It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our School website. At Alford Primary School we pride ourselves on our proven ability to ensure all our children are happy, safe and reach their individual potential. We are a busy and thriving School where 'a love of learning' is truly evident from the moment you step through the door.

Children have just one childhood; we believe their primary school experience should be nurturing and exciting. At Alford Primary School, we know it is both our duty and privilege to help children make the most of their precious childhood years, building a firm foundation for the rest of their lives. The children are at the heart of our curriculum which is designed to excite, challenge and support every child, to find strengths and to build aspirations.

We hope that our website is useful and informative and we hope that what you see here will inspire you to visit us and see for yourself Alford's wonderful, nurturing environment.

Mrs Debbie Forster


Key Information

For key information about the school, including Policies, Curriculum and Our Aims and Visions, please click HERE.

Term Dates

To see information about our term dates, attendance and attendance policy, please click HERE.

Need to know what is going on at School?

Have you been looking for that elusive lost newsletter from the depths of your child's book bag? Our School News page has links to our latest Whole School Newsletter. Our School News page will also keep you informed of latest events at our School, as well as important upcoming dates for your diary.

On our Lunchtimes page you will also find copies of our latest menu as well as information about how you can register for Free School Meals.

Looking for ways to support your child at home? In addition to your child's Class Page, our Support page has links to how we teach Reading, Writing and Maths and how you can support child your with these subjects at home as well as key information on how to keep your child safe when using the internet at home.

Can't remember which day a club is running? Find out more on our Clubs page.

See what we've Done!

To view our gallery of what we have acomplished recently please click HERE.



If you would like your child to attend our School please click HERE to read our Admissions policy. Please note that all admissions are administered by the Lincolnshire County Council Admissions Service.

Please download at application form at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions or call 01522 782030

Settling in with us

At Alford Primary School we are committed to doing everything we can ensure that children settle into their new surroundings as easily and happily as possible.

We work extremely closely with our local pre-schools and are part of the Lincolnshire Transition Project, where our transition puppet Louis is used effectively to help children with the transition to School.

A copy of our special ‘All About School’ book is sent to each (pre-school) setting.  We also have a special online animated version of our ‘Starting School Transition Book’ which can be watched HERE

Our School Council

The School council is an important role for students within our school.

This year we have dedicated a new page to giving you information about the councilors, their achievements and future plans. To find out more please click HERE.

School Fund Raising

Easyfundraising.org.uk is a website that lets you shop online and raise money for Alford Primary School.

Click HERE to see how much we've raised so far.


How to Contact Us
If you need to get in contact with Alford Primary School:

Telephone: 01507 463 414


Mrs Debbie Forster BSc., PGCE

Deputy Headteacher:
Mrs Lisa Button

Mrs Ros Simpson

Learning Mentor:
Mrs Karen Hickinbottom

Office Staff
Mrs Judy Pickwell - Administrator
Mrs Julie Dale- Support Staff (Lunchtime cover for Administrator)

Chair of Governors:
Karen Parsons

Site Manager
Mr Tony Pickwell


Emergency school closures

Should the School need to close in the event of severe weather we will contact the local radio stations - BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincs FM.


Also you can check the Lincolnshire County Council Closures Page for a list of closed Schools in Lincolnshire.


If the School is not on the list, then we are open.


Hanby Lane,
LN13 9BJ


Parent View

Your views about our School are important to us. If you are a registered parent / carer of a pupil at Alford Primary School you can click HERE to share your views by completing OfSTEDs online survey, Parent View.

To date we have had 35 responses on Parent View. This does not reflect the response that we get to our annual parental questionnaire. Parent View is not designed for the purpose of making a complaint, but it is a means of giving constructive feedback about our School. Any complaints should follow our complaints procedure.

We send out our Parental Questionnaire annually and always get an overwhelmingly positive response. Last year from the many returns we received nearly 100% were either 'strongly agree' or 'agree' There were very few 'neither' responses and this reflected the fact that parents had no experience of the issue covered in the question.

It would be really helpful if parents / carers could reflect their views on Parent View.

Holidays in term time

The law states that parents do not have the automatic right to take their child out of School for holidays during term time.

All Schools have received clarification from the Department of Education about children taking holidays during term time. As of September 2013, Headteachers will not be able to authorise any holiday requests during school time.

If there are exceptional reasons (not holidays) for parents taking their children out of school, a meeting must be arranged with the Headteacher in order to discuss this. The Headteacher can then seek advice from the DfE


Attendance & Absences

There is a clear link between good attendance in school and achievement in class. At Alford Primary School we are committed to ensuring that each child has the opportunity to learn to the best of their ability and reach their full potential. To achieve this it is vital that children attend school every day, and arrive on time.

Parents / Carers have a legal duty to send their children to school regularly and ensure that they arrive on time. Our Education Welfare Officer works closely with our School to monitor attendance and absence issues and support families to achieve the best possible attendance

If your child is going to be absent could you please make sure that you let the School know before 9.30am.

We ask that, where possible, medical and other appointments are arranged for outside the School day.