As Headteacher I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead our small, nurturing, and happy school. We focus on each individual child’s needs, developing their skills and nurturing their talents within a strong family environment. Our Ofsted inspection in July 2018 concluded that Thakeham is a 'Good' school! The report captures the nature of our happy, successful school, the focus on achievement and progress and the emphasis we place on care and positive relationships with children and families.
In September 2017 we re-located to a modern, well-resourced building on Rock Road, within the Parish of Thakeham. The school has been recently refurbished throughout and now benefits from large, light, airy classrooms, a brand new Library and Food Technology Room and access to extensive fields as well as an onsite indoor swimming pool. The site facilitates easy transition to secondary school with Steyning Grammar School’s Rock Road Campus next door.
We recognise the importance of strong community links as well as links with the wider world. Parents/carers are encouraged to take an active part in their child’s learning and in the life of the school. Continued success as a school relies on all of us working together as one team for the benefit of the children.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure creative, engaging learning experiences, designed to foster the skills and attitudes needed for life-long learning, enabling children to approach the challenges of an ever changing world, with confidence and resilience. As well as meeting national expectations, our curriculum is personalised to meet the needs of our children in our community.
There is a wealth of information available on our website, however if you would like to find out more, please contact the school office and I will be pleased to share our wonderful school with you.
More photos from Elder's rehearsals of 'What a Knight'!
Elder Class are busy rehearsing for their performance of 'What a Knight'!
Nervously waiting to be billeted.
Starting to arrive at 'Heavens Knows Where'.
Checking the engine is ready to go.
Time to be evacuated.
Writing postcards home and then the air raid siren sounded!
All Elder children successfully evacuated.
and finally, Drip Drip Drop in the sunshine.
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