The Governing Body recognises the importance of class sizes with a mixed age and ability range within a small school.
The school has three classes. These classes are constructed to ensure the lowest class size possible. There are Learning Support Assistants who work with groups of children and individuals to enable us to maintain a high adult/child ratio.
We now have 4 classes
Class R – EYFS
Class 1 – Years 1 and 2
Class 2 – Years 3 and 4
Class 3 – Years 5 and 6
EYFS are taught as a separate class of 10/11 children. This ensures an excellent start for our youngest children in a very small class.
Within each class children work in groups according to their level or ability rather than merely their age. Small class size ensures the children can be taught in small groups or as individuals. The staff can also ensure each child’s needs and potential are catered for.
When children start school in their reception year, this is known as the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is a continuation of the curriculum they have used at pre-school. This is a separate curriculum from the National Curriculum which the children begin to study in September following their 5th birthday. Our school covers key stages one and two of the National Curriculum.
Key Stage 1 is years 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 7) and corresponds to the Infant years.
Key Stage 2 is years 3 to 6 (ages 7 to 11) which are the Junior year groups.