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Withymoor is a friendly, inclusive school where all children are encouraged to achieve their full potential in all areas of school life. We are privileged to have fantastic children and staff, Trust Advocates, parents and carers who all share our high expectations of attainment, achievement, behaviour and attendance. All adults in school are committed to safeguarding and building strong relationships with children that support their emotional, spiritual and academic growth.

We are a two-form entry school with space for up to 420 pupils from Reception to Year 6, and we have a Governor-led Pre-School on site with 30 morning places and 30 afternoon places. We are lucky to have attractive, extensive grounds, three playgrounds, a school field and lovely outside areas for Pre-School and Reception classes. Our last Ofsted inspection (December 2018) recognised that we are a school that offers ‘a good quality of education’ and that our motto: ‘learning together, aiming for excellence’ reflects our ‘positive, aspirational and inclusive culture’. We have a fantastic school community with caring, thoughtful and confident children, great staff and supportive parents and Trust Advocates.

Withymoor Pre-School

At Withymoor Pre-School we aim to provide a good quality of care and education to children below statutory school age and we concentrate on developing children’s early learning skills. We work in line with the early year’s foundation stage framework, introducing simple phonics and numbers and providing experiences for children to utilise all their senses and making them aware of the environment around them. We also encourage our children to develop their social skills through group interaction and individual independent purposeful play.

We hope, after their time at Pre-School they will be independent active learners who carry on their school life with a thirst for learning. We work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop and endeavour to celebrate all children’s achievements with parents. We offer children and their families a service that promotes British values, equality and values diversity whilst delivering activities that promote their cultural capital to ensure they experience as much as they can during their journey with us.

The early years of a child’s education are vitally important for a child’s overall development and outlook. With a secured start to the formal learning process the way is prepared for later progress and success. Time and effort spent on a child’s behalf at this stage will pay dividends later. At Withymoor Pre-School we strive to provide a friendly and supportive environment with clearly defined routines and discipline, together with encouragement of self development. We feel children will develop and flourish in a happy atmosphere within a structured framework. We believe childhood should be a happy rewarding experience, we also believe happy children learn best. Good education practice should provide children with opportunities to experiment, exercise choice and learn with enthusiastic people who care about young children and have high expectations of them. Your child has a right to enjoy learning, appreciate beautiful things and develop appropriate behaviour. Our qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic staff provide all these opportunities for your child.