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'Growing in Faith and Learning' 'Life in all it's fullness' John 10:10

Welcome to St Leonard's CofE Primary School

Welcome to St. Leonard’s Church of England Primary School. We hope our website gives you a flavour of our vibrant, happy school and the achievements of our delightful children. We are a thriving church school in the picturesque village of Wigginton with a strong Christian ethos, growing in faith and learning. We passionately believe in developing the ‘whole child’ and ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their goals and shine in their own unique and wonderful way. Our kind, caring and dedicated team nurture, motivate and encourage our children to be confident and well-rounded members of their community. I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of St. Leonard’s, a place where children develop a passion for learning, feel good about themselves, are proud of their achievements and create lasting memories of friendship and connection in our school family. I warmly invite you to come and visit us at St. Leonard’s Mrs Kirsty Cullen, Headteacher.


English Intent Statement


At St. Leonard’s, our intent is to instil a love and passion for reading and writing in every child. We want children to flourish by giving them access to a rich English curriculum based on high quality texts. Our aim is to give the children the opportunities to write across a range of genres and for different audiences and purposes, and to read a variety of books from different authors and topics. In our school, English is to be the foundation for every subject in our curriculum, and the skills that children develop in their English lessons are to be transferred across the whole curriculum.


This year (2023/24), we are working on the following areas:

  1. To raise outcomes in phonics through the effective implementation and monitoring of the new SSP programme.
  2. To develop the use of the school library as a resource for reading for pleasure.
  3. To review and monitor the school's reading provision to adopt new strategies in line with the guidance in 'The Reading Framework', published by the DFE in July 2023.
  4. To ensure effective teaching and learning of reading in KS2 through whole class guided reading. 


If you would like any more information about how English is taught and assessed in our school, please don't hesitate to contact me using the contact details below.


English Co-ordinator: Laura Cooke

Early Years Development Matters (pages 1 and 4 for the English sections)

Our new school library! January 2023

James Carter Visit

Tamworth Library visit

Storytime at St. Leonard's