The present attractive school building opened in September 1980, replacing a building which had its origins as far back as 1723 when a church school was founded in the community. The Christian ethos of the school continues today including links with our local parish church of St. John the Baptist and also with the diocese of Chichester.
The school is for Reception and Key Stage One children (Years R, 1 & 2) and Key Stage Two children (Years 3,4,5 & 6) i.e. children aged 4+ to 11 years old. The pupils usually transfer to Claverham Community College, Battle, or Robertsbridge Community College at the end of Year 6.
The building comprises six large classrooms which include carpeted quiet areas and additional space for art/craft, cookery, woodwork etc. There are 2 conservatory/playrooms for Reception and Key Stage 1, and a safe fenced off area for outdoor play activities for reception children. There are also resource areas for Maths, Science, Technology and Music, a Sports equipment store, a reading Library and a reference Library, two group teaching rooms and a main hall. The all weather sports ground is on the southeast side of the site and there are two hard surfaced recreation areas, with the addition of an outdoor heated swimming pool. There are many opportunities for children to enjoy playtimes with our pirate ship, play area, climbing apparatus, outdoor stage or enjoying football and netball. The complete school site has a beautiful outlook over open countryside.
At the present time the school roll reaches about 173 in January of each school year.
We are proud of our warm friendly atmosphere, where the children are challenged and cared for each day by a dedicated, enthusiastic team of professionals. The non-teaching staff work extremely hard to enhance the smooth day to day running of our school. All staff support our school in many ways, for the benefit of our children. Our main concerns are for your child's education, welfare and happiness.
We give all children a broad and balanced education, and to ensure that each is fully extended. This is a very high priority. We hope that children will want to come to school because they find it a happy, interesting place to work and that we can develop attitudes that make them want to learn. We feel it important to give time to Numeracy and Literacy as these are the tools the children will need throughout life. We have daily Numeracy/Literacy lessons in all classes, from Key Stage 1. The Reception children have Literacy and Numeracy teaching each day.
A superb ICT Suite has been built on site and we started using this facility on1st February 2004 for both school and the local community.