Saxilby Church of England Primary School
Saxilby Church of England Primary School Our Values • A sense of challenge and achievement • Commitment to high standards • Enjoyment of learning and equality of opportunity • Positive attitudes • Self-belief • Mutual respect • Empathy for other lifestyles and cultures • Imagination • Being part of a team
Our Aims • To lead happy and successful lives • To live and work in harmony with others • To enjoy lifelong learning • To provide an exciting curriculum that enables everyone within our school to achieve their very best • To provide extra-curricular activities that are varied, inclusive, fun for all and are enriched by involving community skills
‘This is a harmonious school where pupils are friendly and care for each other really well.’ OfSTED
‘Pupils’ very positive attitudes to learning and excellent behaviour contribute significantly to the calm and purposeful atmosphere that permeates the school.’ OfSTED
â€˜My child left Saxilby well-prepared for secondary School. He left with the skills he needed to settle into Secondary School with confidence. Saxilby provides excellent academic and pastoral care.â€™ Parent
Our Curriculum Our curriculum is designed to provide a rich and varied programme to meet the needs of all learners. It enables them to try new things and to discover and develop their passions and talents. Our creative approach, using topics and specific subject teaching, stimulates learning and enables pupils to practise and use skills in a variety of ways. We believe the curriculum we offer stimulates childrenâ€™s imagination, challenges them, yet enables all children to feel successful, no matter what their ability or interests. It promotes self-belief, self-confidence and opportunities for leadership. Our curriculum aims to make learning come to life, to engage and inspire, and offer children a love of learning and skills that will last a lifetime.
â€˜The lessons are so exciting. I love the new topics we learn about.â€™ Pupil
Our Community Caring is a way of life at Saxilby and underpins all that we do. Our team go beyond what is expected to ensure our pupils feel safe, secure and valued. Children are encouraged to be part of the decision making process. The children have an active School Council, Learning Council and Collective Worship Council. Pupil Advocates take an active part in school life undertaking key functions in school. Our Church school status is something that we cherish. Our strong Christian ethos underpins all of our work in and around school. All children and their achievements are celebrated. The school is an outstanding Church school and we endeavour to maintain close links with the local church and Diocese.
‘Saxilby Church of England Primary School provides a distinctive and effective learning environment for pupils’ spiritual and moral growth and in which behaviour and relationships are exemplar.’ Church Schools Inspection Nov 2012
‘I love being on the Learning Council. We helped decide how we should do homework.’ Pupil ‘It is good to have a responsibility and be listened to.’ Pupil
â€˜Very positive links with parents and carers bring considerable benefit to the school.â€™ OfSTED Oct 12
â€˜The school is so welcoming and I know I will always be listened to.â€™ Parent
Working together Our relationship with parents is vital to ensure that all pupils achieve their very best. We actively welcome parents into school in many ways. We have celebration assemblies every week and we invite parents into class once a month to learn alongside their children. Our Special Needs team and Family Support Worker are always available and work in close partnership with families to provide advice and guidance to ensure children achieve their full potential. Our Parent council meets to discuss current issues relevant to school. The FOSS (Friends of Saxilby School) team work tirelessly to raise money to support the school aims. Good communication and clear understanding is vital between home and school and there is always an open invitation to parents to come in and discuss issues.
â€˜The opportunity for pupils to engage and excel at sports is very clear. My child has been encouraged to take up canoeing through school and loves every minute of the training.â€™ Parent
Sports We believe that sports provide an enormous benefit to pupils. At Saxilby we teach all pupils that being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Every pupil is encouraged to take part. We have specially trained coaches who deliver sports alongside the teaching staff. Children have the opportunity to cover a wide range of sports including: tennis, dance, gymnastics, football, tag rugby, swimming, netball and cycling. We are very proud of our achievements in sports and encourage as many pupils as possible to participate in sports tournaments and festivals representing the school. We have won trophies in cross-country, athletics, netball, horse-riding and swimming to name but a few.
‘The choice of clubs is amazing. You can get involved with so much at Saxilby.’ Pupil
‘I love going to represent the school at sports. You have the chance to meet so many new people.’ Pupil
‘Saxilby Church of England school is an inclusive school in which all feel valued and special.’ Church Schools Inspection Nov 2012
‘My children love all the different visitors that come into school and the creative learning that takes place.’ Parent
Enrichment Alongside the sports provision at Saxilby, there are many opportunities for children to develop further. The school newspaper is thriving and young journalists contribute to the paper with a pupil led editorial team producing the final copies. We are a Platinum Award ‘Sing Up’ school and currently have two choirs running in school who regularly perform at local events. Visitors are welcomed into school to extend learning. The visits to school match the topics being taught and have included a Fire Engine, a beekeeper, a Tudor Pedlar, Rainforest animals and a mobile World War 2 Museum in the past.
‘My favourite memory at Saxilby is going to Edale. We had the best time ever.’ Year 6 Pupil
Learning Outdoors From the first day children enter the school here at Saxilby, opportunities are sought to extend learning outdoors. The Learning Garden In Reception provides new pupils with a wonderful place to explore and learn. As children progress through school they are able to participate in many lessons outdoors. Visits in the locality and to specialist museums enhance the learning the children undertake. In recent years pupils have visited theatres, wildlife parks, art galleries and even Cadbury’s World! Residential visits take place for pupils in year 4 and Year 6. The Year 4 trip links environmental science into their learning in school whilst the year 6 visit is a week away undertaking outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, climbing and abseiling.
‘I like being outside. I like making mud pies.’ Reception Pupil
‘Excellent use was made of both the indoor and outdoor areas to improve a range of skills.’ OfSTED
Saxilby Church of England Primary School, Saxilby, Lincoln, LN1 2QJ Tel: 01522 702669 Fax: 01522 702669 Email: email@example.com Website: www.saxilby.lincs.sch.uk
‘The uniqueness of every pupil is fully valued and shared.’ Church Schools Inspection Nov 2012