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About Our School

Boxford Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is situated in the village of Boxford and is built on an attractive site next to the village church. It is a local authority co-educational day school taking children from 4 - 11. The school catchment area consists of the villages of Assington, Boxford, Edwardstone, Groton, Newton Green and White Street Green. In addition many children are coming from outside this area as parents exercise their right to choose their child’s school.

The school grounds contain a quality hard play area and a field with facilities for a range of sports and games. Also contained in the grounds is an environmental area where the children can develop an understanding and an appreciation of the natural world around them, various play equipment and an indoor heated swimming pool. The school is housed in an attractive building which has been modernised throughout. There is a spacious well equipped hall which also serves as the dining area. The school has a foundation unit and seven classrooms which share three practical activity areas. In addition there is a portable classroom adjacent to the playground. There is a central library with a wide selection of both fiction and non-fiction books. Each teaching area is well resourced with quality resources for all areas of the curriculum including a set of 16 up to date laptop computers.

There are eight main teaching groups with the children being grouped largely according to age in classes of mixed ability.

Children start school in the Foundation Stage the September after their 4th birthday.

During the Spring Term of 2012 the school was fully inspected by the Standards in Education (OFSTED). A copy of the summary can be obtained free of charge from the school office or viewed via the Dfee website on the Internet.

In the year 2000 the school applied for and successfully gained a Government Charter Mark which was ‘awarded for excellence’. This award, rare in the education sector, recognises high standards of public service and the contribution the school plays to its customers (children and parents), the local community and the wider community through support for charitable bodies such as the Hadleigh Riding for the Disabled. Whilst this award was some time ago the priciples underpinning it are still central to the ethos of our school. Since then the school has received Investors in People, the Basic Skills Quality Mark and an Activemark for excellence in sport.

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