The prospectus has been put together by the children, staff, governors and parents of the school. We hope it helps you gain an understanding of how our school is organised, and to appreciate the exciting opportunities on offer to children in our care. All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which makes each one unique. We believe that the ‘special feel’ at Claypole Church of England Primary School is to do with our caring, friendly atmosphere. Our school continues to develop in many exciting ways, providing an even more enriching experience for our pupils. Claypole is a small, friendly and thriving village school in an attractive, rural location. This is a school where children and adults have fun, work hard and achieve our very best. We love sports, art and music and produce fantastic work. You will hear much laughter and see smiling faces when you visit us, but you will also see good quality work in every part of our school. Our children achieve high results and academic standards are very important to us. Alongside this, our children care about each other within our Christian Values and their behaviour is exemplary. We have talented children and staff who strive for excellence, promote harmony and value achievement. The school was last inspected by Ofsted in January 2012 when we were judged to be ‘good’ in all the key areas of inspection, and in our overall effectiveness of provision with an ‘outstanding’ judgment for behaviour and safety. The Inspection Report said: “Teaching in school is good and it helps children to learn. The standards achieved in English and mathematics are above average. “Inspectors commented: “Behaviour in lessons and around the school is excellent and children relate well to each other and to adults in the school.” The full Ofsted Report is available on the School’s website.
I am extremely proud to lead a team that is committed to achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for the children in our care. Staff, supported by governors, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum; to prepare children for future education; and to help them acquire the skills and enthusiasm needed to pursue learning for the rest of their lives.