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Anstey School is at the heart of it's community

One of the joys of being a ‘village school’ is the friendly, giving community with which we are surrounded. This has many indirect benefits which are apparent throughout the school year. There are also several identifiable benefits of a close community spirit:-

1.  Reverend James Sawyer and Pastor Ian Palmer visit our school to participate in assemblies.


2. The Anstey Fair, held in July, is a big event in our school calendar and a hugely enjoyable afternoon for everyone involved. The children and parents help man games and stalls at this community event in the heart of our village. Live bands play and delicious cream teas and hog roast sandwiches are served. We have been very lucky to benefit from the fund raising activities that go on here. 

3. Volunteers:-

  • Reading – Regular volunteers come into school for weekly one-to-one reading practice with the children and to help with activities such as art, D&T, sewing or cooking. (As a matter of course, all volunteers working with the children are DBS checked.)

  • Every year, Stagestruck (based in Anstey) supply and put up staging and sound/lighting equipment for our Christmas production for which we are very grateful.

  • Tom Sealy (governor and retired head of Anstey) helps in class regularly on a Tuesday.

  • Kate Oxley (governor) regularly helps in class on a Wednesday.

Community Newsletters

The School writes regular contributions for Anstey News and the Buntingford Journal.

These articles provide a great way for us to let the rest of the Community know all that is going on at Anstey First School.

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