Welcome to Deansfield
Deansfield Primary School is a values based learning community, committed to the education of the whole child. We are always seeking new and creative ways of engaging children in learning experiences that motivate and entice them to deepen their understanding and develop a life long love of learning. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum with music playing a very special role in the life of everyone at the school. We strive to achieve high academic standards for all children and believe this is best achieved through teaching that is engaging, innovative and personalised to children’s needs.
We are committed to children valuing learning both in and out of school, providing an extensive annual programme of educational visits and residential school journeys. We also have two trained Forest School leaders who support children from Nursery to Year 2 in learning in a woodland setting on a weekly basis.
We are working hard to develop as a sustainable community, growing and cooking our own produce. We have our very own Eco Team (comprising children, parents and Governors) which has overall responsibility for developing our ability to reduce, re-use and recycle. To date we have achieved the Bronze Eco School award and are aiming to eventually achieve the Green Flag.
We have a very close relationship with our community and always listen to the views and desires of children and parents so that we can keep improving and enhancing all that we do. We have a café for parents to use at the beginning and end of the day and also hold monthly coffee mornings so that parents can explore ideas with the Headteacher. We survey parents twice a year to gain their views and ideas for developments and consult with pupils regularly to ensure they have a central voice in school self-evaluation.
As a successful school, we are committed to supporting and learning from others. Deansfield is a member of the Compass Partnership of Schools, along with Willow Dene School, Horn Park Primary School, Halstow Primary School, South Rise Primary School, Wingfield Primary School and Alderwood Primary School, providing strategic leadership for all seven schools' learning communities. We are very proud of our federation and are always looking for ways of strengthening the links between the seven schools.