Attleborough Primary School

Primary school in Attleborough

Operating as usual


Have you ever thought of becoming a school governor?

We are building a term of governors who possess a diverse range of skills, experiences, qualifications, characteristics and perspectives, and who come from different backgrounds and settings. We have governor vacancies at Attleborough Primary School and we would love you to join us!

Are you keen to support the education of the youngest members of our local community? Are you able to share your skills with a board of like-minded individuals, including staff members, parent governors, education leaders and local residents?

We generally hold one meeting each month, to discuss areas such as Teaching & Learning, Child Protection, Finance and Human Resources. At the moment, due to COVID-19, the meetings are held virtually.

Don’t worry if you have no experience of being a governor, training is available to all our governors with support from the Chair and the whole governing board. Further, you don’t have to have knowledge of the education system – just skills, attitude and time to contribute.

Are you ready to make a real difference in the community and improve the lives of local children? We would love to hear from you!

Please contact the Chair of Governors, Will Betts or the Vice Chair of Governors, Heather Etteridge via the school Office to the school if you are interested.
Phone 01953 453491
Email: [email protected]

[01/03/21]   Following a meeting with head teachers and County representatives Attleborough Primary School will be unable to open to all children from the 6th January due to insufficient staffing levels, which means that we will be unable to ensure the safety of our children.
It is our intention to partially re-open to those children of Key Workers and vulnerable pupils from Wednesday 6th January and to provide remote learning to the rest of the children. It is with regret that I am informing you of my decision to not reopen to all pupils as planned and stated in an earlier letter.
Please see website for new letter detailing further information.
I hope that you understand what a difficult decision this has been but the most important aspect is to keep our community safe.

While we understand that this is a challenging time for all, we will still offer as much support as we can. We will be reviewing the situation on a daily basis and update you about whether the school is likely to reopen fully or not on a weekly basis.

[01/03/21]   We are so very sorry to have to let you know with such short notice that the Chair of Governors and Mrs Long have taken the decision to close Attleborough Primary School on Monday 4th Jan and Tuesday 5th January 2021 to allow for boiler work to be completed. With the weather being so cold and therefore the building also being cold, it will be impossible to heat the building to the required temperature to keep everyone warm and safe. Again, please accept my apologies for any disruption that this will cause. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Please see full letter on website.

[11/10/20]   Dear Parents
This Friday is Children In Need. We usually have a fun packed day with events that involve the whole school. As we cannot do that this year because of the restrictions in school, children may wear school uniform with one spotty item (eg t-shirt or socks) to school on Friday & pay £1 towards the children in need charity. We do not expect parents to buy new items for children to wear - you could simply cut out spots and attach them to an old t-shirt.
Many thanks.

[10/21/20]   Good Morning-We had a small fire in our mobile classroom this morning before school started. Thankfully the children were not on site and all staff evacuated safely. School remains closed for the day-Have a safe half term break and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 2nd November.

[08/28/20]   In light of recent developments at Banham Poultry, we would like to reassure you that we are in contact with the Local Authority and multi-agency teams who will advise us of any action we need to take. We will update you as necessary with any changes. In the meantime, please can we encourage you to continue to adhere to social distancing and regular handwashing routines. If you or a member of your household exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19, please isolate and arrange for a test.

[06/12/20]   Good morning, We'd just like to thank all of our wonderful parents and children for following our new procedures this week. Undoubtedly it must have felt strange, but it's been lovely welcoming some Rec and Yr1 children back and seeing them deal with things so well! Thank you

[07/22/19]   We have some tables for sale on the school playground in front of the mobile classroom - please pop into the school office if you are interested.

[06/20/19]   Back by popular demand and after lasts years successful Quiz Night, the Friends of APS will once again be hosting a Quiz Night on Friday 28th June from 7pm. This is an adult only event with a minimum age of 18 years. Please enter as a team with a maxiumum of 8 per team. Entry fee is £5 per person. Feel free to bring along any drinks or nibbles. Entries need to be in by 24th June please. Please contact the school office.

[06/13/19]   AAN have let us know that their information packs are being collated this week for pupils going there in September. They will be sent home as soon as possible.

[04/26/19]   Good Morning-Another good night at Holt Hall, action packed day ahead. We'll text again this afternoon with estimated arrival time back at school.

[04/25/19]   Good Morning-Just to let you know the children had a good night at Holt Hall & are all up and ready for the busy day ahead!.

[03/28/19]   Are you and your children struggling to get a good nights sleep? In conjunction with Sleep East we are proud to bring you The Sleep Workshop on 24 May at 9.30am at Harford Community Centre, Hall Road, Norwich. Please call 01362 288110 to book. Tickets cost £18.00.

