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 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, class sets of iPads, 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, sensory garden, field with games pitches, a purpose built quiet area and a Forest Schools 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 nearly 400 pupils with four Year 3 classes, four Year 4, three Year 5 and four Year 6 classes.
We enjoy our exciting, enterprising curriculum and aim to prepare our children with the skills for their futures. Our children all play a musical instrument, love the wide range of school trips and events and make the most of lots of extra curricular activities.
We have high expectations of the children for their academic standards and for their good behaviour. We work in a restorative way, supporting relationships at school and home. We support all our pupils to achieve their personal best and want them to be proud of their achievements.
Mrs. Helen McCarney