On behalf of all the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to our school website. It is designed to give you a flavour of our school and is packed with information that we hope you will find both useful and informative.
If you are a prospective parent looking for a place for your child, then please contact the school office where we will be delighted to help you. There is also information available on our Admissions and Transition page.
We are a small infant school, with children between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. Whilst they are with us in our school family, the children are nurtured and supported to promote their holistic development.
Our school was built in 1974. It has 3 classrooms, a hall, a dining area, a library, a computer suite and a Positive Play/Nurture area. We have 90 children maximum in school at any one time and we are lucky enough to have an extensive woodland on site which we use for forest school, science, art, stories and much, much more.
We place a strong emphasis on developing the basic skills that children need to be successful. In Reception, child-initiated learning is a large part of the planned activities. Early reading, writing and math's skills are taught in small groups to make sure that children get just the right level of support.
Our learning characters are introduced to the children as soon as they start school. They encourage the children to persevere and not give up (Percy Penguin), to work as part of a team (Tommy Teamwork), to be independent and responsible for your learning (Responsible Robin) and to be resilient if something does go wrong and to learn from these mistakes (Resilient Rabbit).
We focus on a value theme each term to ensure that children know about cooperation, kindness, respect, honesty, determination and responsibility and we praise these values and life skills within the school. We believe that by teaching and valuing these qualities we enable the children to become thoughtful, courteous and considerate caring citizens for our fast-changing world.
We passionately believe that children's wellbeing and happiness are inextricably linked with their learning. We promote and support children's well-being and personal development through our Personal, Social and Emotional curriculum.
Moving into Key Stage one, the children develop their academic skills through whole class teaching and group work based around termly topics. As an infant school we provide as much hands-on learning as possible to engage and enthuse the children.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school. We work in close partnership with our families to ensure that all children leave us with a love of learning and a readiness for the next stages of their education.
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