Open Days for Reception 2019

If you would like an opportunity to look around our school and meet our Early Years Leader please join us on one of the following days:

                 Wednesday 21st November at 9.30 am or 1.30 pm

                 Wednesday 5th December at 11.00 am or 1.30 pm

Should the above dates not be suitable for you please contact the school on 02392 824828 and we will arrange an alternative appointment.

We look forward to meeting with you.

Time Capsule

Time Travelling school children told future generations all about their lives in Somerstown when they buried a time capsule in the grounds of the landmark new Somerstown Central building.


Pupils from Ark Ayrton Primary Academy together with those of Cottage Grove Primary, wrote stories, drew pictures, researched history projects and made videos of their schools and recordings of their choirs, which they buried underneath a bench in the landscaped area outside the south entrance of the iconic building spanning Winston Churchill Avenue.


Anne Chapman, Ark Ayrton deputy head teacher, said: "The children enjoyed burying the time capsule and were intrigued by the idea that one day it would be found and the content would be looked at by future generations."



Nick Butler, project manager for contractors BAM, who hope to complete the building before the end of May, said: "It's been great to have the local kids so closely involved with the building of a really important facility for their area right from the beginning of the project.


"I was delighted to be able to help them to bury this time capsule which, as I explained to them, will hopefully not be seen until their children, or their children's children find it and are able to look at what their lives were like."


The iconic Somerstown Central structure will include brand new community, youth and health centres and an area housing office in a building spanning a dual carriageway.