St James' Church -Abinger Common First School

Abinger Common First School

The School provides a happy and relaxed environment in which to encourage the social, moral, intellectual, physical and spiritual development of the children in our care, thus preparing them for our rapidly changing technological society.

Through well-planned teaching children are expected to achieve high levels of competency in basic numeracy and literacy. Children are encouraged to have open minds and to become confident, independent learners able to use their skills of observation, questioning, decision-making and problem-solving to become competent in all areas of the Curriculum.

Our outstanding Curriculum and environment provide opportunities for the children to use their natural curiosity and desire to learn and achieve, thereby developing self-awareness and self-esteem. The Curriculum is differentiated to provide for all levels of ability and is broadly-balanced to include forms of Art and physical activity.

Children are encouraged to be caring and considerate and respectful of others. The attitudes of the staff and the Curriculum reflect these qualities.

We consider it important that the children should value and have respect for the environment and resources of the school and village.

We aim to continue to develop community and parental involvement in the life of the school and to keep parents informed at each stage of their child's education.

It is proposed that from September 2010 we will amalgamate with Westcott School and provide education through the Primary age range on the two sites. Our children will benefit from being taught within their own small community up to Year 3, before moving onto the larger site at Westcott to complete their primary education.

We are always glad to welcome prospective parents.

Tel: 01306 730747