Mells C of E First School
Is Too Big
Mells C of E First School
Is Too Big
"Mells First School acknowledges our duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and expect everyone to share this commitment."
Mells Church of England First School is a voluntary controlled Church of England first school serving Mells and the surrounding villages, in Somerset, England. Several children also attend from the nearby market town of Frome.
We are a small, friendly and popular village school that provides education in a caring, family atmosphere and in a happy and safe environment.
Our school is located in a beautiful setting, with a superb unique building as our centre piece. We have super facilities, including: four wonderful classrooms, a hall, an outdoor classroom, a little garden, a playground, a field as well as our own outdoor activity trail, a wild area and a developing forest school provision. Scroll down this page for more information about our school.
Claire Chantler, Headteacher.
Please click here to read our most recent Ofsted inspection report.
Our School Song - Written with pupils in Year 3 and 4 and performed here by some of our children at Mells Daffodil Day festival 2017. Click here for the words.
Click here to download our weekly newsletter to find diary dates and messages.
From CEOP and Parent Zone
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not stray from it." (Proverbs 22:6)
Choosing a school for your child is one of the most difficult decisions any parent has to make. We hope that our website gives you an insight into our school, what we do, how we do it but most importantly our children and the results of being a Mells Church of England pupil.
We want every child who comes to Mells Church of England First School to leave at the end of Year Four as a happy, literate and numerate young person, equipped for not just their immediate future learning but for their life-long learning. We want every child to have developed their skills so they can question, explore, research, learn from and above all enjoy learning!
Happy children are successful children and at Mells we offer a safe and engaging environment. Our school building is full of character, steeped in history (over 200 years of school history and a further 300 years as a cotton mill) and our outdoor area is spacious, open and we utilise every part to ensure the children get the best outdoor opportunities.
We pride ourselves in being a school which genuinely cares for and nurtures our children, considering the needs of the whole child. We have two members of trained ELSA staff (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants), the first two in the whole of the Mendip area! We also have a trained Forest School leader and so we can offer places within our nurture group, social skills group or Forest School to children within our school.
We cannot share the warmth, family ethos and commitment we offer at Mells here on this webpage but hopefully as you browse through our site you will pick up on these underpinning characteristics. However, you can experience this in person by visiting our school and we urge any parent/carer who is considering a school for their child to come and visit us and see for themself.
We look forward to meeting you...
To create a safe, caring and inspirational learning environment, where we all thrive, achieve and grow happily together.
We walk together with our children on a journey of mutual learning and development.
We understand that we develop through and with each other, and that together we are more.
We respect the different ways in which people contribute and value these contributions equally.
We inspire an enthusiasm for learning and life.
We support each other to face our daily challenges with courage.
As a rural village school, we embrace nature and our natural environment as part of our growth and learning.
We have a Christian sense of community and giving, which nurtures our empathy and compassion.
Empathy and compassion
Service and giving
Honesty and truthfulness
It is the aim of our school to:
provide a fun and continually stimulating environment where children and adults are excited to learn and can grow confidently;
work together using Christian values to ensure a caring environment, where every member of our school community, without exception, feels included, valued and respected;
provide the highest quality teaching, support and leadership to our entire school community, celebrating every child's uniqueness;
share our passion for the great outdoors and our love of learning and playing outside come rain or shine;
be creative in helping to develop well-educated, happy, confident children through a school life that is rich in spiritual, cultural and artistic experiences;
nurture a self-belief and emotional intelligence by supporting each other with positive friendships and compassion;
promote curiosity and challenge children to ask questions to further their understanding of the world around them;
encourage children to dream and to believe that no dream is too big.
It is through the coming together of staff, governors, parents and children that these aims are achieved.
COME AND MEET US!
COME AND MEET US!
For further information, please contact Tracy Webb - our Business Manager or Helen Murtagh, our School Administrator
Mells Church of England First School