Space to Learn
Stoke-On-Tern Primary School provides a warm and welcoming environment for all. Situated in the beautiful North Shropshire countryside the school is surrounded by rural landscapes. Inside the building is surprisingly spacious, comprising the original Victorian school building now used as our hall, and a large mid-twentieth century extension which forms the main part of the school.
Five large, well-resourced and orderly classrooms provide children with a rich learning environment in which they can flourish and enjoy the learning opportunities provided. Our recently refurbished demountable building is used for our wraparound care from 7.30am to 8.45am and from 3.15pm to 5.30pm, as well as for small group or nurture group work during the school day. As well as a welcoming learning environment it also has a home feel to it with newly purchased dining table & chairs and a large comfortable sofa. Details of wraparound care and costs are available from the school office.
The school library has a wealth of literature, from the classics to the more contemporary texts. All children are encouraged to use the library on a regular basis and the well-trained and committed Pupil Librarians are always on hand to provide guidance, particularly for the younger pupils.
A purpose built cookery room provides children with a place to develop their culinary skills and learn about the importance of healthy eating.
The multi-purpose hall is a central feature of the school and provides the space for all pupils to come together as part of our whole school assemblies. At lunchtime, it is transformed into a dining area for pupils. It is also used for PE sessions in the afternoons, as well as school concerts and events throughout the year.
Adjoining the hall is the recently refurbished school kitchen where fresh, healthy meals are cooked for the children each day.
There are times when some children benefit from working in small groups or on a 1-1 basis with a member of staff. The ‘Wenlock’ room is a purpose built room that ensures children have access to a learning space outside of the classroom. Other small group learning bases are located around the school and are put to good use throughout the day.
Outside, the school has a large tarmac playground, huge sports field, garden and conservation area. A large, wooden gazebo provides shelter and a quiet area for pupils. A recently erected ‘Trim Trail’ has been a huge success with pupils, developing both their agility and co-operative skills.
The school is enclosed by a fence and the gates are electronically controlled for security. The Reception area is also electronically secured so access into the main school is restricted to authorised entry only.