Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School

High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Page Updated 16.05.17
Exciting News:
Our Gardening Club have been short listed to have a chance of winning the prestigious title of "Gardening Club of the Year" with the RHS School Gardening Campaign.

So on Thursday 18th May we shall compile a short 10 minute video to submit to the RHS with the help of Mark Woodman.

Budding Gardeners Competition:
The older children of the club have been selected to represent our club and erect our pallet garden on Thursday 25th May.

We shall add photographs of the event later.

Community Planters:
On Wednesday 10th May the gardening club members divided up into two groups and with the help from our adult volunteers: Mr B, Emma, Amy and ex student Jonny - we set off to plant Dalia and lupin plants into the two raised beds coming into the village.

On Wednesday 17th we shall be visiting the play park to dig over the nettles and come up with some planting ideas.





News 09.03.17:

"I am absolutely thrilled to let you know that Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School's Gardening Club has won the Wilkinson Sword Gardening For Schools Campaign!

Wilkinson Sword, and the judges, were very impressed with both the design, and the great application letter, which embodied exactly what we want to achieve with the campaign – encouraging children to be passionate about gardening, which you are all doing a great job at!"


Some recent activities:





Gardening Club Plans for 2016-2017:

Edina Trust The crocuses have flowered and looking beautiful! The daffodils in pots are still to flower... the bulbs in the ground have started to open! The school grounds are looking colourful and stunning.

Riley has started to submit the data to the Edina Trust - so our daffodil bulbs in the ground have opened before the planted daffodil bulbs in the pots.



See our planting day here...


Bulbs 4 Kids:
The bulbs we have planted around the grounds and in pots are starting to appear out of the ground, so we shall see a burst of colour within the grounds over the next few weeks.



Yarnton Nurseries:
This is our 2nd year supporting this project where we shall be growing plants from seeds for the Hampton Court Flower Show, this year we have been very adventurous and have agreed to grow vegetables, flowers and lettuce leaves!

Looks like the green house is going to be a very busy place!

Budding Gardeners at RHS Garden Wisley:
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of Enid Blyton's Famouse Five books, the theme this year is : The Famous Five go on a Garden Adventure!

So we shall be designing our garden designs together as a team. I shall put all designs onto the website to share the children's creative art work.

If our application is successful we shall be invited to plant up our design on Thursday 25th May. Then the gardens will go on display throughout the summer half term, Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June.

Please note Mrs Finney can only take Year 2 and above to this competition and places are limited. More information to follow.

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2017:
Adults within the club shall be discussing individual children who have demonstrated a true passion for gardening.

RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2017:
Mrs Finney shall be nominating our gardening team to this competition as the Gardening Club have made an outstanding difference to our school grounds and within our community.

Grant Application:
A grant application has been submitted to apply for funding to revamp the growing area within the wildlife area, to erect raised beds and purchase more tools.

Finally a Big Thank You to our parent volunteers who give up their time to support the running of the club – The school and the club really appreciate your input.

Edina Trust Observations

Riley showing Dewi how to collect and record rainfall and temperature observations. Then submitting the weekly data to the National Museum Wales Data Base.

Riley and Dewi shall then share this with other members of the club. Young scientists at work - well done.


Edina Trust Bulb Planting Day:


Wilkinson Sword gardening 4 schools
Here are some of our designs:



See some of last year's activities HERE...