Believe and Achieve
John 10:10, "I have come so they may have life and have it to the full"
About the School
Our school was built in 1853 as a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School. Together with the Church of St James the Less, it has been at the heart of the village community for over 160 years.
The school has a strong Christian ethos and a link with the church is evident in all it does. Christian symbols are evident throughout the building and displays are regularly linked to stories from the Bible. Though as a school we promote the values of the Christian faith, we recognise that some of our children come from other religions and cultural backgrounds and we respect their beliefs.
In this way, the children learn the importance of working together with the church as part of the local community and are proud to be part of the Uckfield Town Schools' Alliance. To learn more about how the school operates day to day please see our school prospectus below.
Our School Day
The school gate opens at 8.40am and children go to their classrooms for Early Learning until 9.00am when the gate is closed and the register is taken. If, for any reason, a child arrives after 9.00am until 9.10am they must, for security and fire regulations, be signed in at the School Office before they go to the classroom where they will be marked L (late before registration closes). Children arriving after 9.20am will be marked U (late after register closed) or O (unauthorised absence) depending on notifying school and the reason.
We suggest that children bring in a snack for break time and as a ‘Healthy School’ we promote the idea of a healthy snack–fruit/ a plain carbohydrate such as rice cakes. Fruit is provided free of charge to children in Reception, and Key Stage 1. We encourage children to bring a bottle of water with them to school.
The school provides a freshly prepared, cooked lunch each day. School meals are currently free for children in Years R, 1 and 2 and for children whose parents are receiving Income Support or some other benefits. If you prefer, your child may bring a packed lunch.
Because a safe handover at the end of the school day is a top priority, we ask parents/carers to inform the office as early as possible of any changes e.g. relatives, friends etc. to the usual arrangements for collection.
We ask those who come by car to use the Memorial Hall Car Park and the pedestrian crossing.
Reception class (Rabbits) are to be collected from the main front door at 3.05pm
Years 1 and 2 (Hedgehogs) are to be collected from the front door at 3.10pm
Years 3 and 4 (Foxes) are to be collected from the side gate at 3.15pm
Year 5 and 6 (Badgers) are to be collected from the side gate at 3.20pm
Children will be expected to wear full school uniform and have a complete PE kit in school every day, as well as an art overall or old oversized t-shirt for art lessons. All items should be named. Uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often than usual, or in any different way to normal due to Coronavirus.