Clenchwarton Community Primary School
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Funding status: State - Academy
Age range: 4 - 11 years
About Clenchwarton Community Primary School
Clenchwarton Community Primary School is situated just to the west of King’s Lynn in Norfolk. We are at the heart of a thriving village community and part of the Terrington Cluster of Schools (5 primary schools and 1 secondary school). Our performance has consistently placed us within the top 5% of primary schools nationally – something we are very proud of. However – there is much more to our school than SAT’s results and league tables – so please read on to find out more!
We currently have 217 pupils on roll, with most pupils living close to the school. As demand for places is very high, the percentage of children from outside the village is gradually decreasing. We regularly have around 80 applications for the 30 places available in our Reception Class each September. Throughout the school, our children are enthusiastic learners. Our school motto is “Keep smiling, aim high and achieve your goal.” All children make excellent progress during their time with us and we have particular success with those children who are on the special needs register.
Our Teaching & Support Staff
The main strength of our school is the superb staff team. We have a wide range of experience among the teaching staff; however we work incredibly well together and share the vision, values and encompassing ethos that underpin our school. Teachers are supported by a large team of experienced and effective Teaching Assistants, who make a significant contribution to the learning and attainment of all pupils. Our Specific Needs Team (Senco and two SEN Teaching Assistants) supports children across the school and closely targets individual needs through a mixture of individual, group, in class and withdrawn support. All members of our team play an active part in the further development of the school and we all share our successes and achievements. The school is led by the Leadership Team, consisting of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Administration Assistant and the TLR Teacher.
Our Governing Body
We have a supportive and effective Governing Body, which completely shares and promotes our school aims, vision and ethos. The full Governing Body meets six times a year, with committees meeting regularly for curriculum, personnel, premises and finance. In addition there are identified committees for complaints, pupil discipline and staff grievance that would act if required. Individual Governors have designated responsibilities for a wide range of areas, including special needs, health and safety, performance management and gifted and talented provision.
Our School Buildings and Site
The school occupies a large site in the middle of the village and comprises a Victorian building, an extension from the 1950’s and a number of mobile classrooms. The grounds have been well developed over the last few years, with a large playing field, two playgrounds, a sensory garden, vegetable gardens, environmental area (with pond) covered swimming pool, trim trail and specific area for outdoor play in the Foundation Stage. School meals are fantastic – and are cooked on site by a Cook Manager. We have a large assembly hall, which also has to be used for school lunches. Our school site is maintained by our non-resident Site Manager and School Cleaner.
We pride ourselves on providing an adaptable, rich and exciting curriculum, which encourages children to be creative thinkers and flexible learners. We are determined that all children in our care will make excellent individual progress and consistently meet their own targets during their time with us. Support is provided as needed, either from the Teacher and Teaching Assistant(s) in each class or through targeted support from our Specific Needs Team. Primary Modern Languages are offered across the school during Inspire! Sessions, which provide all children with the opportunity to learn new skills alongside the Teachers – this could include skipping, origami, boule or skittles.
We offer a wide range of school clubs across the year, including running, netball, football, healthy cooking, radio makers, fitness and drama. Many are offered to children of all ages, whilst others are offered to specific age ranges or classes.