Welcome to Crockerne Church of England Primary School. This is a happy school full of children who love to learn. We believe that ‘Crockerne children can achieve anything…’ We encourage our children through our Gem project, to develop learning dispositions (courage, perseverance, being responsible, cooperation, collaboration and supporting others) to be positive learners. Our children know that some of their most powerful learning comes from our ‘marvellous mistakes’. We have an engaging curriculum based around core skills of maths and English; our themes have guiding questions e.g. Why do I need so many clothes? This is a geography based learning theme and the children will gather their knowledge, through using self challenge, and explain their answer to their community including their peers, parents and visiting community groups.
This is a very exciting place to learn.
Our SIAMS (Church school Inspection) – November 12th 2014- has judged us to be outstanding in our distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England School.
The main findings are:
- The role of collective worship in promoting the school’s distinctive Christian values has a strong impact on children’s achievement and personal development
- The strong leadership by the co-headteachers, together with very good teamwork of the governors and staff, provides direction for the school’s distinctive Christian character
- The high quality of the provision for spiritual development enables children to value faith
We would like to thank all parents, staff, governors and especially the children for working so hard to achieve this wonderful outcome.
Ofsted Success – July 10th and 11th 2013 – We are a GOOD school.
We are delighted to welcome you and your child to Crockerne Church of England Primary School. We are a good school, on a rapid journey to outstanding. We are proud of our highly skilled and capable staff and our polite, friendly, well-behaved pupils. Over the next few years, we will be working in close partnership with you and look forward to helping your child flourish and achieve; ready for the next stage in their school career.
We recognise the hard work you have done to give your child the firm foundations of learning before they begin their school life. We will build on those foundations throughout their primary school career and enjoy working with you to maintain that momentum. We work hard to help children develop a love of learning and strive to provide a rich and broad curriculum. Above all we want our children to be happy, to feel secure, to achieve and to enjoy coming to school.
At Crockerne Church of England Primary School, we work very hard to help pupils to develop the skills and maturity they need to become good citizens. They learn to behave well, to persevere and to care for others. The children are taught the skills to become lifelong learners through an enriched and exciting curriculum. As a Church school, we also encourage children in their spiritual development, and give them opportunities to experience the ‘awe and wonder’ of their world.
Communication is key to a child’s successful time at school. At Crockerne, we have an open door policy and encourage you as parents and carers to take an active part in your child’s school career.
Our Church school distinctiveness is extremely important to us. We base our learning on our Christian values which are clearly reflected in our ethos and the good behaviour of our children. We work closely with the Diocese of Bath and Wells as well as our local churches Christchurch, Pill and St George’s, Easton – in – Gordano. All the children visit church regularly as part of their curriculum, Reception (4 – 5 year olds) , KS1 (4-7 year olds) children celebrate Easter in Christchurch and KS2 (7-11 year olds) celebrate Christmas in each church in alternate years.
Crockerne Church of England VC Primary School is set in the heart of the Pill community. The school caters for 52 preschool children in our Nursery and the Main School has approximately 300 boys and girls aged 4-11.
We are a family school and work in close partnership with parents and carers. The school has been described as ‘a warm blanket’ supporting both children and parents with a variety of needs.
We strive for high standards and a rounded education through a relevant and engaging curriculum designed to motivate the learning skills needed for life in the ever changing world.
North Somerset Council is the admissions authority and is responsible for determining the admission arrangements and allocating school places. If you wish to visit the school please email or telephone the main reception.