Aims of Eastergate School
To promote a caring and stimulating school culture that encompasses the spiritual, moral and social attributes of our school.
For us all to strive to live a well balanced and fulfilling lifestyle that contributes to the values and expectations of a flourishing society.
To develop a positive attitude to teaching and learning through access to a planned, broad, balanced, meaningful and robust curriculum.
To provide equal opportunities so that all children and adults involved within the working of the school can experience success through perseverance and determination.
To strive to develop individual talents and skills to the highest achievable standards.
To enable children to foster self-discipline, self-motivation, enquiry and a partnership amongst all those working within our school.
The ‘new’ Eastergate School was built in 1970. It is set in rural surroundings and is approximately six miles from the cathedral city of Chichester.
It presently comprises five purpose built classrooms together with a separate room called the ‘Rainbow Room’ for small teaching groups, an ICT Suite equipped with 15 computers, a Meeting room, a DT (Design Technology) Area, a Hall, a Staff room and Offices for Administration.
The School is Church of England Controlled, which means that Religious Education is provided in accordance with the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus. Daily Collective Worship is broadly of Christian Character. Education in the Christian Faith does not exclude other faiths and children are taught that religion is important in the lives of many people. We feel that Faith and Belief matters.
We have close links with St. George's Church, Eastergate, and the Parish Priest Reverend Simon Holland who is a regular visitor to the school. The Headteacher, a member of Staff, a Class or a Visitor, leads Collective Worship each day. We all enjoy celebrations and special assemblies throughout the school year and we actively encourage your participation in these. Parents or guardians have a legal right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship and/or RE. Should you wish to do this please contact the Headteacher.
We extend an open invitation for all parents/guardians to become involved in the life of the school. We hope all parents/guardians will take every opportunity to keep in close contact with the Class Teacher, who will be happy to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss any issues or worries. In addition termly Consultation Evenings are held and written reports are given at the end of each academic year. We believe that a home/school partnership will enhance the child's understanding of life long learning. We feel that education does not solely happen at school. It is the responsibility of the whole community in which the child is being nurtured. We ask all pupils, parents/guardians and staff to sign our Home/School Agreement. This helps all involved to keep in mind a unity of purpose.
Many parents and members of the local community share their talents with the children. We place great importance on the fact that all adults involved in guiding and teaching the children should share a common aim.
In common with our other local primary schools all children may be admitted at the beginning of the school year in which they will be five years of age. For children with birthdays between 1st September and 31st January, this will be on a full time basis for the complete year. For children with birthdays between 1st February and 31st August this will be part-time for the first half term. The teacher will then discuss with the parents at what point the child is able to cope with full time school.
See Prospectus Appendix A “Applying for a school place in West Sussex”