Spurcroft School continues to grow and serve the needs of the expanding Thatcham community. Our new £2.5million build is now open and offering the very best facilities to our pupils.
The school mantra is “Every child, every opportunity” and this is an approach we apply to everything we do. The learning environment is designed to give children a range of experiences to make sense of the world in which they live.
Topic based learning involves immersing children in a wealth of practical experiences. Each term children are given opportunities to ask questions and develop links across the curriculum. Learning in this way encourages children to develop a greater understanding and apply their learning in a creative and purposeful ways.
The school site provides a rich resource base for learning with some engaging external areas which include an amphitheatre and multiple sports pitches. We have a full wireless network and access to sets of laptops, iPads and desktops which support learning across the curriculum.
The music room has a range of instruments used in lessons and we have a specialist teacher who delivers this. Music tuition in a range of instruments is available and actively encouraged. We also have a specialist PE HLTA who leads outside games and runs a huge number of competitive and non competitive clubs for children.
Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provides an excellent start to school for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Strong links between home and school are really embedded at this stage and built on as families continue through the school.
The play based unit provides a natural progression from the home environment. A team of practitioners work closely with groups of children developing their personal, language and social skills as a priority before more formal skills are introduced.
This practice is developed and built on as children progress towards Year 1. There is a strong culture centred around learning, and each Early Years child has a personalised online learning journal that parents can access and add to. This can also be used to help children reflect on their learning and next steps and ensure that learning remains central to life in school.
I welcome you warmly to our school and hope you will visit and maybe stay a while so that we can share with you the exciting experience that is Spurcroft School.
Mr Nathan Butler-Broad