|St Nicholas C E VA Primary School|
|Station Road, Child Okeford, DT11 8EL, UK Blandford Forum|
+44 (0)1258 860581
St. Nicholas Church of England, Voluntary Aided School was founded in 1846 and has maintained through the last 157 years, a very close relationship with St. Nicholas Church, Child Okeford despite relocating to the outskirts of the village in 1977. 2003 is our Silver Jubilee Year in the ‘new’ building. The Bishop of Sherborne, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, will be leading a service and taking part in the celebrations.
The accommodation includes four classrooms, School Hall, Fiction and Non Fiction Library, a Medical/Cookery/PTA Room, an Art and Technology Room and a Resource Area plus a staffroom and office.
St. Nicholas Pre-School runs from 9-12, in a room adjacent to the hall. A Parent and Toddler Group meet at 1.30 on Tuesdays. (Contact Mrs Pauline Pinkney on 01258-861007)
- Respect each child as an individual
- Create a rich, nurturing environment in which each child can thrive and reach their personal best in all areas of school life.
- Build children’s confidence and self-belief by encouraging a ‘can-do’ attitude and by celebrating their successes.
- Promote respect, tolerance and understanding for one another.
- Acknowledge that parents are the principal educators of their child.
- Seek to work in partnership with parents and the wider community.
|MISSION AND ETHOS STATEMENTS|
The school aims to provide high quality education within the context of Christian belief and practice and to work in partnership with its community. Recognising its historic foundation the school will develop and preserve its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the church at parish and diocesan level. The school encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Our curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum’s Programmes of Study together with Religious Education. The core subjects are Maths, English, Science, Information and Communication Technology and R.E. Other non-core subjects are Art, Design Technology, History, Geography, Music and PE.
These clubs allow children extra opportunities to develop their own interests and include German, Netball, Football, Cricket, Rounders, Sports Club (KS1), Short Tennis, Gymnastics, Recorders and Drama They take place for an hour after school from 3.15-4.15. Parents help to run the school choir and recorder groups.
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