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ALL ABOUT SPRINGFIELD PRIMARY HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

Springfield Primary School is situated on a large spacious site next to Little Heath Secondary School which is our partnership school and with whom we have strong curricular and pastoral links.

Opened in 1969 (with just 38 children on roll at that time), Springfield Primary has grown and developed into a thriving school with a reputation for excellence. We currently have 326 pupils on roll, aged between 3 and 11 years of age.

Our aim is to encourage curiosity, interest and an enquiring mind, thereby stimulating a lifelong love of learning.

The school is housed in one building with access to a variety of play areas, including a fort, play equipment and a large field, plus several asphalt playgrounds offering a choice of playing areas. The school grounds include a wooded environmental area, a ‘fairy den’, pond and the EYFS ‘Monkey do’ copse. The copse includes a fire pit which is used regularly for cooking. We aim to incorporate many of the forest school principals into our teaching.

We have a fully resourced and highly stimulating Foundation Unit suited to our younger children, with access to a well-equipped outdoor learning environment. The EYFS outdoor area also includes a home for our chickens.

Here Foundation 1 and Foundation 2 children work together collaboratively, developing key skills to ensure that children are independent in their learning.

Children transfer from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1 which is well resourced and where children have fun learning. From here, they move into Key Stage 2 where we continue to prepare and equip all our children to meet the challenges of the future. We work alongside Little Heath and other secondary schools to ensure our children are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

SCHOOL AIMS

QUALITY MARK

We are delighted that the school received the Quality Mark which is awarded in recognition of the quality of a school's provision for pupils in raising the standard of their basic skills.

HEALTHY SCHOOLS

Springfield Primary achieved National Healthy Schools Status in November 2008.

Healthy Schools is a national award with a government target of 75% of schools achieving this by the end of 2009. Achieving National healthy Schools Status involves a whole school approach so that all aspects of school life are engaged.