Welcome to Linden Primary School
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Linden Primary School website and thank you for taking an interest in our school. Here you will find a snapshot of life at Linden Primary School, as well as providing up to date information for our parents and pupils.
Linden Primary School is situated in Gloucester City and we currently have 445 on roll from Reception through to Year 6. As a school in the centre of the community, we pride ourselves on placing our children and their families at the heart of everything we do.
Our school values to nurture, respect, inspire and achieve underpin all we do and the high expectations we have set for ourselves are reflected in our school ethos of ‘Growing Together to Create Lifelong Learners.’
Linden Primary School is special for all those involved: pupils, parents and families, staff and Governors. We aim to recognise every individual for their unique blend of skills, talents and attributes and provide them with the support, confidence and right level of challenge to achieve their goals. In addition to a broad, creative and inspirational curriculum, our school prides itself on the pastoral care that we provide. We recognise that in order for our pupils to learn and reach their full potential, they need a happy, caring, respectful, hard-working and safe environment.
Our website gives you an insight to our happy and welcoming school. However, to really experience Linden Primary School, please do come for a visit. We warmly welcome visitors and appointments are made through the school office.
We look forward to meeting you.
Latest message from Mrs Collins:
Wrap Around Care Provision - September 2020
We are currently putting in place our plans and risk assessing our whole school offer ready for a September return. Please find included a google questionnaire to be completed if you think that you will, or know that you will require wrap around care provision. This is only an indication to allow us to plan for consistent groupings and staffing. Further booking information will follow in time. There are some changes to the structure of the provision on offer and the associated charges. Please see below and note that breakfast is offered to all attending and a snack is served after 5pm.
7.30am start £3.00
7.45am start £2.50
4pm £5.00, for 2 siblings £8.50
5pm £7.00, for 2 siblings £12.50
6pm £9.00, for 2 siblings £16.50
Snack / meal served from 5pm
Please can we have all responses as soon as possible.
Risk Assessment, FAQs and Home School Agreement:
GCC COVID19 Risk Assessment Linden Primary School.pdf
UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
There many resources and step-by-step guides available on www.internetmatters.org to help pupils, parents and staff stay safe online.
Supporting children online at home – 4 things to things do:
- Recognise that due to the current situation children and young people (as well as parents and carers) are going to be spending considerably more time online.
- Don’t worry so much about screen time – rather focus on-screen use. What are children and young people actually doing when they are online – there should be a good balance of different activities.
- Have tech-free mealtimes and don’t have technology in the bedroom overnight.
- Talk to your children – take time to understand what they are doing online – don’t always assume that they are up to no good. The most important thing is that if something went wrong (and of course there is evidence to suggest that there are people who exploiting the current situation to trick people when they are at their most vulnerable) children and young people would feel that they would be able to come and speak to someone. The way we react when our children tell us about a problem is absolutely crucial – overreacting is not an option.
Whilst a child is absent from school due to self-isolation, we would recommend that parents try to continue their learning with them at home. Reading daily with your child is important and hopefully your child knows their Mathletics and Time Table Rockstars login so can access activities and learning on there. Below are a number of recommended website for use at home: