In September 2008, we moved into our superbly refurbished building which is a bright, modern and well-equipped school fit for education in the 21st century and containing facilities for specialist teaching of cooking, art, pottery, design technology and science.
We have lovely grounds which we are developing to enable us to take learning into the outdoors, with a specially equipped science park where we can explore natural and physical sciences at first hand.
We are situated on Newchurch Road in Tadley. Our catchment area consists of the AWE estates in Tadley and Baughurst, as far as the Hampshire / Berkshire border, the area between and adjacent to the above estates as well as the majority of the village of Baughurst, Mount Pleasant and the area between Mount Pleasant and Franklin Avenue.
Our school is a warm, friendly and welcoming place where we place children and their learning at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and our after-school Care and Sporting clubs.
Visits to the school are welcomed. We are happy to show people around at any time Please telephone the School Office on 0118 9814498 to arrange an appointment, or email us on [email protected]
8:30 – The doors are opened and children arriving at school are expected to come straight into class through the front entrances
09:00 – 09:05 Registration
09:05 – 09.25 Assembly
09.25 -10.45 The first teaching session
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 – 12:00 The second teaching session
12:00 – 01:00 Lunchtime
01:00 – 02:00 The third teaching session
02:00 – 02:15 Afternoon break
02:15 – 03:20 The fourth teaching session for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
02:15 – 03:30 The fourth teaching session for Key Stage 2
Each week children from each class across the school share some of the work they have been doing throughout the week. If children have special news from their outside hobbies, e.g. dancing, music or sport awards, this is shared with everyone. Also we celebrate children’s birthdays, announce the winning Eyrie for the week, find out who has been awarded a star of the week( reader, speller, writer and mathematician) and work out who has gained enough marbles to have Bernie for the next week. This special assembly is held for Foundation and Key Stage One every Wednesday and for Key Stage Two every Friday at 9.05am in the hall. Parents are invited to come along to the assembly to see what has been going on and join in with all the celebrations.
Classes in our School
Children in our school are grouped into classes named after garden birds. We chose this theme largely because of the abundance of wildlife in and around our lovely grounds, but it also links historically to the woodland nature of the area.
Children in the first year of their schooling follow a specifically developed curriculum which enables them to continue their early learning experiences through a variety of first-hand experiences. This highly structured play-based curriculum underpins all ten curriculum subjects through six areas of learning.
We want the children to enjoy school from their very first day and work closely with parents to ensure that their early experiences are happy ones. To this end, we are very flexible in terms of children coming to school in the first few months, following a staggered entry approach which ensures children are not too tired. Details can be arranged with the class teacher to suit individual response.
These are mixed classes of both year 1 and year 2 children.
Because of the highly individualised learning programmes we follow, teaching children of two year groups within the same class is as effective as single-age classes.
Year 1 is the start of formal schooling, when the children move out of the foundation stage curriculum and start to follow the National Curriculum.
By year 2, we expect the children to have acquired a good understanding in the basic skills of reading, writing and number. Learning becomes a little more formal, but we aim to keep first-hand and practical experience at the heart of all we do.
These are mixed classes of both year 3 and 4 children.
These are mixed classes of both year 5 and 6 children.
Our Key Stage 1 and 2 classes follow a rolling 2 year curriculum plan to ensure all children learn progressively, following the 2014 National Curriculum.