About Our School

Aston Fence Junior & Infant School

Where Everybody is Somebody

Our school opened on 10 September 1877 and we are proud of its beautiful, unique building and spacious playing field.

Children start school in September of the academic year in which they are five years of age and leave us to transfer to secondary school at eleven. Continuity is important to us and our children find happiness and reassurance in knowing all the staff, in the consistent teaching methods, progressive curriculum content, consistent routine and high academic standards.

Address
Aston Fence J&I School, Sheffield Road, Woodhouse Mill, Sheffield S13 9ZD (Click here to open in Google Maps)

Phone
0114 2692688

Email
office@astonfence.org

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Introduction from the Headteacher

I would like to offer you a warm welcome to our wonderful school. At Aston Fence, we are passionate about education and as a school, we strive to develop the skills and talents of all our pupils and to nurture within them a love of learning, which will stay with them throughout their lives.

We are dedicated to teaching a broad and balanced curriculum which is based on first-hand experiences. Our cross-curricular approach to learning helps children to see the link between different subjects and encourages them to adapt their knowledge and skills to new experiences and opportunities.

Everyone in the school aims to do their best for our pupils and parental involvement plays an important role in this. We very much view parents as partners and value greatly the contribution which they make to their children's education. We know that children learn best when we all work in partnership with each other.

I hope our website gives you a flavour of the vibrant life of our school and the quality education we deliver, but if you would like to visit us in person, please contact us so you can see the wonderful things which happen every day and just how proud we are of our school.

Claire Dawson
Headteacher

Our Vision Statement

Our vision for Aston Fence is one of high standards achieved through the creative nature of the curriculum offered to children, the sense of purpose, relevance and the excitement in learning to which children are constantly and consistently exposed.

We have a learning culture of high and realistic expectations of everyone, children and adults alike.

We believe that active participation in learning is crucial, engaging children as active participants in their learning, not simply recipients of knowledge. Children are not seen as vessels to be filled. We provide opportunities for problem solving, creativity and independence in order to promote confidence and maturity.

There are many aspects of the educational process that we judge to be non negotiable, views that we hold with a passion about children’s education.

These include:

  • A school ethos that provides love, care and security for all children, as without those we do not believe children can learn to their full capacity;
  • The richness and diversity of experiences both within and outside the curriculum offer opportunities for success, independence and well developed self-esteem and confidence for all children;
  • A primary education that is a long lasting, memorable and joyful experience for children, something that they will look back on with affection  and deep regard for its fun, its enjoyment and excitement, its experiences and the relationships that contributed to a real love of learning and  sense of satisfaction at personal achievement;
  • The opportunity for every child to achieve their full potential, whatever their circumstances, by providing them with the foundations for future  learning and for success in life;
  • High expectations of every child and their capacity to learn that leads to high standards of achievement by all children;
  • High professional standards from all staff within the culture of  a learning organisation
  • A school that is genuinely child centred and child sensitive as an organisation, where fairness, compassion, humanity and tolerance abound, and a school where inclusion is lived every moment of every day;
  • A school that builds partnerships with families and the wider community
  • A stimulating working environment that is fit for purpose for both children and adults.

We have the courage, passion and conviction to establish what we believe is right and to maintain those characteristics in the education provided to the children whilst responding successfully to the accountability and expectations in relation to standards. It is a considerable challenge, but it is a realistic and achievable expectation. We believe that the children at Aston Fence deserve no less.

Our Values

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Aston Fence School logo in black and white

Contact the School

General Enquiries: Call 0114 269 2688

Report Absence or Lateness: Call or Message 07494 245043

Email: office@astonfence.org

Address: Aston Fence J&I School, Sheffield Road, Woodhouse Mill, Sheffield S13 9ZD

"Where Everybody is Somebody"

Our Vision

Our vision for Aston Fence is one of high standards achieved through the creative nature of the curriculum offered to children, the sense of purpose, relevance and the excitement in learning to which children are constantly and consistently exposed.

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