School roll: 280
Nursery roll: 50
The school is a modern one-storey building which was erected in the mid nineteen seventies and is set in attractive grounds. It has a flat roof which had required frequent maintenance, but a programme of refurbishment is now complete.
The school is equipped with a video entry system to safeguard against unauthorised entry to school and all authorised visitors wear identity badges. Inside, the building is divided into three main light, bright open plan wings which are connected by a Central Hall and an Administration Corridor.
Infant classes and middle school classes are accommodated in the two larger wings, off which there are side rooms for withdrawal and music etc, wet areas for art and craft activities and space for class libraries. The third smaller wing is situated at the end of the administration corridor and accommodates the upper school children. It has ample space for a variety of learning activities and resources and there is also a small kitchen contained within the wing.
Each wing has its own cloakroom and toilet facilities and there are water coolers in each area.
The large, central hall is multi purpose and is used for PE and Drama, assemblies and presentations and also serves as a dining room where children are served school meals made on our own kitchen premises or eat packed lunches brought from home.
The school is well resourced to promote modern learning and teaching methods.
Within the school grounds there is a separate Nursery Building which accommodates 38 children in each of the morning and afternoon sessions. This was erected in 2000 and is also a light, bright, modern building set in its own recreational space.
Our school grounds have been developed as part of a planned policy to utilise them to extend learning and teaching beyond the confines of the building. Play areas include grass and hard surfaced spaces, some with playground markings and ball walls to encourage a variety of games to be played. There are also “quiet areas” where children can sit or play quieter games. These are attractive areas with flower beds and shrubberies and a variety of playground sculptures called “Westies” which have been designed by the children to act as meeting places and places to leave coats etc.
In the summer we are able to make use of extensive grass areas to encourage larger scale games to be played and also open up wilder areas for children to use and develop a sense of the importance of ecology and environmental responsibility.
The school and grounds are monitored by a CCTV system which helps prevent vandalism.