Welcome to Somerfords’ Walter Powell CofE Primary School

Welcome to Somerford’s Walter Powell CofE Primary School. 

New Starters – September 2021

If you are looking for a primary school place for September 2021 entry is now underway.  Parents can apply using the online system by visiting the Wiltshire Council website.  The deadlines for application are:

–           Midnight on 15 January 2021 for Primary School applications

We welcome the opportunity of showing you around Somerfords’ Walter Powell School.

To arrange your visit please call the school office on 01249 720797 for an appointment.


Covid-19 Information for Parents/Carers

We hope that our website gives you a good idea of the supportive and stimulating environment we provide both the pupils and their parents at our school: from pre-school through to Year 6.  From the start, our pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential.

We are a small village school serving children and families from Little Somerford and Great Somerford as well as children from the surrounding villages and towns.  Everything we do is focused on providing our pupils with the challenge and motivation to succeed.

Somerfords’ Walter Powell CofE Primary School is part of the Church of England family of schools.  We believe it is important to promote core Christian values by which to live and which help to develop a moral and spiritual awareness.

We have an open-door policy for parents so that we constantly communicate with them to ensure that their children are happy and getting the most from the opportunities we offer.

Our school is a part of a three-school partnership with two other local schools: Christian Malford and Seagry CofE Primary schools. The three schools are led by our Executive Headteacher, Mrs Andrea Kaye with Miss Lisa Shibley, who is the School Lead for Somerfords’ Walter Powell being responsible for the day-to-day running of the school.

Our Local Board and Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust are supportive and skilled and work closely with me to continue to grow our school. SHASA, our parent fundraising committee provide vital help with fundraising and social events. Together we form a strong team for our pupils through these important first years of their education.

It is impossible to include everything on our website so we hope that you will take the opportunity to come along to an Open Morning/Afternoon or call the office on 01249 720797 to arrange an appointment to visit.

Watch a short video from our children – What our children say about Walter Powell School

 Keeping in touch video by all staff :  Hello from all the staff at Walter Powell School & Pre-school

Somerfords’ Walter Powell CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers working with children are subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check.

  For more information or to arrange a visit please contact the Mrs Law or Miss Johns

in the school office on 01249 720797

or email admin.swp@dbat.org.uk