APPLEFORD School in Shrewton has a new headmaster.
David King joins the school, which caters for children with dyslexia, with 17 years of experience in the primary school sector, followed by work in the business sector before returning to education as headmaster of two independent special senior schools.
Appleford, the Wiltshire school for children with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties, has launched four additional Bursaries to fund specialist teaching.
The Shrewton-based co-educational school for children aged 7-16, will now award up to eight bursaries for up to 25% of the annual fees.
As part of their Book Week celebrations, the pupils and staff of Appleford School, were visited by story teller Lizzie Bryant. They were treated to a morning of Celtic myths and legends and all sat transfixed as they listened to stories about giants, magic and epic battles between good and evil. The morning was a great success and the mystical tales really captured the pupils’ imagination.
Appleford welcomed Salisbury MP John Glen this week, who made a special visit to the school to open their incredible new dining hall. Joining his was local architect, Paul Stevens who had been invited to create the space which would incorporate the style and period of the school with modern and environmental features. He explains:
Appleford School starts the new school year by welcoming back its former head teacher, Stella Wilson.
Stella first joined Appleford in September 1989 as Head of English. She was appointed to Deputy Head in 1996 and assumed the Headship in January 2006.
Appleford School celebrated their ‘Citizenship Day’ in May.
Organised by teacher Mr Bawden, this special day has been an annual event since 2003 and the children get a chance to meet people who dedicate their life to the caring of others and
Appleford put on two performances of “Alice, The Musical,” a musical version of Alice in Wonderland as their end of term play. Both shows were a great success and involved all the pupils of Appleford. The original story of “Alice in Wonderland”, written by Lewis Carroll, was adapted by Out of the Ark Music, a company that specializes in writing both scripts and musical scores for young people to perform.
On Friday 18th March Appleford School pupils raised a fantastic £281 for Comic Relief. Red noses were sold to pupils and staff for £1 each and were sold out in minutes. Some of these were made into earring and were worn by several staff members, to make the ultimate Red Nose Day fashion statement!