|Mudeford Lane, Mudeford, BH23 3HP, UK Christchurch|
+44 (0)1202 473217
Mudeford Junior School is a local authority school, situated in the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset. The school has no specific religious affiliations.
At Mudeford School we look forward to working with you as partners in your child’s education. We trust that his or her time with us will be both happy and rewarding. We are a friendly, caring school that sets high standards for both work and behaviour. Your child will be provided with a variety of opportunities and we hope that he or she will make the most of what we offer.
In our school the needs of the children are at the centre of our work and we are constantly looking for ways of improving the quality of the education we offer.
The high expectations of staff, parents and governors in every aspect of school life, will, we hope, encourage children to grow and learn with confidence and to take pride in achievement.
- To create a happy, caring and safe school within which children develop positive self-esteem
- To provide a broad and challenging curriculum so that the children achieve their full potential
- To achieve high standards of teaching and learning
- To maintain high standards of attainment and progress
- To encourage the children’s own creativity
- To promote high standards of behaviour, courtesy and self-discipline
- To ensure that all members of the school enjoy equal opportunities
- To encourage children to lead a healthy and active life
- To encourage parents to participate in the education of their children
- To develop the partnership between school, parents and the community
The National Curriculum describes a pupil’s compulsory education in four key stages. Mudeford Junior School follows the Programmes of Study described in Key Stage 2 for children aged 7-11.
The curriculum represents the experiences, opportunities and activities that we offer in school to help the children learn and develop.
The basic skills of literacy and numeracy are of fundamental importance but in addition we aim to provide a broad curriculum to enable the children to develop all their many talents, a wide range of skills, their curiosity and interest, and their understanding of the world in which we live.
We also recognise the importance of the children’s personal, social and spiritual development so that they develop in a ‘whole’ way.
We include provision for a modern foreign language. This may be Spanish, French, Italian or German. We are supported in this provision by visiting teachers from Highcliffe School as well as some provision for French from our own resources.
Children are taught in mixed ability classes and spend most of their time with their class teacher. In some subjects there is specialist teaching for example your child may be taught by another teacher in Music, PE, a foreign language and food technology. In line with the Governors’ recommendations there is a strong emphasis on the use of the local area. The children have the opportunity to study local history and geography.
We attach great importance to the physical health of our children. We expect them to participate fully in Physical Education in order to develop the skills and co-ordination they require to make the most of their leisure pursuits.
There are many opportunities for the children to participate in a wide range of sporting activities. The provision for games is:
WINTER: soccer, netball, mini rugby and mini hockey.
SUMMER: athletics, cricket, short tennis and rounders.
Gymnastics and dance occur throughout the year as elements of the PE provision. Two hours per week, which is 9% of curriculum time, is allocated to Physical Education.
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