Parent Information

Accommodation

The main school was opened in 1975 as a one form entry i.e. seven classes. Since then the number of children attending Boringdon has doubled and we now have fourteen classes. There are eight classrooms in the main building for Years R, 1, 2 and 3, and Years 4, 5 and 6 are in our separate adjacent classroom buildings. The 'pods' provide these year groups with a complete teaching unit comprising classrooms, outside learning areas, group work-space, cloakrooms and toilets.

In the main building, there is a hall, used for assemblies, KS1 PE lessons and lunches, and a Computing Suite. The Admin Office, Headteacher’s and Business Manager’s offices and Staff Room are situated off the main entrance foyer. We have a small dedicated SEN area (The Oasis) where specialists and staff can provide additional support for our children. We have two playgrounds, outside quiet areas, a playing field and conservation area with a pond, within the school site.
 
In March 2020, our new hall and conference block was opened. This has been named 'The Mayflower' in celebration of Mayflower 400. It comprises the KS2 PE hall, conference room, toilets plus a small kitchen. The building of this was financed by government Condition Improvement Funding and has had an amazing positive impact on teaching an learning already. At the weekend, it is used by the community.

Aims

Education and learning take place throughout life. We seek to build upon the groundwork that has begun at home by establishing a co-operative partnership with parents in order to achieve our aims.

  • Create a well ordered, safe and happy environment in which children are able to realise their full potential academically, physically, emotionally, socially, culturally, spiritually and morally.
  • Enable children to enjoy aesthetic and creative activities.
  • Enable the acquisition of the necessary academic and social skills, knowledge and understanding, as preparation for future life in a rapidly changing world.
  • Provide for individual achievement through a variety of quality teaching and learning experiences which enable the development of positive self-belief and self-esteem.
  • Develop co-operative and friendly attitudes which provide for self-discipline and enable consideration and respect for the values and beliefs of others.
  • Encourage parental involvement in their child’s learning through the provision of the appropriate homework, co-operative activities and discussion meetings.
  • Encourage the involvement of parents in school activities.
  • Keep parents informed of their child’s progress, the policies and activities of the school.
We provide education for all children through appropriate differentiation, resources and facilities. All children’s needs are considered and appropriate provision is made available to accommodate and value their diversity.
 The Pastoral Team at Boringdon are keen to offer as much support to families as possible.  To help us do this we have developed an online resource.  It is called Padlet.  The Padlet offers suggestions if you are finding things tricky or need extra support.  Scroll down the columns to find links to resources, courses, advice and activities.