The building is situated on a large site with lovely playing fields. We use these for football, cricket, rounders and athletics and for lunchtime play. There are hard surface play areas – for ball games and general playing areas, marked out with playground games. Two of the playgrounds have climbing equipment with an Astroturf surface.
The school was built in 1960. It is on a split site. Classrooms have their own toilets, cloakroom areas, sink and external door. There is an administration area in each building, consisting of a staffroom, Leadership room, medical area, Administration office and Site Managers’ room. Meals are cooked in the onsite kitchen.
The two halls are used for assemblies, PE, music, drama and often as an extension to the classroom. Next to the Junior hall is the well-stocked library with its own networked computer. Each classroom has at least three networked computers and a listening centre. All classrooms have clevertouch boards.
Pupils at KS2 have use of tablet PCs and Kindles and all pupils have use of iPads, all of which are brought to the classroom with a wireless network.
There is a ‘mobile’ teaching block containing four rooms, called ‘The Green Suite’. The Ruby room is a base for Additional Educational Needs, Sapphire room serves as a Music room for individual instrumental tuition, Emerald and Diamond rooms as general teaching bases. There are also two outside classroom within the grounds.
Due to the limited number of parking spaces, we can only permit staff vehicles access to our school site. Parents are encouraged to walk to school wherever possible and to share cars if driving is unavoidable. There are 3 bays for quick drop off to school. We ask that parents park away from the gates and zigzag markings with due consideration to the safety of all pedestrians and local residents. When special access is required onto school grounds, it should be made only by prior arrangement with the Headteacher. No vehicles are permitted entry to the school site between 8.45 – 9.15am and 3.00 – 3.30pm.
Please take a look at the Travel Plan which can be found here.