Community Links

At East Dene Primary we are very proud to have strong links with the community.

Vicar Abi Thompson from St James Church regularly leads whole school assemblies as well as supporting East Dene Primary School Choir.  Our choir will be participating in the Clifton community singing event during summer term 2015.

East Dene were recently involved with raising money to help fund Rotherham United’s Community projects.  All children were invited to participate in a sponsored penalty shoot-out, with half of all monies raised being donated to support community projects.

Staff from Coleridge Children’s Centre lead our EYFS  Stay and Play sessions every week.  They also provide practical training for parents and carers and are currently running a cookery club which is accessed by parents from neighbouring schools as well as our own.

Staff from East Dene Primary also help out at the Clifton Learning Partnership Community Cafés held during school holidays.  The Community Café happens one day each school holiday and aims to provide a free hot meal and food to take away for families in financial need. Family-focussed activities take place that aim to build community and family relationships as well as passing on key messages in a low-key, friendly environment.