A Welcome Note from Our Headteacher

Our school is set within the village of Reedham and the original buildings date back to 1871. Over the years the school has expanded and been modified. As of January 2022 we have 73 pupils on roll, aged 4-11 in the main school, with space for 80.  Our Nursery holds space for twelve children with morning, lunchtime and afternoon sessions available to book.  Both the main school and nursery can also access a breakfast club running from 8:00 until school and nursery start and after school club sessions the end of the school day until 5:00pm.  The main school is arranged in three mixed aged classes. Each class is taught by a qualified teacher who is supported by at least one teaching assistant. Our Foundation Stage class has the benefit of a large room, a back room and a good outside play area. Each classroom is equipped with chromebooks, computers and Ipads for pupil use, in addition to interactive boards to aid teaching and learning.

The grounds have been developed in recent years, with a trim trail, a tyre play area, a new outdoor classroom and off site school field. We have a newly resurfaced playground with bright and colourful markings to enable the children to enjoy a range of opportunities to explore and encourage their play.  There is also a heated swimming pool on site and all pupils have swimming lessons here during the summer term.  The nursery outside area has been redeveloped as has the early years/KS1 outdoor area – both have small wild areas to explore as well as a range of learning experiences.  Inside, the school is well cared for with every area of school being redecorated.  Many areas of school have been significantly improved as part of the redecoration, for example, the modernised bright and well stocked library, the creation of an extra intervention room as well as new toilets for the children to use.

Our school aims to provide a child centred, broad and balanced curriculum, employing the most effective methods of teaching and focusing on developing children’s learning in all areas. The school has close links to the church and as such, Christian values underpin all we do.

We aim to give our pupils as many opportunities for learning as possible, including multiple opportunities to go on school trips and residential stays to enhance our curriculum offer.  There are an increasingly wide range of after school clubs and lunchtime activities for the children to access.  We build confident, enthusiastic learners in a nurturing and safe environment. Our tolerant, polite, and responsible children take pride in everything they do. They are taught good manners and respect for each other.  Pupils are encouraged to become independent learners, who are able to think for themselves and are exceedingly well prepared for the next stage of their education.  This is borne out by the fact that so many ex pupils go on to become prefects at Acle Academy and for the last four years our ex pupils have been headchild.

We are proud of our achievements and continually seek to improve. If you would like your child to become part of our school, please contact the school office and make an appointment to meet us and have a look around. I look forward to meeting you and sharing the learning journey of all your children.

Chris Edwards