We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Geoffrey Field Infant School. It may be that you already have or have had children at the school, in which case you will be familiar with our routines and organisation. However, if you are a new parent, we hope that you will find this prospectus very helpful.
We are a large infant school, with 10 classes, including a Nursery class. The school is set in extensive and attractive grounds, giving children plenty of space to learn and play. In fact each year group has its own dedicated outdoor learning area. The school opened in 1949 and was later officially opened by Alderman Geoffrey Field, who had served as Vice-Chairman of the Education Committee.
Our commitment at Geoffrey Field Infant is to ensure that your child:
- Feels safe whilst at school
- Enjoys learning
- Makes excellent progress and learns as well as s/he can
We provide a broad curriculum whilst maintaining a particular focus on reading. This we believe is important both for its own sake in terms of enjoyment and developing imagination but also in accessing all subjects.
The breadth of opportunity is seen in the wide variety of visitors who are invited into school to work with the children, e.g. musicians, actors, artists, the mobile Farm. The children really enjoy these sessions and learn a great deal from them.
We also have our annual Arts Week with professional artists, dancers and musicians working with the children plus Sports Day and Fun Day as well as after school clubs such as football and basketball for both girls and boys.
Our aim is to support children to become confident, independent learners who gain enjoyment from and have pride in their achievements at each stage of their education.
We hope you enjoy finding out more about the school.
S E Farrow