Welcome to Pitton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School website. We hope that the information offered will help you gain some insight into the life and ethos our school.
|We consider Pitton Primary more of a family than a school where, in partnership with the parents, we can nurture the children so that when they leave our care and go onto the next stage of their education they feel prepared and motivated to meet a new set of challenges in their journey through life.
To help every child
- to listen with concentration and understanding.
- to read, with understanding, material appropriate to his/her age.
- to communicate clearly and confidently in speech, writing and other art forms such as painting, music, drama and movement.
- to acquire knowledge and information from a variety of sources.
- to observe carefully and accurately.
- to master basic scientific and mathematical concepts and solve problems.
- to use computers to communicate and find information.
- to have a knowledge of the Bible, Christian beliefs and worship and have an awareness of other religions.
- to have a range of movement and gymnastic skills.
SCHOOL ETHOS STATEMENT
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Parish Church and Diocese.
To provide a happy and caring environment in which the child is free to develop his or her full potential.
In partnership with parents, to encourage and enable each child to develop as a well-balanced individual with a positive self-image, allowing the child to participate in a wide range of activities with enthusiasm and confidence.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum to enable all the children in our care to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. This, together with the high expectations and commitment of the staff towards our Christian philosophy, create a quality environment in which children will grow spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically.
Be happy and safe - Be kind and helpful ? Work hard and aim high
Pitton Primary School lies five miles east of Salisbury in Wiltshire. It is a typical small village school with 100 pupils housed in four classrooms. The school was originally Grant Maintained but in September 1999 we became voluntary aided in recognition of our historical foundation.
The purpose-built school is sited on two acres of land surrounded by fields that belong to the Clarendon Estate.
The school also has a large play ground, playing field and excellent resources for ICT which includes SMART Boards in most classrooms and Broadband connection to the Internet.
The National Curriculum is taught throughout the school in four classrooms.
Class 1 - (OWLS) YR and younger Y1 children
Class 2 - (ROBINS) Older Y1 and Y2 children
Class 3 - (SARUM) Y3 and Y4 children
Class 4 - (CLARENDON) Y5 and Y6 children
Each class is taught by a teacher helped by an educational support assistant. Extra-curricular activities such as football, dance judo and music are led by specialist teachers. The Governors, villagers and parents take an active part in supporting the work in classrooms and after-school clubs.
The school boasts an excellent local reputation, particularly for music. We have recorder ensembles, an orchestra and choir. In the past seven years six of our pupils have won scholarships to Salisbury Cathedral School and the Purcell School in London. Our children have performed with professional musicians such as members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sarum Chamber Orchestra.