Penny Derries- Headteacher
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Our website aims to paint a picture of our rich curriculum and versatile approach to whole school, class and individualised learning but is no substitute for a personal visit to experience the ethos and culture of the life of our school in action.

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Mrs Derries set a Maths/Science  challenge to all classes to grow and measure Sunflowers. The competition has begun. Good luck everyone. 
If you would like to join in with the Sunflower Challenge at home just email the photographs of your fully grown Sunflower along with its height to
As a school we are also doing a science challenge which can be seen in our Curriculum Part of the website, please have a look. 
Oak Class have returned to the Allanton Village Hall project. They have tidied up the garden and planted some new plants ready for the community to enjoy.

National Artist, Background Bob is the alter ego of 12 year old Noah who recently appeared on The One Show. Described as a cheeky lad with cerebral palsy his background paintings have become hugely popular. Initially starting as a project during the first covid lockdown, the idea and the project took off. Noah would paint the backgrounds and artists would collaborate by painting on top.

Soon capturing the imagination the result is that more than 200 artists took part. Background Bob then published a book of the works which sold out raising more than £18k for charity. The next stage is to sell the original works themselves via an online auction on ebay. The money raised will raise vital funds for the Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity.

The children in Maple and Willow joined the artists painting on the backgrounds created by Noah and donated funds they had raised from their scone making business to Noah's charity. You can follow Background Bob on instagram

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