Our Local Community
We have relationships with several local groups and are grateful for the support we receive from local clubs and businesses. Our choir and bands enjoy taking part in village events, sharing concert platforms with other groups such as Cholsey Silver Band, and visiting local day centres.
Here is a lovely thank you letter to our brass band from the Baptist Church in Wallingford:
More information about what happens in Cholsey is available here:
We work closely with Cholsey Pre-school. We are fortunate to have Cholsey Pre-School on site within our school building which means that the transition between Pre-school and school is very smooth for the children.
Cholsey Community Development Trust has been established with a vision to support a thriving and sustainable community for Cholsey
Initially focusing on the Fairmile hospital development called Cholsey Meadows with Linden Homes, Thomas Homes and Soha housing, the Community Development Trust will:
- Facilitate the creation of a strong and vibrant community
- Encourage a low carbon and green lifestyle amongst residents
- Own, maintain and manage the community land and buildings at Fairmile
This website contains useful information for Cholsey residents as well as details about the Trust and its activities.
We also work closely with the other schools in the partnership on learning and teaching, sharing good practice through learning networks. Wallingford School, our local secondary school, also offers primary aged children extra opportunities, not just in sport, but also through workshops across the curriculum, for example for the gifted and talented.
Flying High is a charity which aims to link schools in the Wallingford Partnership with local businesses. Any local businesses are welcome to join in - do check out the website.
What Is Choko All About?
Choko is all about one community helping another. Even though they are far apart culturally and geographically, it is people in Cholsey, South Oxfordshire, helping people in Kodumela, South Africa to help themselves. Cholsey School plays a significant part in the Choko Project, having a special link with Mamokaile School. Children and teachers from both schools regularly exchange letters and examples of work, and Kodumela features in our curriculum. We are particularly fortunate that one of our Teaching Assistants has been able to visit Kodumela twice on our behalf and bring back first hand knowledge of their community.
One of our teachers and one of our teaching assistants visited Kodumela in April 2015. A report on their teaching there is available in our newsletter of 8.5.15.