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The new school building was completed during the Summer of 2001 and has been extended to include the following accommodation – 5 classrooms plus a Nursery, an art and technology room, music room, fenced outdoor play areas for our younger pupils, spacious hall which is fully equipped with large and small PE equipment, group teaching areas, library, computer suite and class set of laptops and ipads.
We include, amongst various facilities and resources, the following items :
All classrooms are equipped with computers and printers, interactive whiteboards, DVD players and headphones.
Each class has a well stocked reading area and there is a library and group teaching room situated near the hall, which are all well resourced.
The hall provides a central resource area and room for drama, PE and music activities.
A technology room provides ample space for large groups to engage in art and other activities. The room is well equipped with a range of tools and resources. A food technology area facilitates children cooking and making food products.
Surrounding the school are various hard play and grassed play areas. Full use is made of the outdoor environment in order to enhance the children’s play and curriculum. There is an enclosed KS1 outdoor learning area, raised beds for gardening and a wildlife area.
The school has developed a “Forest School” on adjoining land that is used regularly as an outdoor classroom.
We also offer Breakfast and After School Care throughout the school year (term time only). Breakfast Club runs from 8.00am until 8.45am and After School Care from 3.15pm until 5.45pm.
Many of these resources have been provided by fund raising activities organised by parents and also by private donations. We are very grateful for these resources.
We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors, regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging attitudes about disability and accessibility, and developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
The school has worked in partnership with the Local Authority in developing and implementing its access plan and has adopted, in principle, the LA Accessibility strategy.
The building is fully accessible to physically disabled and has hearing loops in some classrooms. In order to facilitate any disabled pupil or adult equal access to all aspects of curriculum and school life as a full and active member of our school community any adaptations or facilities necessary that can constructively be provided will be. Staff training is planned to respond to needs.