Snitterfield Primary School is at the heart of Snitterfield, a semi-rural village near Stratford-upon-Avon, in Warwickshire. We are one of the 3 schools in the Stratford Rural Schools Federation, together with Wilmcote CE Primary School and Loxley CE Community Primary School.
The school currently has the highest number of pupils on roll of the three schools within the Federation with 102 pupils attending. Children are taught in four mixed year group classes. There is also an independent privately owned on-site nursery. Most of the children who have attended the nursery transfer into the Reception year at Snitterfield.
The staff at Snitterfield work hard to provide the very best quality teaching and learning within a caring and friendly atmosphere. Children have access to a full and varied curriculum that is continually reviewed to ensure that provision is broad and rich and that links between subjects are fully exploited.
To enable connections to be made between areas of the curriculum, children study themes rather than purely stand-alone subjects so that they learn how to apply and develop their skills. However, some areas of the curriculum are also taught discretely, including aspects of Mathematics, English, Science and IT.
Unlike its Federation partners, Snitterfield is not a church school but nonetheless enjoys good links with the village church, St James the Great. The school is proud of its proven ability to give children a sense of values, and pupils are taught about different faiths and traditions alongside those represented in the school. The school holds regular assemblies, which, in line with statutory regulations, are broadly Christian, though non-denominational.
The school building still retains many traditional features but over the years has seen a number of improvements, including three extra classrooms, a library, a computer area which is used by all children, vastly improved provision for our Foundation and Key Stage 1 children and a dining room/resource area. (School meals are prepared on the premises by the school cook.) The school has its own pond and wildlife area which provides opportunities for regular hands-on explorations in science. For PE, the school has its own field and children benefit from qualified sports coaches. There is a well-developed Forest School area located to the rear of the school which is utilised to its full potential.