Welcome to Christ the King Catholic School!
It is my joy and privilege to welcome you to Christ the King Catholic School. Our caring school offers rich and meaningful learning opportunities for primary aged children living in and around Amesbury. As a Catholic school we are proud to provide education for pupils of all faiths or none, that is rooted in the core values that will enable every child to not only learn, but grow as considerate and hardworking individuals.
At Christ the King, everyone is valued for their strengths and, enabled to achieve both academically and socially by providing the right support for their specific needs. We have fully introduced the Thrive Approach® to our school; this means that every child is accepted and nurtured so that they can feel happy, safe, and successful in our school and beyond. Our school dog, Magnus, adds a further furry dimension to this!
One word that people often use when they describe our school is “inclusive”: here you will find that every individual is valued and welcomed heartily. Our dedicated staff team strive to ensure that the needs of all children in our care are met fully, through a calm and purposeful learning environment.
We are the only school in Amesbury that also has an SEN Resource Base – a specialist environment for children with communication and interaction needs. Whilst admissions to the Resource Base are made via the local authority, we are very much ‘one school’ and our staff work closely together as one team to ensure that pupils within our resource base are afforded the opportunities to work, play and pray within our mainstream school.
In March 2023, Christ the King joined a family of schools as part of The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust. This has enabled further support and development for our school, enhancing opportunities as part of a group of schools with the same aim: “to provide excellent education, to celebrate the uniqueness of our schools and each member in them and to welcome everyone,” (DCET CEO, Helen Taylor).
Our charming school is supported by an enthusiastic parent association, dedicated local governing committee and passionate staff team – but the best advocates for our school are our wonderful pupils. Visits to our school from prospective parents are warmly welcomed, where I have no doubt you will see for yourself all that Christ the King Catholic can offer for your child.
Mrs Sophie Short