We are a small thriving village primary school nestled in the heart of the rural South Norfolk countryside. We believe that the school sits at the heart of the local community and we take our role in this very seriously. We take part in village activities regularly and encourage the children to make a positive contribution to it.
The most important work of the school is learning. We believe that every member of the school community is a learner and we aim to nurture life-long learning. We also believe that HOW we are learning is as important as WHAT we are learning and strive to find ways to make learning enjoyable, engaging and meaningful.
We believe in promoting and developing skills that can be used in any area of life. Creativity is highly valued and the children are encouraged to see things differently.
The school’s setting is idyllic, surrounded by open fields, and the grounds are wrapped around the buildings, making the most of the paroramic views. We have created an outdoor woodland and garden area along the side of the playground, complete with an outdoor classroom, raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, wildflower meadow and a tepee village. Each class has their own garden area and are responsible for its planting and maintenance, learning about science and healthy eating through first-hand experience and developing an understanding of environmental issues and sustainability.
We believe in educating the whole child and place as much emphasis on developing social skills as well as academic skills. For us, school is an extension of the family and there are regular formal and informal opportunities for the children to interact across the age ranges. As a Church of England school we actively promote Christian values and these permeate everything we do. We also have established good links with our Baptist church with our local Pastor and Vicar taking assemblies regularly at our school. Our daily Collective Worship is a wonderful opportunity for the whole school to come together for contemplation and reflection in an otherwise busy day. Friday’s assembly is a celebration of the achievements of children, where they are rewarded for their positive behaviour as well as their academic achievements.
We hope that you are as excited about our school as we are and if you are looking for a school for your child we would like to invite you to come and have a look for yourself.