Year 5 Bottle Kiln Art

Year 5 have been learning about our local history. They have been looking at two particular local artists who use Stoke-on-Trent and its bottle kilns in their work. These artists are Sid Kirkham and Michael Pritchard. Sid Kirkham painted grey, smoky industrial scenes, while Michael Pritchard uses different techniques of sampling, mixing and montage to create colourful bottle kiln pieces of art.
Year 5 have taken inspiration from these two artists to create their own sketches of a smoky Stoke-on-Trent, and colourful collages of bottle kilns.
Well done Year 5!

11th October 2018 – Open Day for Prospective Parents

The William Amory Primary School & Nursery Open Day

On the 11th October 2018 we will be hosting an open day for prospective parents to come and view the school.

There will be two sessions available for you to attend:

  • The morning session runs from 9.00 – 10.30
  • The evening session runs from 18.30 – 19.30

We look forward to seeing you.

Newsletter 13th November 2017

The Next Fortnight

16th      Y5 CPR training at Library

18th      Nursery Governors meeting

Y3/4 Tag Rugby tournament

19th      Discos

20th      End of first half term

6th Nov PTFA meeting 18.30

INSET – 30th October – Children return to school Tuesday 31st October


Looking Forward



On behalf of all the children, staff and governors, I’d like to thank Mrs Wagstaff and Mrs Herdman for the absolutely fantastic support they have given the school over the past years. We thank you for your time as Chair and Vice Chair as well as those years as members.

Thank you to Mrs Hayes, Mrs Falconer and Mrs Fox for stepping into the roles of Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary and to Mr Dicken for continuing as treasurer.



On a similar note, I’d like to thank the tireless services of Mrs Shufflebottom who has supported the school as governor for very many years. Your input and help has been very much appreciated and will be greatly missed.


Reminder – Discos

The PTFA discos will take place on the 19th October 2017. Key Stage I children party from 17.30 to 18.30 and Key Stage II children from 18.45 to 20.00.

Parents are more than welcome to stay for the event. Please drop off and pick up from the main school entrance. Snacks, drinks and glow sticks amongst others will be on sale.



Looking Back

Open Day

Thank you to all those children and parents who came back in the evening to support the school last week for our Open Day. You made the school look special.


Open Day for School

The William Amory are very proud to welcome all parents with a child due to start school within the next year to come to our Open Day on the 11th October 2017.

We have two opportunities to visit – in the morning (tour starts around 09:15) and in the evening (tour starts around 18:30).

Please call us on 01782 394900 (office) to book a place. If you prefer to turn up at those times you will be made most welcome.

Should you be unable to make those times, please call us to book an appointment. The same applies if you wish to look at our nursery which takes children from three years of age.


We hope that the information we will give you during the tour will go some way to making the choices open to you clearer.
We aim to give you a taste of:

  • How Reception is organised in schools and this school;
  • The value of working together to raise your child;
  • Our school, nursery and after school club– our ambitions and aim, our ethos;

Please feel free to ask any question that you wish during the tour. Staff and I will be available for this.

We look forward to seeing you.

Mr B Wilken

Newsletter 22nd September 2017

The Next Fortnight

27th         Nutrition Workshops for Years 1 to 4

29th         Macmillan Coffee Morning

3rd Oct     Year 6 Transition at BBHS

T&L Governors

4th           PTFA AGM

5th           Year 4 trip – London

Year 1 trip – Meir

7th           Richard Greenwood Photographer


Looking Forward

 Mrs Deakin

It is with sadness that I announce that next week will be Mrs Deakin’s last week in school. During her tenure here there has not been an area of school where she has not worked, including the Nursery. I know she has touched the lives of a lot of children and thank her for that on the school’s behalf as well as the children’s past and present.

We very much wish Mrs Deakin a very fond farewell and wish her every success in her future endeavours.


Macmillan Coffee Morning for school and nursery families

On the 29th our doors will be open from 09.00 for parents, family members and friends to join us in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

So please come and support our part in the cause. In the past we have had tremendous support in making the cakes as well. Remember, the more cakes we have, the more money we raise.

Please help us raise money by coming or by making some cakes for us to sell on the day.



The PTFA do a fantastic job raising money to assist the school in so many ways. Much of the equipment we have in school is a result of their efforts and we value every penny they raise.

The PTFA have their AGM on the 4th October at 18:30. Please feel free to attend. Our group is so friendly and welcoming. It’s a good way to meet people, either at the meetings or in the events that they organise.

So whilst the AGM is a bit “formal” please do come along if you are interested in helping out, even just a little.


Nursery and After School Club

Thank you all for your custom, it is wonderful to see all the happy children in there when I visit. Thanks also to parents who have already filled in the details on ParentAdmin. We have moved over to quite a few new electronic systems in the last few years and I know that sometimes there are glitches and problems. But I also know that when they are up and running they are fantastic.

So please, if you have not entered your information yet, please could you do so as soon as possible.

If you have an issue or if you have not received an email, please could you let us know.


Richard Greenwood Photographers –  PARENTS WELCOME

On Saturday 7th October (09.30-12.30) Richard Greenwood will be at The William Amory Nursery for any families who wish to have portraits done in time for Christmas. Saturdays have proved popular as whole families and extended families can come. There are many packages to choose from at very reasonable prices. Please speak to Tracey or Shirley (01782 394900 – Nursery) if you wish to book an appointment time.


Nutrition Assembly – PARENTS WELCOME

Parents are invited to attend our assembly (27th September 2017) at 09.10 when we have Grace Scott from Compass talking to the children about nutrition and keeping healthy.

Some classes will have lessons afterwards but, upon speaking to Ms Scott, I was told that it could be of interest to parents as well.

So please come along if you want.


Looking Back

Sgt Egerton

A fantastic well done to the Blythe Bridge community for commemorating 100 years since Sgt Egerton received his VC. It was a wonderful experience for our head boy and girl to meet the family.



Well done to our B team for their stirling efforts this week. We’re currently top of the league so let’s hope we can stay there for the remainder of the season!

Bake Off comes to The William Amory.

16th February 2016
Year 2 are looking at making bread as part of their learning about The Great Fire of London. Let’s hope that the reproduction of Pudding Lane isn’t fully authentic.

We’ve got Mrs Coates judging in place of Mary Berry. Mrs Watkinson with Mrs Baker are our double act and most ably replace Mel and Sue.