Welcome to St Andrew's Church of England Primary Academy



We are really pleased to be able to share our SIAMs (Statutory Inspection of Anglian & Methodist Schools (SIAMS).  We are delighted that our strengths have been fully recognised and that the school was judged overall to be a good Church school: "The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Andrew's as a Church of England school are good".

The quality of our "vibrant, inviting spiritually enriching" learning environment and the "very strong sense of belonging to a caring, inclusive Christian community, where there is mutual respect" as well as pupils' enjoyment of RE lessons where "We watch video clips, have discussions and I look forward to RE now because it is fun and I learn and remember more" are among the many positives highlighted in the report.  As we move forward in 2017, we look forward to building on the GOOD result and apply the lessons leaned to other area of the school improvement as well as aiming to continue this good work by further developing RE lessons, as well as other recommendations made in the report to work towards an Outstanding outcome next time we are inspected.

The full report came be found under the tab About us > Ofsted/SIAS


Attendance and success

Good attendance is vital for good progress at school - Children only get one chance at school, and your child's chances of a successful future may be affected by not attending school regularly.

Please take a look at the Attendance information under the Parents Tab.


For our latest Diary Dates please see the Parents tab - Newsletters



The tree represents the fact that we are a nurturing, forest school. 

The leaves represent the diversity and unity of our school community working and learning together. It represents the fact that we are about the growth of the whole child and that we are stronger as a team. 

The hand as the branches of the tree represents our 'AIM high' motto, reaching up for strength and support from the community, as well as aiming to be good contributors to our community - striving to be the best we can be. 

The tree growing out of the book comes from how we see that children grow from their learning, inspiring a love of books and reading, as well as respect and love of the stories in the Bible. 

The white cross at the heart of the tree, makes clear our commitment to our church values and the fact that we are proud of our status as church academy within the DNEAT family. 

 Written collectively by St. Andrew's pupils & staff, Jan 2016 


We are life-long learners... What does that mean? Find out here...

 Our small school (50 children on roll) is also home to our thriving pre-school, Little Sunbeams.

We serve the communities of North and South Pickenham and the surrounding area.  Could you help by becoming one of our team of school Governors (more information on being a Governor) or joining the Friends of St Andrew's?

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