Welcome from the Head
I have had the pleasure of working at Carterton Primary School since September 2007, when I joined as a class teacher. The school has always struck me as a caring team striving to meet the needs of all the children and this was recognised by Ofsted in 2019 “pupils are very well cared for in the safe and nurturing learning environment”. In September 2020 I was honoured to take on the role of Head Teacher and I continue to lead with the focus being on providing the best opportunities for our children. Please have a look at our school vision here.
Carterton Primary is an average sized school situated close to Carterton town centre. As the original school in Carterton, we understand the importance of our place within the town community. Our school is situated near RAF Brize Norton and 30% of our children are from service families. We have a dedicated pastoral team to support our children and our families. The team includes a Service Families worker. You can find further information about our pastoral support team here and our service families support here.
We welcome children to CPS from the term after their third birthday. Our Nursery is part of our school and is led by a fully qualified teacher. The Nursery is situated in the original school building which has been renovated to provide a light and open indoor room with direct access to a large outdoor space. The children have access to quality provision in a rich learning environment. For more information about our Nursery please look at our webpage here.
Our school values of resilience, empathy, self-awareness, positivity, excellence, communication and teamwork are recognised and celebrated across our curriculum. Our curriculum has been developed to meet the needs of our children and we work on a two-year rolling programme led within our phase teams. Further Curriculum information is available here.
We love learning outdoors, and our large school site creates plenty of opportunities across the curriculum. We have a wild “Nature Detectives” area which gives a space for children to learn and play – and of course have hot chocolate by the campfire! We have a school pond bursting with wildlife some staying in the bug hotels the children have made. Around the school we have dedicated growing areas which are being used to support the local food banks and share with our nurture lunchtime club.
To support our working families, we offer around school provision for all our children from 7:30am (early birds breakfast) until 5:45pm (dragonflies). Information about the ASP team including activities and prices are available here.
Please enjoy looking around our website. If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our school office on 01993 842502.
Mrs Rachel Claridge
“Together we’ll soar!”