We are delighted to welcome you to the website for Huntley Church of England Primary School.
Our rural school is situated on the outskirts of Huntley, Gloucestershire. We currently have 92 pupils on roll, organised into 4 classes. At Huntley we strive to meet the needs of all the children though our School Vision: Nurtured individuals, learning together with God’s love, to live life to the full.
School Curriculum Statement of Intent
At Huntley Church of England School, we aim to work in partnership with parents, governors, the Church and the community. With our emphasis on strong pastoral care, we provide a nurturing, personalised education for all our children to promote positive self-esteem.
We provide a purposeful, progressive curriculum to help create a happy and inspiring environment to promote success. As well as academic success, as a small school, we ensure that our children leave us with the confidence, self- assurance and social skills needed to continue their journey on to secondary education.
Our core curriculum, reading, writing, maths and science is developed following the statutory National curriculum objectives. Reading is central to our teaching to ensure that the children can access all other areas of the curriculum. This has a positive impact on the development of writing, inspiring children to write for different purposes.
The development of numeracy skills throughout the school prepares the children for future learning and provides essential life skills. Science forms a key part of learning with a focus on the real-life application of science in the world around us.
We provide the children with a broad and balanced curriculum. It is important that the children have an opportunity to experience a range of other subjects and skill sets and can experience success in other areas. This also ensures the early development of musical, creative and sporting skills and enjoyment.
We offer a wide range of experiences and opportunities to help develop the ‘whole child’. Through these experiences, children can make their own choices about aspects they want to develop further. We also utilise our beautiful rural setting to enhance our curriculum.
As a small, rural school, with a narrow cultural range, we recognise the need for our children to gain experience and understanding of the wider world and this is a common thread throughout our curriculum.
We want our children to experience a vocabulary-rich environment and we help them to develop the tools to communicate their knowledge, ideas and understanding. The development of oracy skills is embedded throughout our curriculum and we want children to be confident and capable in their communication.
Our core values of respect, perseverance and courage permeate all areas of school life. Respect for each other and God’s creation, the ability to persevere to achieve and the courage to try new things. These are all important life skills we want the children to learn and live out.
The education at Huntley is built on a firm Christian foundation and provides the children with the values, skills, opportunities and knowledge required for them to live successful, healthy, fulfilled lives in the future.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.
Mrs Ella Curtis
“The key strength of this outstanding school is the exemplary pastoral care that it offers. By the time pupils leave in Year 6 they are confident, well-rounded young people, ready to play their full part in the world beyond school. Pupils’ enjoy school and learning greatly and develop very well as articulate, courteous and considerate young people, extremely aware of how to lead safe and healthy lives. A very positive atmosphere permeates the school, relationships are exceptionally strong and this, together with excellent care, guidance and support, results in very happy learners. One pupil spoke for many when saying, ‘This is a great school … it is a privilege to be here.”Ofsted March 2011