Sports Day 24th May 2023

The School hope to hold their annual Sports Day on the Banfield Recreation Ground on the morning of 24th May 2023 (weather permitting).

Scarecrow Trail 2023: 20th & 21st May

The theme this year is ‘K for Keevil School’ and the village will be decorated with 40 scarecrows. Follow Trail news on Facebook.

Any feedback for the FOKS team organising the Scarecrow Trail from residents should be made via Geoff West or Pat Tucker on the Parish Council, so that they can be addressed collectively during regular meetings between the school and the council.

Tuesday 24th January 2023, 6pm in the school hall: Information Sharing about Proposed New School Wall

You are welcome to join Lindsey Hermon (Headteacher), Ben Gunstone (Chair of Academy Council) and James Evans (Head of Estates at Acorn Education Trust) to learn more and ask questions about the proposed new school wall. Details will be provided about the reasons and processes the school and the Acorn Education Trust have been through to date, and there will be the opportunity to see plans.

Thursday 26th January 7pm at the school FOKS AGM

Friends of Keevil School are holding their AGM on Thursday 26th January @7pm in school. Followed straight after by the first Scarecrow Trail 2023 meeting. Everyone is welcome. We would love some village input. Hope to see some of you there.

News from Keevil School

A brief report from the Parish Council of the meeting at the school on July 12th 2021:

A meeting took place on the 12th July between members of the Parish Council and Keevil school Head Teacher Lyndsey Hermon, and School Governor Ben Gunstone. Various topics were raised, one of them being  that the current policy of parents dropping off pupils without parking up at the school had proved so successful that it is to be continued after the school returns in September for the Autumn Term. It is hoped that it will remain school policy indefinitely.

There is to be no Scarecrow Trail this year, but it is planned by FOKS, to reinstate the Trail next May. It was stressed that the school need to liaise with the Parish Council more closely on this matter as planning evolves from its infancy at the beginning of the year until fruition. It is hoped that better communications will lead to a more harmonious Trail that does not intrude on members of the village.

The school has also mentioned that there would be a presence from them at forth coming Council meetings, so that any issues that might affect the village can be presented.

Geoff West, chair, Keevil Parish Council

Further information from the school can be found on their website.

About the Scarecrow Trail

This popular annual event is managed by and for the benefit of Keevil School, not the village or villagers of Keevil. It is the largest fundraising event the school holds, and 10% of the profits go to local charities.

  • In 2018 £400 was donated to St Leonard’s Church, £400 to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, and £250 to the Keevil Community Shed.
  • In 2017 the donation was split between St Leonard’s Church, The Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Keevil Community Shed via Keevil Parish Council. In addition to this, the school children collected donations in the car park for Cancer Research and raised £282.75.
  • In 2016 donations were made to Keevil Parish Council and Wiltshire Young Carers.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, there was no Scarecrow Trail event in 2020 or 2021.

At the request of the Chairman of the Parish Council, from 2018 onwards the event name was corrected to “The Keevil School Scarecrow Trail”. The Chairman also attended a meeting with the Scarecrow Organising Committee at which she pointed out that some visitors following the trail onto the Playing Field had let their dogs onto the main field which is prohibited.

Follow news on the Keevil School Scarecrow Trail Facebook Page or their website here

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