Community Links

Sport Relief 2020


The Equality and Justice Team organised a range of fund raising initiatives to support this year's Sport Relief, including biscuit sales, dressing up day and a huge danceathon at the end of the day. £375 was raised toward this hugely worthwhile cause. Well done to the team for organising a brilliant day. 



    Dursley Lionesses and Lions Club           

 We have been fortunate to have the recent support of both the Lioness and Lions club.

 The Lionesses have donated a series of books to the Academy to help the children understand more about environmental issues. We are really grateful for help with this important issue.   The Lions Club have chosen to support our Early Years Foundation Stage by donating funding for plants in the middle garden. This will provide lots of new learning opportunities for the children and make our Academy a more engaging and interesting place. Many thanks Lions and Lionesses of Dursley .                                                                                         


This year the School raised £472 to support Children in Need, by selling Pudsey biscuits at breaktimes, and having a dress as you like day. Children also painted Pudsey rocks to hide in the local community for others to find and re-hide. 

We have been running a breakfast club at the Academy for a number of years, however, this Autumn, we joined FARESHARE SOUTH WEST who now provide weekly deliveries of all the food we need for the club. We are delighted that by running the breakfast club in this way, we continue to support our families, while also helping to tackle food waste at the same time. If you are interested in finding out more about Fareshare South West, click here.

Dursley Primary has close links with the Stroud Foodbank. All of the food and toiletries collected for this year's Harvest Festival Worship were taken directly to the Foodbank to be distributed to the local community. 

We have been running a weekly savings club at the Academy since 2018. 

LifeSavers is a financial education programme for primary schools, giving children the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage money well.

Habits around money are being formed by the age of 7 and just 5% of parents think that their children leave school with the skills needed to manage money well.LifeSavers equips teachers to teach financial education, supports schools to set up savings clubs and provides resources to engage parents and families.


Image result for dursley in bloomOur Environment Team, who meet weekly, work together with Dursley in Bloom as part of the town's entry into Britain in Bloom. Judges from the RHS noted on their marking sheet that, " quickly becoming the bug hotel capital of Gloucestershire!" Dursley In Bloom retained their Gold Certificate in 2019. 


We have strong links with Henlow Court having visited several times, had two residents volunteer to hear children read, and were delighted when we were asked to participate in an art project with residents which culminated in a gallery displayed at the care home. 

Valentines Day at Henlow Court     

          Art project underway at the Academy 

 The art  on display at Henlow Court residential care home.

 Dursley Primary participates annually in the Read for Good Readathon. The idea behind Read for Good is to encourage children to read  through  sponsored Readathons in schools, which helps provide books for school libraries, and books and storytellers for children in hospital throughout the UK, reaching 150,000 hospitalised children each year. Our whole Academy Trust takes part in this initiative, “Readathon is a powerful way to foster a culture of community and reading for pleasure across our academy chain.” Rachel Howie CEO DGAT. Last year we raised £576.50 for this wonderful cause.