Gravel Hill is a very happy, friendly school with a morning nursery, children have a real thirst for knowledge. We have a very large outside learning area, which includes a Forest School, a huge field, with many established trees and bushes that host a huge variety of wildlife.We are currently in the process of a gradual expansion to become a two form entry, building is taking place to create 12 new classrooms , the building works will hopefully be completed by September 2014.
Our School Day is full of exciting and interesting opportunities including:
A very creative curriculum , a wonderful Breakfast Club, opportunities to work with local secondary schools and the community, whole school Celebration Assemblies and a very active School Council . There are several extra- curricular clubs that run before and after school; Homework Club,Street Dance, Netball Club
Gardening Club ,Taekwondo Club and Singing Club.
We have amazing opportunities to learn new skills.These include,School Birdwatch Week ,Black History Month, Anti Bullying Week,Loving literacy Week,Maths Week , Science Week,and International Week which often includes lots of food tasting and cooking .Every class has a class trip, part funded by our PTA. Our parents and carers are invited into school as often as we can , including for Family Golden Time and Foundation Stage Stay and Play.
Ofsted 2014 stated that:
"Parents are unanimous in recommending the school to others and pupils take immense pride in their school."
Comments from Parents include:
“You can really appreciate how much work goes into making the children of Gravel Hill believe in themselves and encouraging confidence,that the sky is the limit and nothing is out of reach.”
“I am so pleased that my son has a place at Gravel Hill, he loves school"
Comments from Pupils include:
"We love our fun lessons."
"I think the school is fantastic, because there are friendly people everywhere"
Comments from Staff include:
"I love this school and I love working here!"
At Gravel Hill School we are committed to practice, which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues, which cause children harm.