Welcome

A message from the Headteacher   Welcome! We hope you enjoy browsing our school’s website and that it gives you a good overview of our wonderful, friendly village school. Admissions information can be obtained from myself or from Mrs Bland in our school office; you are warmly invited to come and see us at work at any time.       Mrs Sue Isaacs  Bsc Hons, NPQH

After School Care: To book after school care, please click here: Kidz Zone club bookings

Why choose to send your child to our school?    We pride ourselves on the progress and achievement of our children, made possible by excellent teaching from dedicated and hard working teachers, and the individual attention we are all able to give your child within our small school. Every class has a dedicated Learning Support Assistant working with the class teacher and helping to support the children’s learning. We work hard to promote the social and emotional well being of our children.  Parents choose our school because they know their child will thrive here.

Our Values: We are proud to be a ‘Values’ school; teachers ensure that through both teaching and example, values are learnt and understood. We encourage everyone to show respect for others, take responsibility for their actions, have courage, and show forgiveness. We teach ‘British Values’ as an integral part of our curriculum. For example, we teach pupils about what Individual Liberty means, and to have  respect and tolerance of others by learning about faiths and beliefs which are different to their own.  The student School Council is a chance for children to experience democracy in action at first hand .

Our Value for this half term (January and February 2017) is HOPE, and we will be exploring what this means and how we can show this value, in our assemblies and in class. Further information on our Values education is available here: OUR VALUES SCHOOL

Our mission is…to provide a caring, happy and stimulating environment in which children feel safe and secure. Where children are encouraged and motivated to work to the best of their ability and to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable.

Our school motto ‘Finding Everyone’s Full Potential’ is explored regularly with the children; they are able to explain and discuss what this means to them.

OFSTED: Our latest Ofsted Inspection rated us as a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING features: ‘Pupils are proud of their school and this shows in their very good behaviour and in their outstanding concern for other pupils. Pupils really enjoy coming to school, feel safe and attend very regularly. Children enjoy their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage and quickly learn new skills.  Pupils’ attainment is well above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 2. Pupils make rapid progress in these subjects across the school because they are taught well.  Teachers plan interesting lessons and involve pupils well in improving their work. Teachers provide more difficult work for pupils who are particularly able. Teachers and other adults work well together to help pupils who struggle with communication, reading, writing or mathematics.’     OFSTED October 2012

100% of parents responding to the Ofsted parent questionnaire agreed or strongly agreed that their child was safe at school, was prepared well for the future and enjoyed their school life. All parents who responded would wholly recommend our school to another family.

Where are we? Husborne Crawley Lower School is located between Woburn and Ridgmont.  Our children come from a wide catchment area; we are close to Milton Keynes and Cranfield, and are just a 3 minute drive from junction 13 of the M1.

Foundation Stage: Children can join our school full-time or part-time in the term following their fourth birthday, we have an intake in September, January and April. Some children find a full day at school a little tiring to begin with, and a half-day is more suited to their needs.

A strong relationship has been built with our local middle schools; most of our children move on at the end of Year 4 to Fulbrook Middle School in Woburn Sands and some go to Holywell Middle School in Cranfield. Transition between Year 4 and Year 5 is excellent, with many opportunities for the children to get to know their new school.  Children also go on to the Harpur Trust schools in Bedford, and to independent schools elsewhere.