Fourfields Community Primary School

Fourfields Community Primary School
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Introduction to Fourfields - a GOOD school

Yaxley

Yaxley is an ancient village with a population of over 11,000, situated to the south of the city of Peterborough. It is steeped in history, having particular links with Saxon England. The village today is a mixed development, combining established buildings with modern housing, a community centre, light industrial areas and parks.

Catchment Area

The population of the school is a varied composition drawn from the village's main housing estate and other residences of Yaxley. The catchment area is drawn as 'north of Broadway'.

Building

Fourfields is a 2 form entry community primary school. It is situated on the boundary between an established residential area and a new housing development not far from the border with Peterborough.

The site includes the original building, built in 1979, a new building opened in June 2003, playground areas, car parking space, a large playing field which enjoys adventure play equipment, school garden and a Foundation Stage outdoor area.The school was extended once more in March 2007 to include an improved reception area and school offices/meeting rooms with a community building to be used by the 'Stretton Playgroup' and the 'Yaxley Out of School Hours' club. Most recently (September 2016) we have had an additional three classrooms built to accommodate an expected increase in demand for places over the coming years.

There are 17 classrooms and each class has broadband access and an interactive white board.

Pupils

Fourfields is a community school with 420 children on roll.

Foundation Stage Classes: Squirrels & Hedgehogs
Key Stage 1 Classes: Badgers, Rabbits, Barn Owls and Hares
Key Stage 2 Classes: Fieldmice, Foxes, Cuckoos, Kestrels, Robins, Muntjacs, Stoats & Hawks

Most children transfer to either to Stanground Academy, Sawtry Village Academy or Hampton College for the secondary phase of their education.

Staffing

There are currently 70 staff working at Fourfields with roles ranging from teachers to catering assistants.

Awards

Fourfields has been presented with the following awards (see icons below): Inclusion, Healthy Schools, Stars Silver Accreditation (Travel Plan), Level 5 Royal Horticultural Society award for our School Garden, Bronze Food for Life and Stonewall Award.We are currently working towards Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) - please click HERE for details of our progress.

Partnerships

We are partners with the University of Cambridge and 'See Saw' as well as' Medical Tracker'. We also work closely with other local primary schools under the A1 Cluster Group as well as with our feeder Secondary Schools.

Welcome

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It is my real pleasure and privilege to be able to welcome you to our website and our school. We are a warm and friendly 2 form entry school set in large grounds with a very supportive school community. However, what sets us apart and makes us distinctive from any other school  is our spirit. So how can I express the  Fourfields' spirit?

It is a combination of reputation, attitude and tradition. It has to do with the kind of standards - moral and educational- that we represent. It has to do with the relevance to the world in which we operate and our school's ability to equip our children with what it takes to face the world and grow up in it successfully to become happy and fulfilled individuals who value and contribute as members of their community.

Like any responsible parent you will be looking for a stable start in life for your children. A grounding which makes them stronger and more confident in themselves as individuals. That gives them an understanding of how important it is to recognise that they are part of a community; that depends on respect for all its members and what each one has to contribute. That values some of the virtues which may have gone out of fashion such as honesty, trust, respect, diligence and consideration of others.

As a staff team, we really want the best for all our children. We recently put our heads together and decided what we wanted for our pupils when they left Fourfields. These were:

  • to be independent learners knowing how to find and access information and the resources needed
  • to develop a life long love of learning
  • to be confident communicators in a technological world which is moving quickly.

We believe, and are always reminding our children, that they can be whatever they choose. We believe in aiming high and providing the right environment for them to flourish not only academically but in all other areas of their life. We also strongly believe that you cannot put a limit on what our children can achieve and that very often they surprise us....and we love suprises!

This is the spirit which drives Fourfields Community Primary School every day of the school year as we steer the children in the right direction. It cannot be contrived. It is ingrained and is something that the staff and governors are conscious of (and proud to be guardians of) because it is precious. It is something that can be acknowledged and nurtured, but more importantly, it is one of those things that is more easier to feel than express.

We would be very pleased to welcome you to our school and look forward to showing you around so that you can see the wonderful things our children and staff achieve and to feel the spirit - the spirit of Fourfields.

Sue Blyth, Headteacher

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