Redbourn Infant and Nursery School

Redbourn Infant and Nursery School

Long Cutt, Redbourn, Herts AL3 7EX
Headteacher: Mrs Jane Byrne
Telephone: 01582 792341     Fax: 01582 794669
Email: admin@redbourninfants.herts.sch.uk

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School Organisation

Redbourn Infant and Nursery School is set in the same grounds as Redbourn Junior School and Redbourn & Villages Children's Centre and the schools work very closely together. Our location is at the heart of the village with the High Street on one side and the Common on the other.

The school has two classes in each year group which means we can take up to 60 children per year group and they will be taught in classes of up to 30 but because this is a village school, the numbers fluctuate with the population and could be lower than this.

The school is arranged around a central hall with two classes from each year group who work closely together. We also have a mobile classroom (known as Treetops) which we use for creative arts. Our Nursery Class is attached to the school alongside the Children's Centre.

The hall is a central focus within the school and is used in many ways throughout the day: - for PE, assemblies, dancing and drama, lunches, for sharing times, concerts, social events and end of term and year group sharing assemblies.

In addition to class book corners our school has a very attractive library, which is used for study work in the day, and from which the children can borrow books on a weekly basis. We have a volunteer library coordinator from our village who runs this for us. The room is also used for small literacy groups to support learning in some classes.

The school has also developed an outside courtyard to be an integral part of the school. This is called the Sky Area and used very effectively to support teaching and learning.

The school has well developed outside facilities and has designed the play space to allow all children to enjoy their playtime. The younger children have an area fenced off for them so they feel free to play uninterrupted by older more confident children. This area is also partially covered to give shade in the summer and rain protection so that children can enjoy playtime whatever the weather. We have a wide range of equipment and opportunities available for all the children, both for physical skills with the play park and for quiet reflective skills with the reading and writing playhouses. The attractive gazebo gives shaded seating for classes and the playground markings further extend their playtime opportunities.

The grounds are extensive and well maintained. The school also has a community allotment and a number of raised beds. At the far end of the field we have developed a wildlife area into a thriving Forest School. Children access this on a rolling timetable.

children in library boys playing in Nursery outdoor area children using Ipads child reading to adult children at forest school boy painting concentric circles