Thorpe Greenways School was built in 1934 and houses a separate Infant and Junior school under the umbrella of the Federation of Greenways Schools. The Infant school has four classes in each year group, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, with 30 pupils in each class. The school enjoys an excellent reputation within the community and is oversubscribed, accommodating 360 pupils on roll. The school is located in very pleasant grounds and benefits from an environmental area; a woodland area and an outdoor swimming pool. The school does not levy any charge for swimming lessons.
Most children attain high standards of achievement in all subject areas. The school has an excellent academic record achieving consistently high results in the statutory National Curriculum end of Key Stage 1 Tests and achieves high grades in comparison to all schools nationally and locally (see National Curriculum SATs comparative data provided).The school has been recognised nationally, for the exceptionally high standard of pupil’s work in the fields of creative arts and sport. This has led to the school being awarded Artsmark Gold status from the National Art Council.
The school provides a broad and balanced creative curriculum for pupils. It has a strong tradition of encouraging pupils’ involvement in a wide variety of sporting opportunities. The children participate in local sporting events, competing against other local schools. The Infant school has been the awarded the Active Mark Award by the DfE, in recognition of outstanding practice in developing pupil’s access to P.E. We have a strong focus on promoting healthy lifestyles. This has led to the school’s work being recognised nationally with the Healthy Schools Award and we are currently working towards an enhanced status.
The I.C.T. is fully integrated into the school curriculum, with children having access to networked computers linked to the internet via Broadband. Each class has an interactive whiteboard and children develop their understanding of applications related to I.C.T., both in the classroom and in the school’s purpose built I.C.T. suite. Pupils’ attainment levels in I.C.T. were recognised by Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI), as being well above national average.
The school has established excellent links within the local community and beyond. The Infant School are twinned with a school in Nice, France. The children communicate with the other schools to enhance their children’s understanding of the wider community, both, local, national and global. The school has a Modern Foreign Language Co-ordinator who runs a language after school club. The school regularly holds themed weeks including languages and worldwide festivals.
The school has a calm harmonious and industrious atmosphere where children are encouraged to fulfil their potential and to take an active part in the life and work of the school. The Infant school has a School Council and Buddy friendship system used during play and lunch times.
The staff and Governing Body work hard as a team to provide an excellent education for the children in our care within the framework of a broad and balanced creative curriculum, taught within a stimulating teaching and learning environment, where each individual child can flourish.
We value highly our liaison with parents and welcome your involvement in the education of your child and in the life of the school in general. Pupil and Parent Progress Meetings (PPM) are held in the Autumn and Spring Terms and a Celebration Open evening is held in the Summer term, which the whole school community is invited to attend. Numerous events are held throughout the year, to which parents are invited to attend. These include workshops and also Harvest Festival, Christmas and Summer concerts, Music and Dance Festivals, Book Fairs.
The school has an active Parents Association (FOTs), which organise numerous events throughout the year. These include, family disco’s, quiz nights, ladies pamper evenings, a black tie summer ball, inflatable fun-days, Christmas bazaar’s and Summer Fayre’s. All parents are automatically members of FOTS and you may wish to consider supporting the work of the Parents Association during your child’s time at Thorpe Greenways Infant School.