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 10th September 2018


9th November 2018 – WWI Day


10th September 2018
The Next Fortnight for School and Nursery
12th          Class Info Evening

17th          Academy Photographs

CADSSA starts promptly this year – as ever. Fixtures will be sent out to members of Football A and B as well as cross country and the other events this term.

Looking Forward
Welcome to all our new children, parents and staff.


Class Info Evening
Your class teachers will be available on Wednesday 12th September to talk to you about your child(ren)’s new class routines and structures. This is not the opportunity to talk about individual children though you may well want to book an appointment on that day. This is more about homework, trips, curriculum and so on.

KSI – 17.00 to 17.30

KSII  – 17.30 to 18.00

Year 6 will be arranged for a different day.

Term dates are coming out shortly. However, our school’s calendar is available on the school website (http://williamamory.co.uk/events/) with instructions on how to sync the school diary with yours (beware – you might get reminders at odd times of day. Alternatively, put this link in your favourites or bookmarks to access it quickly and directly.

On top of that we try to communicate via the following:

  • Weekly newsletter which is emailed and is available in the display boards in Reception Class entrance and the school’s main entrance,
  • Texts,
  • Facebook,
  • Notes or meetings directly with the teacher,
  • The KSI display board.


Academy Photographers will be in from 08.30 on Monday 17th September 2018.

From 08.30 to around 09.00, parents are welcome to use this service to take whole family shots – parents, grandparents, siblings, whatever.

If you want a photo of your school child(ren) and older/younger siblings, this is the time to organise this. Just turn up and wait until the photographer is free.

From around 09.00 we will then take individual AND sibling photographs (including nursery) of all children in the school.

For anyone new, you will get a sample pack after a few weeks and request any copies you want via their order system.


Rocksteady for next year
There are a number of spaces available, especially for guitar, keyboard and vocals and children from any year group may take part. The best way to enrol is to visit www.rocksteadymusicschool.com and ‘enrol online’.

School improvements

  • Technology Suite

Please sit down as you read this – I don’t want anyone going weak at the knees from an attack of “unsurprise”… the work that was faithfully promised to be completed by this week has now been delayed! Our new deadline is October half term now that the roof is on (hence the big crane the other day).

  • Nursery Learning Area

You may recall we were looking to extend the EYFS playground to include a learning area in a plot where we were originally cultivating nettles. This is complete.

  • Nursery Physical Development

You may also recall that we were looking to replace the “pirate ship” in the EYFS playground and then look to develop the Physical Development area a little more depending on what was left in the budget. This is currently scheduled to happen on Thursday 13th September.

  • Staff Toilets

We have been offered a grant to develop the staff toilets. It appears that the grant can’t be used for pupil toilets or other work. To be fair, the staff toilets are in a very poor state as no headteacher has (or would) ever give priority to toilets over books etc. The work should be done in the October half term.


As always, I will always do my best to speak to you about any concerns you may have on the day so please feel free to approach me, either on the playground or book an appointment if you prefer.

Mr B Wilken





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

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.

WWII Remembered

14th February 2017

Year 6 tell the school and parents all about the events of World War II with an assembly. It covered the start of the war, life in the Blitz and memories of Anne Frank before moving into the classroom to sample some cake recipes from the days of rationing.

Well done to all for a brilliant assembly.