What makes us special?
At St. George’s School, we believe that children should live and learn in a happy, secure and stimulating environment. a place where they are valued as individuals, encouraged to grow in self–esteem and given the opportunities they deserve to reach their potential.
Our faith is important to us. We are a Christian school at the same time as welcoming those of other beliefs. Worship and quality Religious Education are important to us and the strong links we have developed with our local church is an important feature of the school life. We believe strongly in tolerance, respect and understanding of the beliefs of others.
We aspire for all our children to become confident, secure, caring individuals who achieve personal success and develop a love of learning.
Our aim is:
- To provide a warm welcoming, secure environment for all children
- To encourage, value and extend every child’s contribution to the school
- To recognise and celebrate success in everyone
- To provide a broad, balanced, carefully planned curriculum
- To build strong collaborative partnerships with families and the local community
- To encourage and enable the continuous professional development of all staff
We enjoy a wonderful natural environment which provides further stimulus for our children. There is opportunity to explore nature through a variety of wildlife areas including woodland, wetland and meadowland. A pond, nature trail and dig for victory garden also feature in the range of learning experiences and add interest.
All are welcome! We are firmly Christian in not selecting by ability, race or gender. What inclusion does not mean is tolerating unacceptable behaviour. Parents may be rest assured that we have zero tolerance of anti–social behaviour, violence and the disruption of learning.
The achievement of every pupil is paramount for our staff. We provide both academic and pastoral care to ensure that every child continues to improve.
At the end of April 2008 St George’s School was judged by both OfSTED and SIAS (Statutory Inspections of Anglican Schools) as ‘Outstanding School.’
Both inspection teams found that we had no Key Issues and we received many commendations. I am attaching a copy of the Summary Report below that was available for all parents, friends, staff and governors at St George’s. I feel sure that you will find it very informative.
In addition the school has recently received many awards recognising the work of the staff and the pupils. These include amongst many, the Quality Mark for Quality in Study Support in 2005 and 2008, the Gold Eco–Schools Award in 2005 and 2009, and Investors in People in 2002, 2006 and 2009.
At this school it is extremely important to us to develop the ‘whole child’. As such, we wish to focus on all aspects of development — academic, aesthetic, personal, inter–personal, social and emotional. To this end, we wish to work in partnership with you in the important task of assisting your child to reach his/her full potential, enabling him/her to be an effective, happy citizen in the 21st century.
We recognise the partnership between home and school and the crucial role it plays in each child’s development. By working closely with parents, our aim is to foster a love of creation, and readiness for the challenges ahead.