Eastrop Infant School provides a caring, broad and balanced curriculum for children from Reception to Year 2. After Year 2 the children progress to Southfield Junior School and subsequently to The Warneford School. Close links are maintained between staff and pupils of both Eastrop and Southfields to ensure that our older children progress easily when the time comes.
The school is set in pleasant grounds with plenty of space for outside activities. There is also a covered outside area for rainy days. Reception classes have an outside area with specalised play equipment.
Our talented and resourceful staff provide a happy atmosphere in which the children flourish. They also put in lots of extra effort to facilitate special theme weeks throughout the year, not to mention the plays and concerts which provide lots of motivation for the children and entertainment for their parents.
The Board of Governors works hard to ensure that the best use is made of our resources and makes a valuable contribution to the success of the school. We also have a very active fund raising team which allows us to provide extras such as Theatre Workshops and a high standard of equipment throughout the school.
The total number of children on role is 150, with each class limited to 30 pupils.
The Headteacher, Mrs S. Marshall leads a team of eight teachers plus a dedicated support, supervisory and administrative staff. We work in partnership with parents and carers who provide support to the school. The school was awarded first in July 2001, and renewed in 2004, the prestigious Basic Skills Quality Mark , by the Basic Skills Agency. The Quality Mark is about basic skills, reading, writing, spelling and numberwork. It says about the school:
- That it has a strategy and action plan to improve the basic skills.
- It assesses children to find out is they need extra help.
- It has targets for improving basic skills in the school
- It makes sure that the children have plans to improve their basic skills.
- It reviews the progress made by all of the children.
- The school provides training for all staff so they can teach better.
- It uses different ways of teaching based on what each child needs.
- Has good books and other materials to help children improve.
- It encourages parents to help their children with basic skills.
- It monitors whether they are becoming better at teaching basic skills.
The award is given for three years and maybe renewed if the school continues to reach the required standard.
The school was awarded the prestigious Investors in People Standard in May 2002 and reawarded in May 2005. The award recognises that we value the performance of all staff and their contribution to the successful running of the school.