We are a co-educational Voluntary Aided 7-11 junior school that serves largely the Bowthorpe neighbourhood and seek to serve the local community by continuing to raise standards in a caring way. Our modern building houses 12 classrooms that includes an exceptional new extension with full lift access. In addition to the classrooms we have a number of smaller specialist teaching areas that are used for small group work and interventions.
We are committed to equipping the children with the skills that they need for the 21st century with wireless broadband throughout the school, 100+ laptops and state of the art technology within each classroom. We have a multi-use hall which caters for daily assemblies, lunch, P.E., drama/music productions and out of school activities (e.g. breakfast club, sports/dance clubs). Outside, the school has a large playground, amphitheatre, field with games pitches, a purpose built quiet area and a nature area with pond. We constantly strive to improve the internal and external learning environment through a rolling programme of decoration and repair as well as projects such as tree planting and growing vegetables through Eco Council and other outside agencies.
Resourcing the school to meet current and future needs is a high priority for Governors who work hard with the Local Authority and the Diocese in their successful drive to raise standards and to meet the changing demands of the curriculum.
The school has 270 pupils with three classes in Years 4, two in Year 5 and 6 and two classes in Y4.
Class teachers are responsible for the delivery to the children of the National Curriculum and they work closely with their year leaders to ensure continuity with planning and support for the children. The school is well supported by Literacy and Numeracy advisers to develop meaningful learning experiences for all of our children.
We have high expectations of the children for their academic standards and for their good behaviour. We support all our pupils to achieve their personal best and want them to be proud of their achievements.
Mrs. Helen Newell