We run a variety of school initiatives that go beyond the normal school curriculum and can be seen below:
- Fit Friday
Every Friday all the children come into school in their PE Kit and we have a focused Healthy Schools Day. This includes The Friday Mile where children run or walk a mile, Fruity Friday where we sell fruit at break time and during lunch we have inter-house sports and games competitions/leagues. See our Sports Facebook page for more.
- Outdoor Learning
We try to use our extensive grounds in lessons on a regular basis but every half term our Infants take part in an Outdoor Learning Day. Whatever the weather the children spend the day learning about the surrounding environment and using it to develop key skills.
- School Games
In September 2017 we achieved the School Games Gold for sports provision. We have a big emphasis on quality teaching of PE and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
We believe that our faith should be put into action, so we have a committee of children that meet and plan activities for the whole school, that gives children opportunities to not just raise money for worthy causes but gives some of their time and effort to others, either in the school, local or wider community.
- Primary Sports Programme
We offer a programme to Secondary Schools in the form of a PE Teaching Assistant work placement, to support teenagers who are interested in sport, so that they can develop their coaching skills and also their life skills.
- Enrichment Days
At the end of every half term we run a whole school enrichment day. Children get to work with other year groups and we have a different focus for each one. It may be curriculum, faith or community based and are designed for children to be able to use the skills they have learnt over the half term, in a different way. See some of our videos under the media drop down button or our Facebook page to see more.
- In the planning process: The Mayor of Bracknell Award
We are planning to set up a scheme in school similar to The Duke of Edinburgh Award, where children from Year 4 upwards can challenge themselves in different areas: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and Residential. This, we hope will help to develop the whole child.
- In the planning process: EduWho?
We are researching and talking to companies about setting up a website, which will provide schools with a database of rated services, products and training. We feel this is important as schools are increasingly finding it harder to source these and with tight budgets value for money is essential.