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Date 24.07.2024 - 01.09.2024
Alfred Lord Tennyson School
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Welcome to Alfred Lord Tennyson School

A new combined school bringing traditional values in education for children in and around Rushden.

Mrs K O’Connor

Mrs K O’Connor
Head teacher, Alfred Lord Tennyson School

Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to Alfred Lord Tennyson Primary School and Nursery. We are a unique school that is currently situated across two sites, and we can accommodate up to 30 children in each year group. Our Nursery, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage One (KS1) provision is based at our Infant Site on Highfield Road Rushden, catering for children aged 3-7. Our Key Stage Two (KS2) Junior site, is based at Alfred Street, catering for children aged 7-11.

On the 1st September 2023, Tennyson Road Infant School and Alfred Street Junior School amalgamated to become a Primary School. We named our new school after the renowned poet Alfred Lord Tennyson as developing a love of reading is at the heart of our curriculum. For the next exciting phase of our journey, we plan to merge onto one site by September 2025.

Alfred Lord Tennyson is a small one form entry school that has a special ‘family’ feel. Many generations of families continue to pass through our doors. Our Junior site at Alfred Street, has been at the heart of Rushden for over 150 years. Local members of our community are encouraged to continue to be part of our ‘Alfo’ family and many of the school’s traditions that have been in place over the years, have continued, whilst also ensuring that our children are ready to embrace our ever changing and developing society. Our school is affiliated with the Royal British Legion due to our rich History, and continues to collaborate with Rushden Rotary Club, local churches, and community groups.

All staff work hard to build supportive and collaborative relationships with our parents. We pride ourselves on being a nurturing school that goes the ‘extra mile’ to provide for our children and families and we have a dedicated Family Support Worker and Learning Mentor who aim to ensure that everyone is supported, listened to, and cared for. Part of our vision is that all children thrive. We achieve this by providing a broad, challenging curriculum and exciting experiences, alongside a high level of pastoral care, to ensure that all needs are met, and talents are fostered. We work closely with Northamptonshire Sports Partnership and Rushden Sports Cluster, to ensure that our children have the opportunity take part in a range of competitions and sporting events and are proud to have achieved our Silver Sports Mark. We also provide a diverse range of clubs such as: gardening, art, languages, crochet, boccia, football, dodgeball – all free of charge. The school also has a Music Mark as recognition for our contributions to developing music. We work with NMPAT (Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust) and provide peripatetic music lessons and have a specialist music teacher who delivers our singing curriculum and takes our choir. We are also a welcoming, inclusive and diverse school, and are proud to have children from a range of different ethnic backgrounds and we make adaptations to our curriculum and make changes to our provision to meet all of our children’s needs.

As Headteacher of Alfred Lord Tennyson I am very passionate about providing a kind, caring, and nurturing ethos for our children, staff, families, and local community, as well as having high expectations of behaviour and achievement. I am proud of our school and all that we have achieved and look forward to working with our families to continue our journey.

Mrs K O’Connor
Mrs K O’Connor
Mrs K O’Connor

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School Policies

School Policies

Statutory and Supporting Files that dictate how we provide teaching and learning at Alfred Lord Tennyson School

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Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

The Curriculum at Alfred Lord Tennyson School is at the heart of what we offer across all year groups and subjects.

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Our Nursery

Our Nursery

Our Nursery makes your little one's early years special with a dedicated team to support their learning and development.

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Nursery and Infant Site

Highfield Road,
NN10 9QD
Telephone: 01933 314161

Junior Site

Alfred Street
NN10 9YS
Tel: 01933 353762

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