A Letter From The Headteacher
Welcome to our website. I hope that you will find it useful and will enjoy looking at it. It should give you a flavour of our school and help you to understand what is important to us.
My name is Jan McCarthy and I have been the headteacher here since
Easter 2011. I am proud to be part of such a lovely school with so many things to offer the children.
The staff are friendly and hard working. They work very effectively as a team and contribute enormously to the happy environment that we have. They plan a range of activities and learning experiences to suit the range of abilities and interests of the children. They strive to support each child to develop academically, socially and emotionally.
We are a church school and we enjoy good links with our local churches. A supportive and nurturing ethos is fundamental to our approach.
We are not far from Taunton itself, but set in delightful grounds. You would not know from looking at the front of the school, just how fortunate we are to enjoy lots of open space at the back. We have a wild area to take part in “forest school” activities and a “supergrounds” area where the children can explore and play. Our large field allows a variety of outdoor sports to take place. The local Pre-school with its outstanding inspection grade is on the same site.
We run a child care provision from the school, known as Smileys. This is both a breakfast club from 8.00 until 9.00 a.m. and an afterschool club from 3.30 until 5.30 p.m. Our pupils enjoy using this facility. We also offer a wide range of extra curricular activities depending on the time of year.
We have a strong tradition for our high standard of music and are increasingly promoting a variety of sporting opportunities that the children are taking up with enthusiasm.
High standards of academic work are, of course, important, but we also want our pupils to be well rounded and confident individuals who will undertake responsibility.
Thank you once again, for your interest in our website if you would like to visit us you would be very welcome and I would be delighted to show you around. Please ring Mrs Foote in the office to make an appointment if this is the case, on the number below.
Janet McCarthy (Headteacher)