movie nights, crafting, and games nights plus lots more.
Anyone who would like to attend after school can – even if it is not for child care purposes but just for fun. The cost is £11 per session.
Last week the children tried out the new menu, and it is a hit! They took part in lots of activities, such as painting, dance and games night.
The School also runs After School Clubs in a variety of activities. One of these is a Gardening Club, and under the supervision of Roger Stanley they are working to turn the area to the south of the Haydons Road building, (called by some locals ‘T’he Graveyard’) into an attractive and useful Nature Garden. The children have come up with lots of ideas and have started by digging out one of the raised boxes to make a pond.
There will obviously be costs involved – so if any church members would like to make a small donation to our church school towards this project, please have a word with Roger.
THE ALL SAINTS’ SCHOOL TEAM.
Senior Leadership Team
THE ALL SAINTS’ SCHOOL TEAM.
Senior Leadership Team
Headteacher – Mrs. Angela Filsell
Deputy Headteacher – Miss Hannah Clarke
Assistant Head with responsibility for SEN – Abi Wilkinson
Assistant Head & EYFS Senior Leader – Mrs. Helen Kent
KS2 Senior Leader+Nurture & Behaviour Lead – Mrs. Rene Ghassibe
KS1 Senior Leader – Mrs. Kat Durber – Tsielepsis
Admissions & Attendance Officer – Denny Piper
Administrative Assistant (Hanover Road) – Pat Stewart
Business Manager (Haydons Road) – Connie Stewart
Administrative Assistant (Haydons Road)- Bernie Agnew
Hanover Road Class Teacher
Nursery a.m. – St Mary Mrs. Sarah Worsley
Nursery p.m. – St Joseph
Reception – St Thomas Mrs. Sarah Jackson
Reception – St Ruth Mrs. Helen Kent
Year1 – St Paul Miss Jenisha Stirling
Year1 – St Elizabeth Miss Rebecca Lawler
Year 2 – St William Mrs. Charlotte Mumme/Mrs Helen Dellaghlou
Year2 – St Catherine Mrs. Kat Durber – Tsielepsis
Year 3 – St Mark Miss Natasha Gnomes
Year 3 – St Margaret Mrs. Leanne Algar
Haydons Road Class Teacher
Year 4 – St Richard Mrs. Victoria Bradbury
Year 4 – St Frances Miss Nicola Patton
Year 5 – St Theodore Miss Anna Miskimmin
Year 5 – St Isabelle Miss Nadia Martin – Modest
Year 6 – St Julian Mrs. Rene Ghassibe
Year 6 – St Hugh Miss Emily Southward