Our Mission Statement
As a Church of England school, our caring, Christian environment gives us the
security to nurture the enthusiasm for learning that will enable us to develop into
confident, competent and caring human beings.

Letter from the Headteacher of Frome Valley First School, Ms Julie Thorp:


Dear Parents/Carers,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family on behalf of the staff and governors of Frome Valley CE  First School. I feel very privileged to be the Headteacher of such a lovely school within the community of Crossways.

Everyone involved in the life of the school works together as a team to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which your child can learn, grow and flourish. We aim to nurture each child as an individual, enabling them to achieve their full potential and prepare them for the years that lie ahead as they grow into young adults. At the heart of our school is the belief that we all share values that help us to be responsible, respectful and caring members of society. We are very proud of the Christian ethos of our school and our belief that citizenship and a sense of community are as important as academic achievements.

We encourage parents to join in the vital partnership with the school that enables us to provide the best possible start to your child’s education.

Our latest Ofsted inspection graded our school as “good with outstanding features” (May 2013).  Our SIAS inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools) graded us as an “outstanding” Church of England school. (November 2012)


“Pupils’ achievement is good and improving. Standards of attainment are above average

and progress is quickening across the school. The teaching of reading and mathematics,

and pupils’ subsequent progress in these aspects, are particular strengths.”


“Pupils’ outstanding behaviour, and very supportive relationships with each other and with very

caring staff, typify the exceptionally positive learning atmosphere

evident in all parts of the school..”


“The school has many strengths, but the central driver is the coherence, continuity and progression of provision which stems from detailed team planning and reflective and insightful evaluation leading in turn to confident progress as a distinctive and highly effective church school.”


We look forward to welcoming your child to our school.


Yours sincerely,



Julie Thorp