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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I know every Head Teacher is proud of their school and I am no exception. I work with an outstanding team, many of whom have been at Fourfields for the majority of their teaching careers. Why have we all stayed? We love and believe in what we do, we know what works for us and we are passionate about making a difference to the children in our community. We stand by our school motto- Shine!

We want that our children will be SUCCESSFUL learners, that they will be HAPPY during their time with us, Receive INSPIRATIONAL learning in a NURTURING and EXCITING environment and we live by that creed.

We are extremely proud to have been named Britain's Happiest School in a recent competition and I feel this speaks volumes about our school community. Happy children and happy staff make for happy learning which is what Fourfileds can offer you and your child.

We are committed to driving our amazing school forward in every way we can. We recognise that in order to be where we are, we have to know the latest thinking and we have to be reflective in our own practice to be the very best we can for our children at Fourfileds. We are immensely proud of our relationship with the Universiry of Cambridge in Initial Teacher Training and it is satisfying to see those students now working in schools (not to mention home grown ones we now have here at Fourfields). We work with other schools, supporting them and helping create a system where we will all only get better.  But we know that everything we do must always be to support our own children's learning.

People say we are an academic school. That's true. We expect and acheive high standards. They say we are a sporty school, again that's true and our trophy cabinet is full to bursting with recent success. Others say we offer an inclusive and supportive place for children who don't find life easy and, again, that's true. We are also so much more.  We have huge ambitions for our children and want them to be the very best.  Most importantly our children want that too.  They are proud of their success and we celebrate it as much as we can.  Our parents are highly engaged and a huge part of our success.  They come with us on a journey where everyone is encouraged to SHINE!

If you choose Fourfields, what can you expect? An innovative and exciting curriculum, most definitely. Extra curricular clubs and Wow! experiences including archery, tobogganing and golf. Staff who will genuinely care for your child in every way and a school which takes advantage of the ever chnaging educational landscape.

Children leave us with firm foundations.  It is our role to develop them from tiny 4 year olds into well-rounded, confident individuals ready for the next exciting step of their journey into secondary school life.  We work closely with our parents to acheive this and enjoy equal partnerships and shared values with them.

Fourfields is all about the people, our ethos and the way we treat each other. Come and experience the spirit of Fourfields. Come and see why we all SHINE!

Sue Blyth, Headteacher

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