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About Us

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 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 and a vegetable garden. On site we also have an outside classroom 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.