Education is Freedom
We invited members of the local community to share our harvest work. They said they enjoyed it and would like to come again.
Secondary School and Dowdales cluster
Most pupils transfer at the age of 11 to the nearest secondary school which is Dowdales and is situated in Dalton.
Askam Village School maintains close links with Dowdales. The school management team regularly meet with Dowdales staff and termly liaison meetings are attended. Frequent visits are made by heads and staff from the school to Dowdales and vice versa. The children, too, exchange visits, sometimes to enjoy performances or some other special occasion, such as ‘taster’ lessons.
There is an annual programme of consultation meetings and pupil induction opportunities for pupils in years 5 and 6. We continually endeavour to forge links with all the local secondary schools so that the transition to secondary school is made as smooth and supportive as possible for our pupils. Children in Key Stage 1 take part in the annual Sports event for our cluster of schools.