We are a small village primary school with approximately 99 children who live in the village or nearby Northampton. We are a happy, friendly and caring school that prides itself on being at the heart of our local community. We provide a unique environment that fully embraces our school family, village and church; a place where a range of people and groups gather in the pleasure of learning and growing together.
Each and every child is valued as an individual and helped to develop and progress in his or her unique way within a Christian environment. The curriculum we offer is not merely academic, but embraces the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils. The development of good social, interpersonal skills and enthusiastic, but also thoughtful and caring attitudes in all our pupils is central in preparing our children for life in Britain and a global society.
Our school motto, which was recently developed by our children is:
Pride: Have high respect and self-esteem for ourselves and others. Be friendly and appreciative.
Ability: Work hard to reach our full potential. Be honest and determined.
Positivity: Make a rewarding contribution to our world. Be helpful, caring and healthy.
Comments from our recent Ofsted report in November 2013 include:
‘Good teaching results in children making good progress in all areas of learning’.
‘Pupils sporting achievement are remarkable’.
‘Reading skills are particularly strong. Some pupils are making exceptional progress in reading’.
‘In Maths a third of the pupils are on track to achieve standards expected for pupils two years older’.
‘Pupils demonstrate positive attitudes to learning……are polite and show respect to adults and one another. Pupils say that they feel safe, ‘everyone is welcoming’………. school is fun.’
‘All parents and carers hold positive views about the school. They rightly endorse that staff treat every pupil equally, their children are safe and looked after well, and that discrimination is not tolerated. Pupils are well prepared for life in Britain and a global society.
‘If I won the Lottery, I would still send them to this school’ was a typical parent view.’
We work hard to create worthwhile partnerships with all our parents as we recognise the importance of working together in unison if we are to maximise on each child’s potential. To this end we make lots of opportunities for parents to share and contribute to their child’s education whilst they are at our school.
Visits to our school are warmly welcomed.
Mrs. Nicola Fountain