|School Lane, Plaxtol, TN15 0QD, UK Sevenoaks|
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Plaxtol Primary School!
"At Plaxtol School we provide a happy, secure environment where all children are encouraged and inspired to learn and develop as self-sufficient, self-disciplined individuals."
The School and Facilities
Plaxtol County Primary School is in the picturesque village of Plaxtol (population approximately 1,000) which is four miles from Tonbridge, seven miles from Sevenoaks and nine miles from Maidstone. The area is one of historical interest with remains dating from the Iron Age onwards. The School, situated on the boundary of a conservation area and adjacent to Fairlawne Country Estate, enjoys an attractive site at the top of the village with fine views across the Bourne valley.
The School buildings overlook a spacious tree lined playing field and playground. The original building has two classrooms, a library/computer suite, hall and kitchen and connects with the new extension, which was completed in 2004, comprising two classrooms and offices, secure entrance and foyer, modern toilets including disabled facilities. Outdoors there is a heated swimming pool for summer use. The school operates a website (www.plaxtol.kent.sch.uk) and has a full range of audio-visual equipment including computers, four interactive white boards, printers, video recorder, overhead projector and photocopiers. The office is fully equipped with bespoke KCC software and all pupil records are held on computer.
History and Community
The school has served the local and surrounding community for 170 years. The Plaxtol National School (now the Plaxtol Memorial Hall) was constructed in 1847 offering primary and secondary education for the community and remained open until 1962 when the current primary school building was ready for occupation. The school has adjusted to environmental, cultural, educational, social and economical changes throughout this period and remains part of a thriving local community with strong links to the Church and village organisations including the Nursery School. Many children at the school attended Plaxtol Nursery School before joining the school and the local community provided much financial assistance during the fundraising drive by the Governors and Plaxtol School Association for the now constructed extension.
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To offer children the best possible educational care it is essential to maintain an appropriate pupil/ teacher ratio. At present our pupil/ adult ratio is 12:1 and each class has at least one teaching assistant assigned. The total number of pupils attending school is 105. The school comprises four mixed ability classes. Each class covers two year groups.
Children are allocated and remain in four Houses namely:
• Hawks Blue
• Robins Red
• Woodpeckers Green
• Swallows Yellow
The School operates a system that allocates House points on the basis of work performance, sporting achievement and good behaviour.
Our key aims are to ensure
• children work in an environment where they are able to develop individually as a self sufficient, self disciplined personality
• a high standard of education by utilising resources available
• a policy of fairness and firmness applies
In line with current recommendations teachers set targets linked to the National Curriculum. Children in Key Stage 2 (school years 3-6) have a book containing three curricula and one personal target; children in Key Stage 1 (school years 1-2) have two curricula and one personal target which are written in the front of their workbooks. All targets are monitored on a regular basis by the class teacher.
Formal reports are issued for every child at the end of each academic year in accordance with the National Curriculum. Parents may see the work of their children or consult teachers about progress at a mutually convenient time. In addition there are two Consultation Evenings each year. The teachers of Reception and Year 1 children are available to discuss a child’s progress on specified afternoons after school on dates advised to parents at the beginning of each academic year. In addition, the Head Teacher gives a presentation each term on a core subject and how this is taught in the school. The presentation is followed by a visit to the class rooms to see the teaching in progress.
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