We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family from all of the staff at Inkberrow First School.
In a positive and supportive atmosphere, our School aims to develop happy, caring, confident children who try their best and demonstrate enquiring minds and excellent social skills.
Inkberrow First School is a Voluntary Controlled School for pupils aged 4-9 years, situated in the village of Inkberrow, which is east of Worcester on the A422 Worcester to Stratford Road. The catchment areas include Inkberrow and the nearby villages of Stock Green, Morton Underhill, Holberrow Green and Cookhill.
Part of the School buildings date back to 1851 and were extended in more recent years to provide excellent teaching and learning accommodation.
The teaching space at present comprises of four class rooms, a technology room, a hall with a wide range of gymnastic and sports equipment, two library areas - fiction and non-fiction, a room which allows for small group teaching and a well equipped music room. There is a spacious field, which includes a quiet area, trees, willow structures and various seating for the children as well as a playground area with various markings for games and activities. There is a pond area, which the School will develop further to allow the children to experience alternative environments.
The School has close liaison with the local nursery and playgroups.
Teaching and non-teaching staff work closely together to foster the values and traditions of a traditional village School where the children's contributions to the overall character and happy, family atmosphere is valued. The children are encouraged to live in harmony with, and to develop respect for others and their surroundings. Politeness and taking care of the School environment is expected at all times.
Governors, parents and friends are welcomed and utilised extensively throughout the School in a wide range of support activities and offers of help are gratefully received.
In addition to the normal curriculum, children are given the opportunity to develop their musical skills through peripatetic teaching and to take part in a number of extra activities including off site trips. We offer a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum, with great emphasis on achieving the highest possible standards.
Inkberrow First School is part of a very active cluster of First Schools who plan and work together to deliver enhanced curriculum activities for both children and staff development. We liase closely with St Nicholas Middle School at Pinvin and have recently been awarded a Leading Aspect Award for our transition arrangements.
Inkberrow is a Partnership School with Goodnews School in Ndola, Zambia. A member of staff has taken part in an excellent exchange programme and the School benefited from a two week visit from Mr Charles Chila, a teacher at the Goodnews School. The children share their traditional stories and culture and learn about the Zambian way of life.
We aim to provide every pupil with the highest quality educational experienced appropriate to his or her age, aptitude and ability. Through this we expect our pupils to achieve the highest standards of which they are individually capable.
In pursuit of these aims we will ensure that there are equal opportunities for all members of the School community and that every aspect of life in School enhances the self-esteem of individuals and encourages mutual respect and empathy for each other.
To provide a positive, secure, stimulating, open and trusting environment in which each child can develop their sense of personal worth, and realise their own valuable contribution to School
To develop each individual pupil's self esteem through a policy of positive reinforcement, and thus encourage their growth as a whole person
To educate and prepare children for the changes and demands of the future
To provide a partnership between parents, children, staff and the wider community to help in the development of the 'whole child'
Using a range of different teaching and learning styles, introduce the pupils to a broad, balanced and rich curriculum allowing them to reach their fullest potential.
For further information regarding our School, please contact headteacher, Mrs Heather Thomson on 01386 792284.