Crockerne Church of England Primary School

To be the best me that I can be


Dear Parents/Carers,


On behalf of the staff, Governors and children and as the new Head Teacher, I would like to welcome you to Crockerne C of E Primary School website. Based in Pill, North Somerset, Crockerne strives to provide the best education we can for all of our children, whilst maintaining our church school distinctiveness.


This site is designed to be a source of information for our school community and a celebration of our children's many achievements.


At Crockerne we provide high standards of teaching and learning in an educational and social environment, which nurtures and challenges each child, enabling individuals to flourish and to achieve their highest possible potential.  Our environment allows children to achieve academically, creatively, spiritually and socially.


We believe that our children can achieve anything and we encourage them to be 'the best me that they can be' through a gem point system, which includes values such as: courage, perseverance, being responsible, cooperation, collaboration and supporting others. This helps our children to develop learning dispositions and become independent, confident lifelong learners.


Our curriculum is designed to be as inspiring and engaging as possible, based around core skills, which encourage children to think beyond themselves and to consider the wider community. We strive to expose Crockerne's children to a wide range of careers and pathways using our REAL approach. REAL (Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic, Learning) is an approach to learning that connects deep subject content with real world problem solving. This enable all students to create extraordinary work that matters in the real world.


At Crockerne, we recognise that the partnership between home and school is one of the most important elements in ensuring that a child's education is a successful, rewarding and happy experience.   Staff value the support and commitment which parents offer both to the school as a whole and to their own child's education, and we welcome any parental support either in or out of class.  We believe this puts our school at the heart of Pill community and involves parents and carers in their child's learning journey.


We are very proud of our links with St Georges and Christ Church.  We work in partnership with them and the Diocese of Bath and Wells to bring Christian Values and Ethos into all aspects of school life.


To support our parents, we offer high quality wrap around care with our breakfast and after school clubs so they have the flexibility to work or pick their children up at convenient times. 


Communication is important and we aim to keep parents and carers informed through letters home, parents' evenings, phone calls and the school website. 


As part of the Kaleidoscope MAT, an exclusively Primary MAT, our aim is to share good practice, resources and training to ensure the children get a family feel but receive an expert, outward-facing view of the wider community and access to a wider range of activities and experiences shared with six other like-minded schools


I hope that you find our website informative and enjoy your visit.


Mrs Emma Bray