We are a three-form entry federated school, which means that our children start with us in Reception and stay within the Federation until the end of Year 6. The infant and junior school buildings are linked and we share many of our fantastic facilities: the Music Studio, our beautiful Library and the extensive grounds & wildlife areas. We also have the added advantage of two Halls and playgrounds, so that our children receive the best of both worlds.
Our staff work as an integrated team to ensure the smooth transition of the children throughout the whole school and to ensure that children continually make good progress. All year groups work closely together and have shared areas outside the classrooms, where children can work if appropriate. All classes have internet-linked electronic whiteboards.
Every class has at least one Learning Support Assistant and we also have five Emotional Literacy Support Assistants to support the children.
Our school halls are fully equipped for physical education. They serve as a dining hall at lunch times, and a meeting place for our school assemblies, discos and dance shows. School productions are performed in the hall and in the Junior Hall, these utilise our mobile staging system and lighting facilities.
Our well-stocked library has a wide-ranging reading scheme and is constantly being improved and expanded to meet the needs of the children. We teach the children the value of books and expect everyone to use the books sensibly and with care.
Our extensive school grounds are bordered with mature oak trees and include an environmental area, complete with pond, a marked running track and several games pitches. Set around our wooden gazebo and planters, we have playgrounds surrounded by dry stone walling and grassy banks. A quiet area, complete with a wooden pergola, has been built to the north of the hall.
Visits form an important part of our curriculum. To help these visits happen, we have an almost new 17- seater minibus.