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Northiam C E (C) Primary School
Main Street, Northiam, TN31 6NB, UK Rye
+44 (0)1797 252141

Northiam (C) C.E. Primary School

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Sports day


Welcome to Northiam Primary School!

Starting school is one of the most significant events in your child’s life  - and in yours! So this booklet is intended to help you and your child to have a happy and successful start to school.

We believe that parents and teachers need to work closely together in a mutually supporting partnership to ensure that all children can develop their abilities and talents to the full.

If you or your child have any problems or queries please do not hesitate to come and discuss them with the class teacher first, or me if you feel it necessary.

We hope that your association with our school will be a happy one and that your child will grow and thrive in our care.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Worsley


Our Ethos Statement

Northiam School aims to present a Christian life style through spiritual development and the practice of Christian family values; achieved through the teaching and ethos of the school, but without undue pressure to believe.

Mission Statement

For all within the community of the school to achieve their full potential through high personal expectation and our ethos.

The following statements illustrate our values

Attitude to Others

We believe that children and adults should show respect for all within the community regardless of differences and similarities. We encourage consideration for others; valuing and celebrating their achievements. A pride in the community of the school should be evident in their welcoming attitude.

Attitude to Learning

We aim to encourage a love of learning, a desire to excel and a pride in achievement. We aim for all in the school community to have the skills and confidence to meet future challenges.

Attitude to Self

We aim for all in the school community to feel secure, happy and valued. They should feel proud to be part of the school and possess positive self-esteem.

Home/school partnership

We encourage and value a partnership between the school, home and community to enhance the development and achievements of the children.


We believe that the children have a right to a welcoming, inspiring environment, and that they should be encouraged to share in the responsibility of maintaining it.


The aims of the school are to help children to develop:

-           Lively, enquiring minds and a love of learning; the ability to question, to argue rationally and to think for themselves;

-           The ability to work hard and to succeed at tasks: to work independently and with other people;

-           A sense of self‑respect, self‑confidence and self‑reliance: an awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of others;

-           The knowledge, skills and practical abilities they will need throughout their lives, at work and play, in a fast moving world;

-           A reasoned set of personal attitudes, values and beliefs, an understanding of the world and their place in it: a respect for the religious and moral values of others.


With these general aims in mind it is our intention that most children, when they transfer to secondary school, will be independent and confident learners able to:


-           Read fluently and accurately, with understanding, discrimination and enjoyment;

-           Speak and write clearly and confidently;

-           Write legibly and neatly, with good standards of spelling, punctuation and grammar;

-           Use mathematical skills and ideas in everyday situations;

-           Know where to look for information and how to record findings, understand how technology can be used;

-           Work independently or in a team to find things out, interpret and solve problems, use a range of creative arts and crafts as a means of expression;

-           Possess enough skill, strength, endurance and mobility to take part confidently in a range of physical activities;

-           Show an awareness of local geographical, historical and social influences and of different times, places and cultures.


The school is operating within the framework of the Basic Curriculum which is made up of the National Curriculum and RE.  The children are taught using a thematic-based approach which ensures that appropriate programmes of study and attainment targets for the National Curriculum subjects and RE are covered.  Our Curriculum Policies are available if parents would like to read them in school.

The Core Subjects consist of;

English, Mathematics, Science and Information Communication Technology.

The remaining ‘Foundation Subjects’ are:

History, Geography, Design Technology, Music, Art and PE.

Religious Education is also taught through the county guidelines which have been composed with many religious groups including the Church of England.

A further subject that the school teaches is that of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) which includes Citizenship.

Pupils in Reception will be working on the ‘Early Learning Goals’, Years 1 and 2 will be working on Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum and those in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will build upon this in the Key Stage 2 curriculum.


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