Welcome to Greatham; our stunning primary school nestled in the heart of the South Downs. We are a one-form-entry primary school catering for children from 4-11 years of age who live in Greatham and the surrounding areas (Liss, Bordon, Whitehill, Lindford, Empshott, Liphook and even Petersfield). The school was built in 1911 and celebrated its centenary in 2011!
Our school grounds are beautiful and include climbing apparatus, an eco-garden (complete with fire pit) and an extensive field. We will be leading our own forest school provision from September 2021. We share a keen interest in sport, encompassing healthy, active lifestyles and we have been very successful in inter-school competitions; winning the prestigious Hampshire Games in basketball at the last tournament.
Our school values of care, aspire and achieve underpin everything that we do. We have high aspirations of the children and nurture and support them to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so that they can become confident, caring individuals. Through a broad and high quality curriculum, we aim to inspire a love of learning and a lifelong curiosity and desire to solve problems and answer questions.
Our school community encompasses the children, parents, governors, staff who we proudly work in partnership with. We are passionate about building strong relationships in order to enable learning without limits. We firmly believe that each child is unique and we ensure that we get to know them well.
We trust that both you and your child will be very happy and we look forward to working with you.
We always welcome visits from prospective parents and if you wish to find out more, please do come along and see us in action! You may also wish to watch our video or visit our website at www.greathamschool.co.uk or ring our office on 01420 538224. We will be happy to help you.
Learning at Greatham
Greatham has seven classes:
|Rabbits||4-5 years||This is the youngest class, and it covers the Foundation Stage curriculum|
|Squirrels||5-6 years||These two years cover the first part of the National Curriculum: Key Stage 1|
These four years cover the second part of the National Curriculum: Key Stage 2.
To deliver a broad, high quality and inspiring curriculum that unlocks the unique potential of every child within a safe, caring and vibrant learning community.
To inspire children and leaders in a school where every child is known and able to learn without limits so they can achieve success.
At Greatham we aim for all children to receive a full education (UN Article 29) which is both exciting and engaging;
We organise our curriculum into half termly topics. Each topic has a lead subject area which acts as the key driver. The key drivers are historical, scientific or geographical because we recognise that our children demonstrate high levels of engagement in these areas of the curriculum. Other subjects are creatively placed to link learning rather than being equally spread across terms. We do not teach every subject in a half termly period and subjects are blocked together within a topic where appropriate (for example, 5 RE lessons may be taught over a 3 day period rather than weekly).
Whilst we are determined that the children know the associated facts for each curriculum area, our emphasis is on building the skills required to apply knowledge. This is to create both aspirational and resilient learners.