Welcome from Miss Dowley
Loxwood Primary School is a friendly, busy and welcoming village school. We plan and teach a broad and balanced, creative curriculum that focuses on DISCOVERY, EXPLORATION and CREATIVITY through the academic year. Topic based planning allows the children to become immersed in their learning and gives teachers the opportunity to challenge or support children depending on individual need.
We are passionate about providing an environment where children can develop life-long learning skills and values that will enable them to continue to grow and thrive in whatever direction the future takes them. We are an AFL school (Assessment for Learning) that specifically teaches children to develop their growth mind set; praising and encouraging personal skills and values such as perseverance, independence, effort and resilience.
Our enriched curriculum allows children to experience many different opportunities to develop these personal skills including a large range of team sports during P.E, both competitive and just for fun, and after school clubs including yoga, art, choir and instrumental. (Due to COVID 19 restrictions, after school clubs are temporarily postponed at the moment). We are very proud of our growing Forest Schools programme; we have beautiful grounds that include a dedicated Nature Garden where all year groups have an opportunity to participate in Forest Schools.
The children at Loxwood Primary School are well behaved and we are very proud of them. They have a School Council and an Eco Team that help staff to improve and develop new ideas and projects in the school. The children are divided into four Houses with very responsible House Captains. This enables the older children to mix with the younger children and they take pride in their responsibility to look after each other.
We rigorously and regularly evaluate standards in all aspects of school life. There have been many changes in primary education over the last few years and I am very impressed with the commitment of staff, Governors and the families at Loxwood. We were particularly proud of attainment in Reading and Maths.
Our recent Ofsted inspection recognised the work and improvements in writing and maths since the last inspections;
‘Pupils now have a wealth of varied opportunities to write across a range of subjects.’
‘Pupils engage enthusiastically in rich mathematical discussion and are not fazed when they are required to use reasoning skills – including the most able.’
Ofsted Dec 2016
Every year we have a School Development Plan that includes areas identified through; analysis of learning and data, on going refurbishments and health and safety audits and Department for Education changes.
Please see the School Development Plan below for details of the next few years.