Our Grounds

Outdoor learning is a priority

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Charters Ancaster has beautiful grounds, used by both the school and nursery to their best effect.

We have a field for sports and games, a shaded trim train/nature trail area, an astroturf pitch which can be lit for after-school activities, and our own small wood that gives lots of room for exploration and Forest School.

Each of the Nursery classes, and the Reception class, has its own enclosed outside learning areas that leads directly from the classroom, so that children can choose  where they want to learn.

Outdoor Learning is built into the curriculum as often as possible.  In English, children photograph the changing seasons and write poems for their own photobooks; in Science, they investigate habitats, mini-beasts, seed dispersal, plant growing and many other aspects of the natural world; Reception class grow fruits and vegetables from seed and then taste them, or lie on the ground to measure how wide a pterodactyl’s wings were!

There is plenty of space at playtimes and lunchtimes for children to choose what they want to do and where they want to do it, whether it’s running around playing football, or sitting quietly chatting with a friend.

“We have found a school where our child is truly valued, where his voice is heard and listened to.”
“We are confident that our son's educational and social needs are being met on an outstanding level.”
“When we compared the learning expectations here with other local schools, the choice was really clear...”
“We hadn't thought about private schooling until our boys were unhappy in their other school. We didn't realise how affordable Charters Ancaster was.”
“Sending our daughter to Charters Ancaster was the best decision we've made - we know that she has enjoyed her primary years so much...”
“A great, nurturing, caring school which gives children the best start.”
“Great little school , great staff, high level of teaching. My little boy is very happy here. Love the small classes.”
“We chose Charters Ancaster because of the family feel and the care taken over every child.”
“My child loves coming to school - sometimes we have tears on Saturday because he can't go!”
“We can't thank the staff enough for the care and support our children have been given. They are really thriving at Charters Ancaster.”
“We picked Charters Ancaster because the small class size means my daughter gets the attention she needs to learn at her own pace.”
Parent
“I love music. I get music lessons with my class and have learnt to play the piano too.
Pupil
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