Classes and Teachers

Children are grouped into three year groups and there are three or four mixed ability classes in each year group.

  • Year R (reception year for four to five year olds)
    The four YR class names reflect the local mini-beast population and are called Ladybirds, Butterflies, Bumblebees and Caterpillars.
  • Year One (five to six year olds)
    The four Y1 classes are named after local birds – Magpies, Owls, Robins and Woodpeckers.
  • Year Two (six to seven year olds)
    The three Y2 classes reflect our wonderful school grounds and are named Hedgehogs, Foxes and Squirrels.

In addition to a fully-qualified teacher,each class has a full-time learning support assistant.  Also, there is one full-time ELSA (also the Librarian) who works with children across the school.

Classes and Staffing

‘In all lessons, group work is especially well planned, with highly skilled teaching assistants supporting learning exceptionally well.’ 
Ofsted 2010

98% of parents/carers (who responded to the July 2017 parent survey) agree or strongly agree that the school provides a secure, stimulating and engaging learning environment for their child.