Welcome to the Web site of Grazeley Parochial Primary School
Grazeley Primary School benefits from being a small school. We aim to provide your child with a secure, caring learning environment. Grazeley has experienced and well-qualified staff who plan the curriculum to meet the needs of every child. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum within a Christian family atmosphere in which each child is encouraged to reach its full potential.
This Web site is intended to give you some information about the life and work of the school, its aims, curriculum and activities. More details are available in our school prospectus
We believe that we can only achieve the best for your child by ensuring that good relationships exist between home and school and so it is very important that parents become fully involved in such a partnership.
As you make the important decision about choice or primary school for your child I hope you will find our Web site useful and will contact the school to make arrangements for a visit.
Our Mission Statement
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for the children in accordance with the teaching of the Church of England and the requirements of the National Curriculum.
We believe in working in partnership with children and parents to gain maximum opportunity for developing knowledge skills and understanding in our pupils.
We recognise and celebrate the differences in our pupils' backgrounds and abilities and seek to allow them all to attain the highest level of personal achievement.
Caring for each other
We encourage the children to learn self-discipline, courtesy and respect for others within the context of a safe and caring environment.
The children enjoy a wide variety of day visits whist at the school and a residential trip in their final two years
After school activities
Children are welcome to participate in after school clubs which at present include football, netball, choir and cycling proficiency.
Comments from Ofsted Inspection Report
"This is a good school that is led and managed effectively and provides well for its pupils. Most teaching is good, enabling pupils, including those with special educational needs, to progress and achieve well. The strong emphasis on Christian aims and values aids pupils' very good personal development."
"Pupils receive many exciting opportunities to learn from experiences in and outside of normal lessons. Strong links with parents and the community also enhances learning significantly."
"Pupils achieve well and standards are rising sharply because most pupils make good or better progress between the time they enter the school and Year 6. "
"Pupils' personal development is very good . Provision for social development is excellent , moral development is very good and for spiritual and cultural development it is good . Pupils' attitudes to school are very good . Behaviour is good overall. "
Links with the Church
The school has strong links with the local church and used Grazeley Church to celebrate Christmas, Easter, harvest Festival and Mothering Sunday.
A variety of local clergy lead school assemblies once a fortnight.
Parent Teacher Association
Grazeley School parent Teacher Association has a great track record in supporting the school, organising a wide variety of events to raise money and provide fun and entertainment for everyone associated with the school.
The importance of good behaviour cannot be overestimated. We believe that children, teachers and parents all have a part to
play in encouraging good social behaviour. The benefits are many: -
• learn what good behaviour means
• learn to care for one another
• learn the value of friendship
• develop self confidence
• are given the opportunity to work to the best of their ability
• feel secure in a friendly environment Teachers:
• teach effectively with few behaviour problems
• meet the needs of all pupils
• develop positive relationships with all children and their parents.
feel confident that their children are growing personally, socially and academically
know that their children will receive support when they need it
feel welcome in school to discuss their children's progress in a positive atmosphere
support the school in promoting good behaviour
We promote a positive and secure environment. We expect kindness, helpfulness, cheerfulness, respect for other people and property, honesty and hard work. Children should communicate their problems to an adult secure in the knowledge their concerns will be taken seriously.