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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

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                                                                      Community Cohesion 


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 Riverside 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:

Autumn 2019

  • Parents and carers joined us for our Fun Run to raise money for the charity we have chosen to support this year: Nottinghamshire Children's Hospital. Our teachers and a governor joined in too!
  • The local community  celebrated Harvest at St Thomas' church with the whole school.
  • We collected Harvest produce and toiletries to donate to a refuge in nearby Newark
  • We opened our doors to our village community for our Macmillan 'Bake-Off' Cake and coffee afternoon and raised over £140!
  • Nottingham Children's Hospital joined us for collective worship along with their mascot, Robin Hood.
  • Parents joined our Foundation stage children for our Welcome Service at Church and joined us at school afterwards for refreshments. 
  • Year 5 girls singing at Whatton Church as part of their Harvest celebration with the Bishop of Bolton.
  • Year 4 working alongside Midland Rail for a historical tour of the village and a train trip to Nottingham Station.
  • Welcoming Nottingham Forest Football Club to share a Dream Big assembly. We were all inspired by the mascot and the European cup.
  • Parents joining us each week for our Gold Book Celebration Assembly. Parents are also regular visitors in Foundation every Friday afternoon for shared learning time. 
  • Taking Years 2 - 6 to the Flintham Agricultural Show - a well established and traditional community event.
  • Taking part in the Outreach service at St Thomas' Church attended by Bishop Alison from Hull.
  • Hosting an information afternoon on Phonics in KS1 for our parents.
  • Year 6 children visiting local resource centre Perlethorpe, to find out more about World War I. 
  • Visiting Gedling Borough Council for creative writing award ceremony.


Autumn 2018 - Summer 2019

  • Local Beavers , Cubs and Rainbows use our school hall and some fitness classes take place here too.
  • Maypole dancing at Thoroton village show. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Connecting with our local care home eg. Singing at Christmas and inviting residents to our shows
  • 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.