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Testimonials

One parent commented on the rapid progress that pupils make in their learning when stating, "The school has been fantastic for my son and he is progressing very well". Pupils' personal development and well-being are also first class. Commenting on this another parent wrote, "My daughter's confidence has grown beyond my expectations". The school has become a magnet for parents from nearby urban areas who value the excellent education.(OFSTED Drayton Parslow 2008)

 

Pupils benefit from specialist teachers in music and physical education. They are consulted to ensure that topic themes reflect their interests. This, together with close links with the local church, forest school sessions and pupils' caring attitudes towards one another, promotes their good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Gardening is a highlight. Pupils are particularly proud of the vegetables and fruits they have grown, harvested and sold to parents and carers to raise funds to buy sporting equipment. (OFSTED Mursley 2011)

 

The warm welcoming, stimulating environment where pupils feel safe, secure and ready to learn is reflected in pupils' outstanding behaviour and above average attendance. Parents and carers appreciate this care. (OFSTED Swanbourne 2011)

 

All pupils appreciate opportunities to take part in extra-curricular clubs with pupils from the partner schools. Pupils in Years 1 and 2 benefit from joint lessons with pupils from the partner infant school in science, physical education and at the forest school outdoor site. Consequently, they enjoy friendships across the partner schools, promoting their good social skills and preparing them well for transition to the partner junior school. (OFSTED Mursley 2011)

 

One pupil said, "I learn something new every lesson; I joined in Year 4 and now I am in Year 5 my levels have gone up loads.' Another pupil said, "Everyone tries their best.' As this is a small school every cohort differs, but all have made good or better progress from their starting points. Teachers have high expectations and are enthusiastic. As a result pupils are motivated and want to do well. Lessons are interesting.Pupils work and play harmoniously. They are adamant that they feel safe and say "Teachers are really supportive and all the children are friendly.' They are consistently very well behaved, show high levels of engagement in lessons and involvement in their learning. They are extremely good at managing their own behaviour and are emphatic that they feel very safe and that there is no bullying. They are confident that if anything should ever occur, the school would deal with it quickly and successfully. (OFSTED Swanbourne 2011)

 

 

 

Designated Person for Child Protection is the Headteacher, Ms Carol-Anne McCollum

Deputy Designated Persons for Child Protection are Deputy Head Mr David May, Assistant Headteacher Mrs Heidi Martin and Mrs Rebecca Chapman-Hill