All about Aloeric
‘Making a difference… every day!’
Background to Aloeric Primary School
In history, the first Aloeric was a Norman Knight who was granted the villages of Melksham and Poulshot by William the Conqueror. His name lives on for our school, which was originally built in 1972 with seven classrooms around courtyards. Since then, the school has grown in popularity to become one of the largest in Wiltshire with over 360 children – this has led to the addition of two modern teaching blocks for our junior-aged pupils.
From Sept 2016 there will be 14 classes, with two parallel classes in each year group; from the youngest in Foundation Stage (YR) up to Year 6.
The school is very well-resourced, with Infant and Junior libraries, a separate Computer Suite, a separate SEN Department, computer zones, laptops and iPads for other specialist computer work, an undercover external classroom area for the Foundation Stage pupils, a mobile classroom that has been turned into a ‘Family Room’, where a Breakfast Club operates in the mornings, a toddler group meets each week and where specialised family support sessions and community meetings can be held. The school has extensive grounds, with well equipped Infant & Junior playgrounds (with canopies for shelter) a good-sized sports field, environmental areas (with a pond, planters, vegetable patches, and a sensory garden) and parking for 60 bicycles and over 40 scooters at the front of the school. The site is also protected by CCTV to ensure the safety of key areas of the school.