[03/27/19]   Hello-sorry for any confusion but Reception and Year 1 children can be collected from the normal playground after school today. Many thanks-APS

[03/27/19]   Good Morning-due to continued playground marking, please collect children at end of day via main gate (as this morning). Many thanks. APS.

[03/26/19]   Good Afternoon
As playground marking will be taking place on the Reception/Year 1 playground from 8am tomorrow morning, kindly walk round the front of school to the main playground entrance where you will be met by staff to direct children into class.
Many thanks

[01/14/19]   We have some medium two shelved metal wall mounted cabinets that we no longer have use for - if you would like to offer us a donation for one, please pop into the school office.

[12/13/18]   Good Morning-Tomorrow the children may come to school in uniform with the addition of a Christmas Jumper and pay £1 donation towards Save the Children. Thank you.

[12/12/18]   A really big 'Thank you' to everyone for all the kind donations of food items for our Reverse Advent Calendar - there's still time to donate and we'd really love some non-food items as well eg: deodrant, toilet paper, shower gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste, laundry powder, washing up liquid, baby food or baby wipes.


We are having a raffle here at APS to raise funds for our Reception play area - if you would like to purchase tickets, please visit the school office. For prizes please see photos below.

[12/06/18]   We are planning to have a Reverse Advent Calendar in each class to donate to local foodbanks. The principle is that every day an item is added to the box and at the end of term we donate the contents to a local foodbank. Donations will be collected from Monday 3rd to Monday 17th December. Therefore we would be grateful if either a tin or a box of food or any packaged foodstuffs, in date and suitable for a family to enjoy over the
Christmas period on any of those days could be brought to the school office.

[11/14/18]   We have found a bank card on our school playground-please contact the school office if you think it may be yours.

[11/14/18]   CHILDREN IN NEED - Friday 16th November
We are raising money for this wonderful charity and children may come dressed in something ‘spotty’ and donate a £1 ‘fine’.

[10/03/18]   Good Morning-With immediate effect the Norwich Road entrance gate will be no longer available for access to our site, this is in conjunction with our new security program. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience but site security has to take priority. Entrance to and from our school will only be via the gates on Besthorpe Road.

[09/27/18]   We would like to welcome parents and children who are due to start Year 3 in September 2019 to a Parent Meeting in the school hall on Friday 2nd November at 2.30pm or 6.00pm

[09/27/18]   We would like to welcome parents and children who are due to start Reception in September 2019 to a
Reception Parent Meeting in the school hall
on Wednesday 17th October at 3.30pm or 6.00pm

[09/26/18]   Hello- The Friends of Attleborough Primary are holding their AGM at 6.30pm at school - all parents welcome. Thank-you. APS

[09/06/18]   PARENT APP: The Parent Payment App is in the process of being updated. The Android App update is available for parents but the Apple version is still in the process of being released. If parents have auto-update enabled on their phones this update will happen automatically, if not they will be able to update the App from their App Store. The Parent Portal is available for Apple users whilst we wait for this version to be released.

[09/06/18]   Morning- School opens today-Drop off procedures have changed as we have 3 entrance gates opened at 8.40am by members of staff. If children arrive before 8.40am please use waiting area close to Playplus. After 8.40am parents can drop children at gates with staff as before.Back gate and side gate near staff car park closes at 8.50am-gate near playplus with remain open until 9am. After this time use intercom. Y3 and Y1 children can be accompanied to the playground. Thank you.

[07/25/18]   As it's now the Summer holidays, please remember our Summer Reading Bingo - details on the school website.

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[07/11/18]   Our Parent Forum are meeting tomorrow night at 6pm. We have attendance, building work and the SEN Information Report on the agenda. All welcome!


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[07/10/18]   As part of Norse Commercial Services’ theme days, tying in with the school curriculum and national events, we will be holding a special ‘Munch Lunch with Nelson’ on Thursday 12th July. THIS IS THE ONLY MEAL AVAILABLE ON THE DAY (NO HOT OPTION AVAILABLE) The themed menu will be an outdoor picnic:

Filled Baguette – Ham or (v) Cheese
Mini Sausage Roll
(v) Vegetarian Sausage
Mixed Vegetable Bag
(pepper, cucumber, carrot and cherry tomato)
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Brownie Slice
Watermelon Wedge
Fruit Cuplet

If you would like your child/children to have lunch on this day then please order either via the app or on the day.
As it is a teddy bears picnic, we suggest children bring along their favourite teddy bear.




Besthorpe Road
NR17 2
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