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Welcome to our School

Mr Paul Quinton
Head Teacher

A Note from the Head Teacher

I am proud to say we are a friendly and welcoming school based on Christian and family values, where every person is special.

The school was founded in 1881 to provide education “according to the principles and practices of the Church of England”, and is a Voluntary Aided school operating in partnership with the Local Education Authority.

As Cockernhoe is a village school, it caters for the children of all denominations from the age of 4 to 11. Although primarily for children of the village and surrounding hamlets, children from other areas are most welcome, providing there are places.

The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is relevant to the child’s individual needs. Each child will study the National Curriculum subjects with particular emphasis on numeracy and literacy. In line with government regulations we endeavour to give all children a minimum of one hour of literacy and forty-five minutes of numeracy each day.

A variety of teaching methods are used, depending on the type of work being done. Sometimes it is appropriate to teach the whole class, sometimes to work in smaller groups of either mixed or equal ability and sometimes to work individually.

I am pleased you have taken the time to visit our website and I hope you find it helpful and informative, but it cannot take the place of personal contact between staff and parents. Visitors are most welcome and we have an information morning on the first Wednesday each month where parents can have a look around the school and ask any questions you may have. Please contact Mrs Ward the secretary for further details. We are always available to help and advise in any way we can, so please do not hesitate to see us with any query you may have.

We have high expectations and aim, with your help and support to achieve the very best standards in knowledge, understanding, moral values and respect for others so that our children can take their place in society in an informed, positive and active way.

We strive to provide our children with a good grounding in basic subjects through exciting and stimulating activities and regular visits from artists, authors and other experts. We keep up to date through regular staff meetings, courses and liaising with other professionals.

There is no magic formula for a child’s success. Success is earned by hard work involving many people – parents, teachers and of course the children themselves. It depends on this effort and your co-operation and help. We value your friendship and loyalty to the school and look forward to meeting you on many, varied occasions.

May I welcome you and your child to the school. I hope it will be a very happy time in your lives and one your child will always remember.

Paul Quinton
Head Teacher

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