Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On behalf of the children, staff and governors we wish you a very warm welcome.
At Stanford Junior and Infant School we believe our role is to ensure that all of our children achieve the best they possibly can in an environment that stimulates a love of learning. We support our children to succeed academically, socially, personally and physically. We are extremely proud of our broad and balanced curriculum, which the children are fully engaged in.
The school environment is wonderful and we all ensure our school is a calm and safe place where children feel they are able to ask for support and advice.
Within our village school we continually work hard to keep developing a team ofteachers, non-teaching and support staff that support each child in reachingtheir potential. Visitors comment on our supportive and friendly team and thepositive atmosphere within our school.
We hope, as you visit our website, you will gain a sense of the value that we place in each child and our relentless aim to ensure high standards in all areas. Please feel free to contact the school if you would like any further information. We are always happy to help and look forward to showing you our wonderful school.
Mrs L Hackfath
We are developing lots of exciting ideas for working outdoors. See what our classes have been doing on our Outdoor Learning page
Have a look at our Curriculum section to see some of the engaging learning opportunities that are created at our school.
Our top 3 Classes this week are:
We say 'Goodbye' to Mrs Foster and Mrs Lyon and wish they the very best of luck in their new posts.
Following our return from London, Mrs Hackfath received a lovely email from a lady who we met at the theatre. Below is an extract which makes us all very proud -
Dear Mrs Hackfath,
On the evening of Friday 24th June, my husband and I went to the evening performance of The Lion King in London. We were sitting up in the Grand Circle, right at the top of the theatre. As we arrived and made our way to our seats, there was a large school party who were also finding their seats, under the guidance of their teachers. I now know that these children and teachers were from your school and I have checked your website since returning home.
We go to the theatre quite often (this was my 5th visit to see Lion King) and have sat with many groups of children in shows like this. I realised that they were all sitting around us, and I'm not going to lie, my heart sank. I took my own children to the theatre and in fact my son is now a lighting designer, but although I think it is a fantastic experience for children, my own experience is usually one of noise, munching of sweets and crisps, chatter and fidgeting.
The Year 5 and 6 children were without doubt the politest, most charming, well behaved children I have ever encountered in the theatre and are an absolute credit to you and their school. They sat, watched and got involved in the show. Some of them spoke to me in the interval, in their seats behind me and even in the queue for the toilet! I commented to Mr Hawkins how impressed I was that they were given a drink and crisps in the interval, not during the performance (and I also saw that the teachers were collecting the rubbish afterwards). I would even go so far as to say that they enhanced my enjoyment of the show with their enthusiasm. It was so refreshing to be in the company of people who knew how to behave in the theatre.
I am someone who believes that praise and credit should be given where it is due, and I would really like you to pass on my comments to the children and all the members of staff who were there.
During this Academic Year we have introduced a termly prize draw for all pupils who have achieved 100% attendance and no lates. This has proved to very popular and we hope that it will encourage the pupils to attend school and arrive on time, improving the school’s overall attendance record. Some of the prizes we have given away since September are a Kindle Fire and Amazon gift vouchers. At the end of this term we will be giving away, in a prize draw, more Amazon gift cards for pupils who have had 100% attendance and no lates during the Summer Term and a prize draw to win a Kindle Fire for pupils who have had 100% attendance and no lates for the whole all year. The prizes have been kindly donated by Vision for Education and The Education Network employment agencies.
Congratulations to Stanford School. We have now achieved our Green Tree School Gold award!
On Friday 10th June, we celebrated the Queen's 90th Birthday! We celebrated with a whole school tea party outside and sang songs to celebrate her birthday! See for yourself
Congratulations to the boys for their brilliant victory in the Gradeley Cup semi-final against Edward Heneage Academy. After a close first half where both teams exchanged the lead the Stanford boys started to take control in the final quarter to win 8 – 4. A great team effort overall, against a well organised and physical opposition, was aided by a fantastic individual performance from George Etherington up front who scored several stunning goals. George was supported brilliantly by Louis Boyd and Connor Haigh who worked tirelessly in midfield; Jack Adams, Bradley Fryatt and Dylan Tierney were all well-disciplined to provide a solid defence; great displays by Harrison Reeve and Noah Lawson, capped off by a goalkeeping master class from Ryan Coleman. Well done boys – next stop Blundell Park!
The school nurse now has a duty line between 3-5pm. Parents can contact the nurse on 01472 323660 in order to gain advice and support.
You can find out about the work of our Learning Mentor, Marina Cawley in our Learning Mentor newsletter.
We are really proud that our recent Ofsted Inspection confirmed what everyone has been working hard to achieve, with an overall rating of Good for our school. You can see a summary of their findings in our letter to parents, or read the full Ofsted report.
Our Governors have set up an online suggestion box for any comments or suggestions you might have.
You can find more stories in our News section.