Teaching is generally in mixed-age classes with year groups varying in size. Arrangements are flexible, however, to maintain optimum class sizes and some year groups may be taught on their own as a small class.
The newer part of our school which was built in 1966, houses two Key Stage 1 classrooms (Reception, Years 1 & 2), a large, well-equipped sports hall, a library built in the Summer of 2011, school and Head's office, staff room and food technology area. The other classes (Years 3, 4 and 5) are split between the older part of the school, which has two classrooms. Year 6 is located in our brand new modular building which also has an intervention room adjacent which the children have called 'The Potting Shed'. Each classroom has an interactive white board or display, a visualiser and computers, which are linked to the school network and the internet. The school has invested in a bank of google chrome pads that are used wirelessly around the site.
Both the Key Stage 1 and two Key Stage 2 classes have been renovated over recent years and the Key Stage 1 toilet and cloakroom area has had a total transformation over the Summer of 2013.
The classes were renamed by the School council in June 2013 to give each base an identity and a link to the village. From September 2013, the classes are: Reception/Year1: Churchwell; Year 1/2: Underdown Hollow; Year 3/4: Five Bridges; Year 4/5: Great Western and Year 6: Silverlake.
Outside there are both grass and hard play areas, a KS1 covered activity area, a spritual garden, wild garden, vegetable garden and a pond (used in science lessons). On site we also have an outside classroom and a learner swimming pool, both of which are maintained by the PTA. A short distance from our school there is also a large sports field, which is used for sports and environmental education.