Welcome to Milverton Community Primary School and Pre-School
Our school is set in extensive grounds on the edge of the attractive village of Milverton. We believe that education is a partnership between parents, children and staff. I often refer to our school as a community of learning; our aim is to help everyone involved in Milverton School and Pre-School feel part of a lively, caring and active learning community. Education should be fun. Children, like the rest of us, learn so much better when they are enjoying what they are doing. All of the adults that work in our school have a strong interest in the happiness and wellbeing of our children and are also keen to ensure that every child has opportunities to develop and reach their potential. Our school ethos is best reflected in these 5 words:
Our beautiful school grounds, full of mature trees and a variety of natural habitats, encourages us to be innovative in utilising this space as a valuable teaching and learning resource and we aim to get the children outside whenever it is practical. This also inspires an environmental awareness in our pupils and has galvanised a firm environmental commitment in us all. The school was first recognised as an Eco School in 2006 and we are very proud to be holders of our 7th Green Flag Award. We make effective use of our grounds through regular Forest School sessions and outdoor learning - please see our Forest School page. We believe that children’s mental wellbeing is as important as their physical wellbeing. We support this through regular mindfulness sessions in class and the children have recently had a term of yoga lessons, which we plan to continue. Please see our Wellbeing page for more information.
The school has an excellent academic track record and a long history of high expectations and achievements. We are proud to have been named recently in the Sunday Times Top 200 schools in England. Our curriculum is broad: we teach termly ‘Quests for Learning’ which are designed to make learning fun, accessible and tangible to our pupils. It is essential that the children grow to see themselves as learners; thirsty to explore, understand and find their place in the world. Our primary school is just the beginning of their lifelong journey of learning.
We regard 'out of hours learning' as part of our services to our children and families. We run sports and other clubs every evening after school alongside our Toasties After School Club, which includes creative as well as leisure activities.
We asked our School Council members what they thought about their school and these are a few of their responses:
"It is a friendly and welcoming school with lots of things always going on. We love the fact we have lots of outdoor space and lovely old trees!”
“There is always lots to interest us; loads of clubs and we go on many great trips out.”
“Our teachers always make our lessons really fun!”
“We really feel part of the school, and feel that we belong.”
“We love to welcome new children and make new friends.”
“The best words that describe our school are: Awesome! Caring. Beautiful. Friendly. Eco-focussed. Sensational!”
We hope this website gives you a flavour of the school and if you have any queries please contact the school office on 01823 400439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require paper copies of any of the information we have on our website please ask at the school office.
Richard Stead, Headteacher