Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Welcome to the website of Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy! We hope you enjoy looking through our pages and finding out some more information about our lovely primary school.

Teaching values

Learning here is underpinned by our six core values: Enjoy, Success, Respect, Community, Responsibility and Compassion. We believe that a rich and engaging curriculum is every child’s entitlement so that they enjoy their learning. The children tell us every day how much they love coming to school and feel safe, happy and valued. We have worked incredibly hard to ensure that the provision in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is fantastic so that children get the best possible educational start in life. Our doors are always open for you to visit us and see our school in action.

Celebrating our successes

We’re delighted to share with you the positive feedback our academy has received. This is reflective of the continued hard work and dedication of teachers, pupils and parents throughout their seven year journey through our school. 

“I was very pleased to see your school’s provisional Key Stage 2 results, which position Ilminster Avenue as one of our region’s highest performing schools. In a year when standards expected have been higher than ever, it is impressive to reflect upon the results that you have been able to achieve.”

Rebecca Clark, Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – letter dated 2nd nov 2016

I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils for the very high level of progress pupils in your school are making. Your school’s results…show that your school is amongst the top 3% of schools in England in terms of the progress your pupils make between key stage 1 and the end of key stage 2 in English reading, writing and mathematics.

Nick Gibb, MP

Ensuring our children are safe

Our Academy believes that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Every member of staff who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility, every member of staff is instructed to take a “child-centred” approach, considering at all times what is in the best interests of the child.

Our Academy is also committed to ensuring a culture of safe recruitment and, as part of that, have adopted recruitment procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children.

On behalf of everyone here at the academy, I extend my warmest wishes to you all and hope you enjoy our website.

Miss Hilary Dunford

Headteacher

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