Excellent learning comes from excellent foundations – in relationships, behaviour and nurture.
We are extremely proud of the holistic support we give for children’s developments in all its aspects – academic, social, emotional, spiritual, physical, cultural and expressive. It is only when children feel secure, and valued as individuals, that they can fully explore their own potential, being able to take risks and challenge themselves to do their very best.
- In small classes, children receive the individual time and attention they need to support all these areas of development. Our classes are typically between 10 and 12, and never larger than 16.
- All adults in the school and nursery know children well and can respond to them on an individual level.
- Learning experiences are rich, varied and deep: we can take the best from the National Curriculum, and add to it broader and deeper experiences. Children make great progress without being taught to tests. We do not do SATs tests, so older children can have the wide and exciting curriculum we value, right up to the day they leave Year 6.
- Curricular provision is extremely broad; pupils are well motivated and make good progress overall as a result of good teaching
- The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is outstanding and promotes good behaviour. Pupils enjoy, and are proud of, their school. As one boy said, ‘It’s about all the opportunities we have and how much we learn out of lessons as well as in them.’
- Parents are overwhelmingly pleased with what the school provides and there is a strong sense of family and community involvement
- Every care is taken to provide each pupil with an opportunity to find something they can excel at
- As a result, pupils’ attendance and behaviour are excellent
- Children are well prepared for the next phase of their education
- Children demonstrate a maturity of approach and an understanding of what makes good learning, through explicit character education that stresses Resilience, Responsibility, Reflection and Resourcefulness: ‘We’re always improving; we learn by our mistakes.’