At Southbroom Infants’ School, we believe that every child matters, and learning at our school should be fun and exciting, challenging and rewarding. We offer a warm and caring environment which enables children to feel safe and secure as they grow, learn, and develop.
The first years in school are the most important and can shape children’s attitudes to learning and school. We hope by the time children leave Southbroom Infants’, they will have developed a good sense of self-worth and a love of learning so that they are happy and motivated as they continue on their journey through education.
The school consists of eight well-resourced classrooms, and all teaching spaces are equipped with interactive whiteboards. The reception classes share an enclosed outdoor learning area that they use all year round. The school also has a large playground, a wildlife area, and a grassed field that is home to a variety of play equipment.
As well as an after-school club for childcare (open 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), we offer a range of out-of-school learning opportunities. We have a weekly football club and also hold ‘taster’ activities over around six weeks throughout the year. These include tag rugby, multi-sports skills, tennis, gardening, tri-golf, writing, Christmas crafts, lantern making, and carnival workshops.
We have very close links with Southbroom St James Academy, our local junior school, and throughout the year children visit for a variety of activities, such as joint maths game morning, sports day, and assemblies. During July, the year 2 children start a transition project which is completed at the beginning of year 3. This enables learning to be continuous and gives our pupils lots of confidence.