I have always believed that Primary education is a critical stage in a child’s education – as it shapes them for life. As well as giving them the essential tools for learning, Primary education is about children experiencing the joy of discovery, problem solving, creativity and the chance to develop their self-confidence as learners whilst also allowing them to mature socially and emotionally. Excellent teaching gives children the life chances they deserve and I feel enjoyment is the birthright of every child. The most powerful mix is the one that brings the two together. Children learn better when they are excited and engaged – but what excites and engages them best is truly excellent teaching. It is this, that the current staff and I are endeavouring to deliver. To do this we are making sure that we continue to build on the excellent progress the school has made year on year by establishing what the learners already know and taking this further. We are continuing to raise standards in learning and achievement by structuring and pacing the learning experiences to make them even more challenging and enjoyable and are developing an exciting and creative curriculum by making individuals active partners in their learning. This enables them to develop their learning skills and personal qualities and enables us to build a school culture and curriculum which takes into account the richness and diversity of the school’s communities. By doing so, we are promoting positive strategies for challenging prejudice. We continue to strive for excellence in all areas of the school by setting high standards and expectations, giving every learner the confidence and motivation in order to succeed in being ‘the best that I can be.’ We are developing the school more as a focal point for the community by enhancing the value of the school to the wider community (including parents and carers and other schools.) We hope that by involving the community, we will be enriching the learning experiences, our children require to thrive. We shall continue to collaborate with other agencies and with parents and carers to ensure our pupils’ well-being and improve their achievement and personal development.'
Nick Peters, Headteacher
Our school is situated on Richmond Street in the heart of King's Sutton, a village of approximately 2,200 people which nestles in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, five miles south of Banbury. We are a housed in a late Victorian building consisting of seven individual curriculum classes, music room, a shared area, a hall, SEN room and a reference suite which contains our library and ICT suite. Along with the ICT suite each classroom has access to the latest interactive whiteboard technology and wireless networking. We currently have 170 children aged 4-11 on roll, most of whom come from the local village although we are increasingly welcoming children from further afield.
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