"Aspire, Love, Learning (ALL)."
Our South Building welcomes visitors and parents with a main reception area and houses the school's Foundation Stage Unit (Nursery and Reception) and also Year 1. The building also provides several specialist facilities such as purpose designed Music, Food Technology and Community Rooms, a Library to suit ages throughout the school and also a Home/School meeting area. There is also a Multimedia room available for children across all Year groups to access. All ages groups make use of the excellent facilities we offer across the whole school site
The North Building provides learning facilities for Y2 to Y6 and has extensive resources including a fully equipped Nurture Room. In this building ICT is available to all the children as continuous provision in every classroom. This includes IPads, Laptops, Desktop computers, cameras and interactive whiteboards. We believe our youngsters should be able to access technology whenever possible rather than in a timetabled ICT suite. It is very important that they can access a variety of media in preparation for High School and the technological world we live in.
Both buildings offer extensive playground and field areas specifically planned to suit the age ranges taught in each building. Beautiful timber trails and play areas have been created for the children's enjoyment.
We have 2 - 3 classes in each Year group, with nineteen classes in total in school. Our aim is that all pupils achieve their potential within a high quality learning environment and caring ethos. We have refurbished all our classrooms to a high standard and all have interactive whiteboards to support high quality of learning. We enjoy high quality learning resources with extensive grounds including our large field to support PE and outdoor learning.
We have a very talented teaching and support team staff team who offer the children many different ways to excel and achieve. Our more able children access opportunities such as the digital learning community and can work with more able children in other schools. We can also cater for special educational needs and have a diversity of experience with many different special educational needs.
We encourage the pupils to be involved in their own learning and take responsibility for their own learning. We encourage them to have opinions and take part fully in all aspects of school. There are many opportunities for them to join in including class and school councils, monitors for roles in school, ambassadors, librarians, house captains etc. There are also a variety of committees which children take part in including our eco committee and our global partnership committee. We encourage them to take a pride in their learning and achievements and hold weekly celebration assembles.
We aim to work closely with parents in partnership to support childrens learning. We hold regular consultation evenings which are well attended by up to 90% of our parents. We also survey our parents, staff and pupils on a regular basis to help evaluate and enhance the support we provide. Families receive a monthly newsletter and have a Home School Liaison Officer employed for the full school day dedicated to parents, carers and children.
We teach an exciting and enjoyable curriculum, with dedicated literacy, numeracy and science lessons. Art, DT, History and Geography are taught together in themes. We also teach music with Year Four children all having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. All children can take part in two hours of PE weekly with further opportunities in out of school clubs to extend this. We also teach personal, social, health and citizenship, ICT, RE and French to all year groups.
We also have special theme weeks linked to Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, Health weeks, Enterprise weeks, ECO weeks, International weeks and Book weeks as well as other themes throughout the year.
The school was inspected in May 2012 and judged as 'Good' across all areas of the inspection. We are now committed to moving the school towards an outstanding judgement.
In 2013 the Local Authority also judged us to be 'Good'.
We enjoy the honour of many outside accolades of recognition of our achievements including:
Investors in People, Investors in Pupils, Basic Skills Awards, The Healthy School Award and the International School Award.
The school works with the community at different events across the year and is in turn well supported by local organisations. We have a parents group who help us organise some events . An example is our Summer Fair which has become a signifciant event in the Withernsea calendar.