In April 2016 the children experienced their first days of learning in our purpose-built school which has provided us with an enviable environment where both pupils and staff can excel.
All classrooms have state of the art interactive teaching panels and provide a bright, spacious environment in which pupils can learn. The Reception classrooms have a covered outside area directly available to use in addition to the capacious school grounds.
We have two libraries, one on each floor in order to serve EYFS/KS1 classes and KS2 classes without unnecessary crowding. Smaller reading areas with comfortable seating are available in each classroom.
Healthy and nutritional school lunches are cooked on site by our catering provider – The Contract Dining Company. The size of our large hall will allow whole classes to eat together whether partaking of a cooked or packed lunch.
We have adjoining small and large halls hosting day-to-day lunches, assemblies, P.E. lessons, drama lessons, any other type of lessons requiring some space or a change of venue, assemblies, meetings, events, performances and after-school clubs. Having two halls means that two different activities of different sizes can be held at the same time as each other.
The halls will not replace our beloved Tunstall Church where school services will continue to be held annually to welcome new Reception Classes, celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Education Sunday, mark the period of Lent culminating in an Easter Service and celebrate the achievements of our departing Year 6 pupils at Leavers’ Service.
We also have a specialist room equipped with ovens, hobs, microwaves, fridges and sinks. The food technology element of the Design and Technology curriculum can be considerably enlivened with a purpose-built room.
Small Group Rooms/Areas
Timely interventions are essential to support and challenge new learning and there is provision for small group teaching built into both corridors.
In addition to the interactive flat panels in classrooms, we have 4 laptop trolleys each containing 16 laptops, plus a trolley of 30 iPads for pupil use. All classes also have their own class iPad. This allows us to fulfil the new computing requirements and means that pupils use up-to-date technology on a regular basis