Welcome to Thakeham Primary School

Thank you for viewing our website.  Currently we are open by prior agreement for children of critical workers and vulnerable pupils who meet the criteria as set out in the latest DfE guidance.  Please do not send your child in unless you have received confirmation of your place or if they or anyone else in your household is experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms or has been contacted by PHE as part of contact tracing.  Home Learning is in place for all pupils remaining at home. We look forward to seeing everyone back when it is safe to do so.  Please contact office@thakehamps.co.uk for any general queries and Covid@thakehamps.co.uk to report a positive case of Covid for your child if they have a school place.
 
As Headteacher I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead our small, caring, happy school, ensuring it is a really special place to learn and grow together. We focus on each individual child’s needs, developing their skills and nurturing their talents within a strong family environment.  Following our Ofsted inspection in July 2018, we are delighted to announce that we remain 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.  Read the full report here or see the 'Parent' tab of our website.
 
In September 2017 we re-located to a modern, well resourced building on Rock Road, within the Parish of Thakeham.  The school has been refurbished throughout and now benefits from large, light, airy classrooms, a brand new Library and Food Technology Room and access to extensive fields and the onsite indoor MXT 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 talk to Thakeham to share our wonderful school with you.

Samantha Norton

Headteacher

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