The school continues to maintain strong links with the local community.
The children are actively involved in fundraising for the wider community; examples of charities supported are: Macmillan Cancer Care; Poppy Appeal; Barnardos; Acorns Hospice; Christmas Shoebox appeal; Children in Need and Red Nose Day.
The school liaises closely with secondary schools both in Ross and Monmouth and Year 6 pupils take part in transition visits. We also have close links with Llangrove Leapfrogs, the local pre-school playgroup, who are based on the school premises.
The PTFA willingly help at events and support our activities throughout the year; this reflects the friendly and inclusive ethos of our school, they raise around £2,500 annually to fund school activities and equipment. The PTFA also provides valuable social opportunities for those in our school community to meet and have fun. Everyone is welcome to participate (all school families are automatically members) and creative minds are welcomed to dream up new fundraising ideas and to help decide how best to spend the money the PTFA makes. Regular posters and flyers and updates on the school website enables the PTFA to keep in touch with all those involved with the school. Recent projects which have been funded by the PTFA include subsidising transport for trips and swimming lessons, providing class dictionaries and thesauruses, trips to Christmas pantomime costs and Christmas party gifts.
Further information is posted on the PTFA noticeboard next to the school entrance gate.
We welcome offers of help from parents or carers and friends who have special interests which would appeal to the children. Volunteers may help in a variety of ways, such as reading, Art and DT work and cooking. It is a governors’ policy following statutory guidance that all people working with children are checked using rigorous Safeguarding Children and Child Protection procedures.