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We are very proud of our school - although that does not stop us striving constantly to improve its fabric, as resources permit.
Please note that the school site is subject to round-the-clock CCTV surveillance and recording.
We also keep trying to improve what we do. Carrington holds an Investor in People award, recognising the school's commitment to train and develop all staff to the highest possible level. We were the first small junior school in the High Wycombe area to achieve this award.
To help protect the environment we are using renewable energy, with a wind turbine on the school field and solar panels around the swimming pool.
These exciting innovations put Carrington among the foremost alternative energy pioneers in the country. The wind turbine instantly became a village landmark.
Electricity generated by the wind is used in the school. A computer system monitors all this and can display what is happening on an interactive whiteboard in the library.
The school's open air swimming pool is in use during the summer months for national curriculum swimming lessons.
The children love having their own pool.
The solar heating system provides hot water to the pool and showers.
The school's ICT (information and communication technology) suite was totally renewed in January 2007 and relocated on the ground floor so that it is accessible to everyone. » Click here to see a video.
We also have more personal computers and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. ICT is already well integrated into school life but we have plans for a wider "virtual learning environment".
Our library was refurbished completely in 2005 with new lights, furniture and decor.
It now provides an even more attractive space, which is open to the children for their private research as well as to change books.
The children also have their own sessions in the bigger village library, which shares the same site as our school.
As well as an asphalt playground we have a good sized playing field, screened from the road by a high hedge.
This is used on a routine basis for our sports activities, including after-school football and lacrosse clubs.
And it is the venue for the annual summer sports day, which always attracts an enthusiastic crowd.
The school holds the Activemark, which recognises the commitment to providing physical activities and school sport.
Design and technology room
This is used for cookery, art and craft lessons and other creative activities.
At other times it provides a quiet space for one-to-one teaching and learning.
The thriving music department is run by a specialist teacher.
Children can learn a variety of instruments including recorder, piano, oboe, violin, cello, saxophone and guitar, and achieve high standards.
There is a school orchestra and the annual music and drama production is a sell-out.
The high regard in which the school is held by the local authority led, in the mid-90s, to our being asked to host this special unit with places for six children, each holding a statement of educational needs. The department serves a large area, covering Wycombe and South Buckinghamshire.
It is headed by a specialist teacher supported by full-time specialist teaching assistants and a part-time speech therapist.
Children have their own programmes of work but can sometimes integrate with the children in the mainstream school.
Parent Teacher Association
In all our endeavours we are helped by the unstinting support of the PTA - which we share with the infants school.
Their fundraising activities account for far more than fripperies: for instance, many of our expensive interactive whiteboards resulted from their efforts - not to mention playground equipment.
We hope you find this web site a useful source of information. Within its pages you should find all you need to know about the PTA as well as copies of our newsletters and printable forms - so don't worry if you forgot to fish out that newsletter from your child's book bag - all you need is here in one place, along with any forms needed that have to be returned to school.
Exciting news! We’re delighted to announce our fundraising webshop. You can now access over 100 leading retailers using our webshop. Every time you use our webshop when shopping online, you’ll automatically earn money for us! You don’t pay anything extra by using our webshop, so please try to use it whenever you can. Just by clicking on the links to your favourite stores via our webshop will ensure your purchases earn money for your schools
We would like to express their thanks to all who attended our Summer Fayre on Sunday 1st July. Despite the weather, a great time was had by all. Special thanks also go to the army of helpers who helped to make this day successful. More news on the funds raised from this event will be published in the Autumn term.
Our thanks as always go out to all the parents, teachers and helpers who, without your help, the PTA would not be possible. Volunteers are always needed to keep the PTA alive and to keep up the good work. This raises funds for the schools and provides fun for parents and children alike. If you feel you can contribute in any way, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSORS We would like to thank all the local organsiations who have provided donations and resources to help support the schools and the sports teams.