Who We Are
Streatley is a happy, vibrant and outward looking Church of England, Voluntary Controlled primary school with a capacity for 112 pupils from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Sixteen Foundation Stage pupils are admitted each year. Although it traditionally serves the parish of Streatley including Stitchens, Hungerford and Westridge Greens, our popularity attracts pupils from far and wide.
Our guiding principles and values are important to us and are reflected in everything we do:
- Providing our children with a well rounded education, preparing them for their next stage of education and life
- Being ‘Outstanding’ in Ofsted’s terms as well as our own terms within the local context
- Providing a valuable, enjoyable happy experience for all our children
- Personalising learning to help each child reach their potential
- Being a school that parents, teachers, governors and the wider community value and engage in
- Mutual understanding and respect between everyone involved in the school
- Having a clear vision and strong leadership
- Having a clear Christian ethos, interwoven in all aspects of school life
Our Teaching Approach
We work with each child to reach their potential, by taking the time to understand their abilities when they join us, and guiding them to achieve the best that they can during their time with us.
We adopt a personalised approach to learning and the curriculum. In addition to discrete teaching of key skills, such as literacy & numeracy, we allow children some degree of choice around what and how they prefer to learn. We consistently achieve above the National Average in all areas of the curriculum, and work hard to maintain this position. The school is also proud to offer excellent music and sports related activities.
Our pupils experience whole class, small group and individual teaching, to ensure we cater for differing abilities and learning styles.
All children are encouraged to become independent in their learning and their personal organisation, as well as being able to work collaboratively with others. We encourage polite and sensible behaviour and a serious commitment to the raising of standards of each of our pupils. We actively encourage self discipline and promote a sound learning atmosphere in which all students have the opportunity to progress.
The school leadership team and staff are committed to supporting any of our children with Special Educational Needs, working with pupils and their families to adapt learning and the environment to suit their individual needs.
Our local environment is much valued and is viewed as an integral part of our school. The school is set in its own grounds on Streatley Hill and is surrounded by National Trust land, situated within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Within the school grounds there is a sports field, playground, banked wooded area, adventure playground and wildlife pond area.
The school has five well equipped, state of the art classrooms each with modern audio visual equipment and an interactive whiteboard. The Foundation/Key Stage 1 department includes two bright and airy classrooms with direct access to a canopied outdoor learning area. The library, ICT suite and two further small teaching rooms, for group work, enables pupils to develop independent learning skills. The school also has a well-equipped hall/dining room, which is used for gymnastics, dance, drama, games, music, school events and productions, in addition to acts of collective worship held on a variety of occasions.
A portion of the school field has been allocated to Streatley Hill Pre School, which enjoys strong links with the school, enabling successful transition into the school’s foundation class each year.
Our Local Partnerships
Streatley School is a member of The Downs Federation of Small Schools, with established sporting and academic links, which enrich the learning experience of our pupils. We are in catchment for the highly rated Downs secondary school.
Our Christian Ethos
A daily act of worship takes place in the form of a whole school or class assembly and an end of term service is held three times a year. All teaching staff lead and take part in Collective Worship, in accordance with the teaching of The Church of England, which bears in mind the age, aptitude and ability of the pupils. A broad approach is taken, in keeping with the Anglican tradition.
We enjoy strong links with Reverend Mark Blamey and his team and visits to St Mary’s Church in Streatley are connected to our Religious Education teaching.
Whilst we are a church school with a strong Christian ethos pupils benefit from an inclusive approach to religious culture and we encourage respect and understanding of others’ beliefs.
The school is an integral part of the community. As well as working in partnership with all parents, we are supported by the Friends of Streatley School (FOSS), a parent and guardian volunteer group that arranges extra activities for the children, and undertakes fundraising events for school equipment and projects. Parents and guardians are encouraged to join the committee and/or help with the activities, which include organising the School Fete, infant and junior discos, cake sales, and many other enjoyable occasions.