Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Primary Academy is at the heart of the village of Aslockton and we are always engaging with our local and wider community to build strong networks and partnerships. Children have many opportunities to take part in wider community events, such as taking part in the neighbouring village show, sporting activities involving other schools and musical performances to audiences made up of people from the local community.
We have strong links with our local church, St Thomas' as well as River Side Church from Nottingham. Read more about these here .
The school also encourages children to play a role in many charity events each year and participation in community involvement outside of school is recognised and celebrated in our Golden Assembly.
In this way Archbishop Cranmer strives to develop happy, confident individuals, who are well motivated, with the skills and knowledge to make their unique contribution to their locality and thus the world as a whole.
If parents are keen to establish community links with us please contact the school office.
Here are a few ways we have established community cohesion recently:
- Local Beavers , Cubs and Rainbows use our school hall and some fitness classes take place here too.
- Maypole dancing at Thoroton village show.
- Our local Agricultural college has supported our learning.
- Nottingham High School invite us regularly to take part in More Able Stem projects.
- Inviting our parents in to our classrooms for shared learning and to showcase our creative work.
- Visiting Gedling Borough Council for creative writing award ceremony.
- Taking part in a democratic vote by the school community to support a local and global charity.
- Inviting our Community Rail officers in to school to promote rail safety.
- We have adopted our local train station as well and have worked on creating a welcoming space for visitors to the station by planting flower tubs.
- Working alongside Nottingham Trent University to mentor and support teacher trainees.
- Connecting with our local care home eg. Singing at Christmas and inviting residents to our shows
- Engaging with the Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club – eg. Taking part in the community arts competition and displaying our work in Radcliffe on Trent and Bingham.
- Liaising with Rushcliffe Mayor who supports our Off by Heart Poetry Competition. We go and sing every year at Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford.
- We make use of our local area eg visiting Sherwood Pines for outdoor learning.
- Inviting our local fire service in to school to support our learning.
- Inviting local members of our community in to school eg. War veterans come in to our Remembrance Assembly, Border Control (a local company) worked with the children to plant the borders at our main entrance, members of the local church community work with us to support our RE learning, eg running a workshop at the Thomas Cranmer Centre for Thy Kingdom Come day.