Facilities

The Victorian buildings are full of character and have been developed over the years to provide light and airy classrooms and a stimulating and well resourced environment for children. All of the windows have been replaced recently with anti-glare, double glazed, energy efficient windows. The hall has been redecorated and new blinds fitted throughout the whole school. The Reception class and the Pre-School are housed in their own dedicated Early Years block with their own fenced safe and covered play areas, new child friendly cloakroom and toilet area, including a disabled toilet.

The school grounds are fully secure and the play areas are hidden from the road. There is a new outdoor classroom and shelter, vegetable plot, wildlife area and secure pond, grass playing field, games tables and new climbing equipment. Outdoor learning is enhanced by use of a ‘secret garden’.

The hard surface area is marked with colourful multi-skills playground markings which are used for exciting games at play time and during lesson time. They help all children develop their thinking, communication, movement skills and fitness; building confidence and self esteem without the competitiveness of traditional sports games. The school field is used for informal break-time play and for various sports activities and the annual school sports day.

There is a wildlife-friendly area with secure fenced pond, wild flowers, insect areas, a willow tunnel and bird feeding station. There are many opportunities for children to undertake activities here such as gardening club, pond dipping and other quiet nature studies.

Among the indoor facilities there is a main hall, Computing facilities and a well resourced library. All classrooms are fully equipped, including: interactive white boards, laptops and PCs. In the hall there is a purpose built kitchen where the children work in small groups to prepare food and enjoy cookery club.