|Elder Avenue, SS12 0LR, UK Wickford|
+44 (0)1268 734420
Grange Primary School was established in September 1998, due to the amalgamation of Grange Infant and Junior Schools , and serves a pleasant residential area around Wickford.
As of 2007/08 the school will be housed in one building.
The school is well resourced with a custom built ICT suite, a room which serves as a fully stocked library, and central resource areas containing a wide range of materials and equipment to support effective delivery of the exciting, inspiring curriculum.
Acts of collective worship take place in the hall, which is also equipped for physical education. The hall has stage lighting for performance work. The hall is also used for Dance, Drama and Music and as a dining area at lunchtime.
A feature of the school is our highly successful Early Years Unit where, as well as following a detailed curriculum, great importance is attached to the development of the children's social skills which helps them build successful relationships with other children and adults, before entering mainstream school.
The School had a successful OFSTED inspection in February 2005 (available on the OFSTED website). And has recently achieved the Advanced Healthy School Award, theArts Mark and the Advanced International Award.
We also have a commitment to serve our community and develop as a community school.
The school is surrounded by grassed areas which are being continually developed for outdoor play activities and as an outdoor classroom to enhance thinking and problem solving skills.
At Grange Primary School we believe every pupil is entitled to a curriculum rich and varied, challenging and inspiring, which enables every individual to fulfil her or his potential to the highest possible standard, so that all, for the benefit of all, are able to shape their destinies to create a better world.
Our School Aims
1. To provide a curriculum that is balanced, well planned and taught effectively, taking into account differing starting points and abilities: which is offered regardless of gender, religious belief or ethnic background.
2. To develop agreed and effective assessment procedures, including the direct involvement of pupils in their own assessment and target setting.
3. To help pupils develop a spiritual and moral framework which is based on discipline and respect for themselves and others.
4. To promote effective learning in a stimulating well-resourced secure environment that actively encourages confident, independent and well-motivated pupils and ensures strong links between home and school.
5. To encourage children to become responsible, tolerant and caring members of our school and the wider community, both locally and globally.
6. To ensure, through effective leadership and management, that the school's resources are used efficiently to ensure good value for money from the available funds.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is both interesting and stimulating. We feel it is important to meet the needs of the individual child through personalized learning, provide all children with equal curriculum opportunities, particularly developing a thinking skills and problem solving approach for life long learning.
We teach the National Curriculum as follows:
Core Subjects: English: Mathematics: Science: ICT: RE:
Foundation Subjects: Design & Technology: History: Geography: Music: Art: PE:
Whilst at Grange Primary School , children will be assessed during their first year. This is called Baseline Assessment which indicates what level your child is working at. The Early Literacy Support test is also used for pupils in Year 1 classes who are registering a concern. At the end of Year 2, children are assessed in the Core subjects by their teachers, using on-going Teacher Assessment and tests where necessary to back up their judgment (formerly Standard Assessment Tests - SATs). At the end of Key Stage 2, Year 6 SATs take place, which are national tests in English, Mathematics and Science. These tests are moderated externally and results are published nationally. The school also administers Reading and Mathematics tests in Years 3, 4 and 5. An assessment timetable is available for inspection. Children are taught through thematic study, focusing on thinking skills and a multiple ability / problem solving approach, with the three core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science given high priority.
At Grange Primary School , the Early Years of formal education is seen as extremely important in establishing children's attitudes to learning and the school environment.
We aim to provide a caring and friendly atmosphere where children can feel safe and secure, whilst developing a positive attitude towards education. Our scheme of work is based on "Early Learning Goals”. The curriculum is also supported by suitable visits and outside specialists. We are well resourced with a wide range of equipment and an outdoor play area.
· All members of the school community are asked to respect each other
· All children are expected to respect their teachers, other adults and fellow pupils
· All children are expected to respect their own and other people's property and to take care of books and equipment
· Children are asked to be well-behaved, well-mannered and attentive
· Children should walk (not run) when moving around school
· If a child has a grievance against another child, it must be reported to a member of staff who will deal with the matter
· Physical violence is not acceptable - neither is retaliation. Repeats of serious incidents will lead to exclusion
· Foul, abusive or racist language must not be used
· Children are expected to be punctual
· Children must not bring sharp or dangerous instruments to school, or any item that might cause a problem
· Children should wear the correct school uniform. Jewellery or trainers should not be worn. Hair attire should be simple. Longer hair should be tied back for practical and safety reasons.
This code of conduct has been formulated with the safety and well-being of the children in mind, and to enable the school to function efficiently as a place of learning.
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