A STIMULATING and nurturing learning environment is the foundation for young people at Haselbury Plucknett CofE First School.

Children are encouraged to explore topics in a fun and inclusive way, with the school aiming to help them become well-rounded individuals.

As well as a varied array of topics covered in the classroom, the school also offers a range of extra-curricular activities, both inside and outside of school hours, developing core life skills, broadening horizons and helping bring learning to life both indoors and outdoors in stimulated, well-resources spaces.

Students have excellent access to technology (iPads and laptops are used in lessons to enhance learning) and pupils are also treated to regular off-site visits, as well as welcoming a range of visitors into school, including specialist artists, musicians, sports people, poets, and more.

The school also boasts a breakfast club, free after-school provision and a unique ‘walking-bus’ service run by volunteers ensuring children travel to and arrive at school safely.

There is also a pre-school on site.

A governors’ spokesperson said: “We have access to a wonderful playing field offering a high quality outdoor space and where children enjoy part of our curriculum delivered in our ‘Haselden’ area in the field with our newly trained Forest School teacher.”

New headteacher, Anne Higginbotham, said: “I am delighted to have joined the school at such an exciting time.

“Staff and parents work in close partnership to support pupils in their learning.

“Haselbury is a small school with a big heart right at the heart of its community. It is a wonderful school where pupils thrive.

“We all ensure that learning is at the heart of all we do, developing not only academia but also, through teaching values, we are supporting the children become successful citizens of our future.

“I feel very proud to be the headteacher at Haselbury.”