Rangeworthy is a small village school, in a rural setting, to the North East of Bristol. The school is friendly and welcoming, with a caring, family atmosphere. This, combined with the small number of pupils, creates an ideal environment to develop not only the full academic potential of each child, but to equip children with self belief and the social skills necessary for a successful and happy future.
Because of the small numbers at the school, the pupils are able to enjoy more personal attention from the teachers and school staff. This is valuable for all the pupils, whatever their needs. All our teachers and support staff are experienced, supportive and highly skilled. A flexible approach in teaching methods and good teamwork ensure that we maximise the effect of staff expertise. High expectations of behaviour and commitment mean that children work hard and are keen to make good academic progress.
The school is a Church of England school and as such has close links with the local church. The church is nearby, along the lane from the school. The children make good use of its facilities and regularly attend school services and assemblies. Our rector, Mr. David Russell, is a regular visitor to the school, helping with Collective Worship and RE lessons.
As well as the Outstanding Ofsted report, the school has achieved several other awards, namely:
- Healthy School status since 2001;
- Eco Schools Green Flag status
- Artsmark Silver Award;
- Sports Activemark;
- Financial Management in Schools Award.
In order to experience being part of a larger group, we belong to a cluster of similar sized local schools. We work together to organise joint events such as residential visits, workshops and sports fixtures, giving children valuable experience of large scale events and encouraging them to make a wide circle of friends.
We offer a broad curriculum with many enrichment activities, including the teaching of Spanish throughout the school (by a native speaker), a weekly visit to the leisure centre for swimming and PE and many other things. Children throughout the school participate in a wide range of visits to enhance the curriculum in different ways. The school also hosts visitors, including story-tellers and county level sportsmen and women. We take part in many sports events, and are well known for being keen to participate, whatever the weather!
There are several activities available after school or at lunch time, such as clubs for Computers, Art, Guitar, Cookery, Drama, Recorders, Homework and Gardening.
The school is a thriving community where children, staff, parents and governors work together. Everyone was given the opportunity to have input into composing the school’s vision statement, which sets out our common aims for the children at this school.