About Romsey Abbey School
My name is Julie-Anne Palfrey and I am the Head Teacher of Romsey Abbey Church of England Primary School. Whether you are a prospective parent or one of our existing parents, I would like to extend a warm and friendly welcome to you. We hope this web site will give you a hint of what our school is all about, but this can never replace first-hand experience. Therefore we would encourage you to come and see us in action and speak to our staff and children yourself.
We are a friendly and caring school in the centre of a town but it feels more like a village. Each year we have up to 30 children begin in our Reception class and these children remain together until they are ready to move to Secondary School.
Romsey Abbey Primary School provides a safe and happy learning environment where children and adults share in the joy of learning. Set in beautiful grounds; with our own woodland and playing fields right in the heart of Romsey, we welcome families from across the Test Valley.
We are aiming to offer high quality education within a Christian context and, as such, have very close links with Romsey Abbey. Although a voluntary aided school we are very much here for the whole community and as such have children and staff with a Christian faith, other faiths or no faith. We teach RE in line with the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus and are using Understanding Christianity as a tool. We hold a daily act of collective worship and one of these each week is led by a member of the Romsey Abbey clergy team.
Our worship, timetabled for the year, is planned carefully by the school in liaison with the Abbey. This ensures that we are able to make the most of the festivals and the Church calendar. Once every half-term our children attend a Eucharist service at Romsey Abbey to which parents are invited.
As a school we see the Abbey as an extension of our buildings and we make use of this resource as often as possible. Some examples this year include: an Anglo-Saxon history day and an overnight residential in the Abbey. It is our rich curriculum alongside our distinctively Christian nature that enables us to flourish. Our education is underpinned by Christian values.
Children learn best when their school and parents work together in partnership. We value the importance of parental involvement. Our parents have regular opportunities to meet teaching staff to discuss the individual progress of their children and have the chance to come in and learn more about what their child is doing in school. Our Senior Leadership Team is made up of myself, the Deputy Headteacher, the Inclusion Manager and School Business Manager.
Children achieve extraordinary things at Romsey Abbey. Each year they explore new frontiers within a broad curriculum, put on spectacular plays, regularly perform in concerts and compete against local teams. Other quieter successes make us equally proud and happen every day - maybe a fear is overcome or something new attempted.
We are confident that your child will be happy in our school and we look forward to working with you and your family to achieve the very best for your child.
I would be very glad to show you around our school. Please ring the school office to make an appointment.
Julie-Anne Palfrey (B.Ed hons)
Romsey is a historic market town located in Hampshire, England.
At Romsey Abbey Primary School we are very lucky to have such fantastic links with Romsey Abbey, an ancient community church that can trace its origins back to 907 AD.
For more information on the Abbey please click here.