The main part of our school was built in 1951 and houses 4 of the 7 classrooms, the hall, offices, our library and the computer suite. There are 3 additional classrooms in demountable buildings, a community room CAFÉ (Children and Family Environment) and a purpose built nursery. We are very lucky to have beautiful grounds which we use for play and to support work in all areas of the curriculum.
We have large play equipment to support outdoor play, both in the main school garden and in the nursery garden. Our Castle Garden in the centre of the school has been designed to support outdoor education for reception children throughout the year. The Castle area encourages imaginary play, whilst the quiet seating areas allow for story telling. The canopy enables children to work outside in all weathers.
An area at the top of the school grounds has been made into a school garden having raised beds that enable the children in the gardening club to grow a variety of salads and vegetables.
At the side of the school an area has been allowed to grow naturally and develop into our own Forest School site. We have two members of staff who are trained Forest School leaders.
We have our own kitchen on site where cooked meals are made. Each class has one lunchtime each week in the Café (Children and Family Environment) where they are given the opportunity to help to prepare their own healthy lunch.
We are a Safer School and we ask all visitors to report to the office through the main door which has a buzzer system so that they can sign in and get help. The school has CCTV monitoring the outside environment, for the safety and security of all.
We have worked hard with various agencies, to ensure the school is a very secure site, where children can feel safe at all times. We have a high metal gate at the main entrance, which has a handle placed up high, out of reach of the children, but accessible for parent and visitor access. If any visitor is unable to access this door handle, due to its height, they are requested to ring a doorbell to alert school staff that they require assistance. They can also ring the school number directly, to request assistance.
Both school entrances are fully accessible by wheelchair and for those with pushchairs. If anyone requires any further assistance in this regard, school staff are always on hand to lend a hand.