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Welcome to Salmestone Primary school.


As a member of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) and The Attwood Foundation we are committed to providing outstanding academic provision for our pupils.

We have our own Nursery and provide an excellent transition programme for children about to enter our Foundation Stage. 


Our buildings are well maintained and are bright and welcoming thanks to many recent investments. We are committed to 21st century learning and preparing our children for the future. Every class has an interactive whiteboard and visualiser. We have a computer suite that will accommodate a whole class at a time as well as portable laptops and netbooks that can go into any class. We have recently purchased netbooks to ensure that each class from Year 1 to Year 6 has ten netbooks available for every lesson.

We provide a daily breakfast club as well as a range of before and after school clubs.

Staff at Salmestone have high aspirations for our pupils. It is our aim to engage all our children in their learning, developing a love of learning and so creating a community of confident independent learners who are well prepared for secondary school and beyond.

We have an open door policy for current and prospective parents; we encourage strong links between home and school for all our children and their families. We believe in school and home working together effectively, for the benefit of all our children.

At the heart of this is the provision of a safe and happy learning environment for all our pupils. A sense of community and belonging, with pride in self and school is key to this.

Executive headteachers Mrs J Askey-Brown and Mrs J Wetherell with to share with you, the many positive things other professionals have said about Salmestone. All of us at Salmestone are very proud of our continuing journey and we hope you are too. Onwards and upwards!

Outcomes from recent monitoring visits:


  1. Significant improvements to the environment, systems and practice. The school is ‘unrecognisable’ from where it was in April 2014.
  2. Good teachers have been recruited
  3. New outdoor environment for Early Years
  4. EYFS provision extends into Y1
  5. The school is a Rights Respecting School and this supports work on British Values
  6.  The numbers of children achieving a Good Level of Development at the end of the Reception year increased by 10% in 2015. This is in line with the National Average.
  7. The numbers of children achieving the required standard in the Y1 phonic screening increased by 20% and is now in line with the national average.
  8. Outcomes at the end of Y2 improved. The proportions of pupils achieving the higher 2A and L3 increased.
  9. There are high expectations of both behaviour and academic achievement. Pupils and staff respond to this. Children are proud of their new uniform.
  10. In 2015, pupils made good progress in reading and writing, (better than the national average). More pupils made good progress in Maths than in 2014.
  11. All children currently in the school are making good or better progress in all subjects.
  12. Marking is consistent across the school.
  13. Lessons are interesting and children want to learn. Consequently, they behave well in class.
  14. Behaviour around the school is good. Children enjoy school.
  15. School leaders make accurate judgements about the school and promote improvement effectively.