Small school, big ideas!
Naburn School is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England school. It dates back to 1872, and many improvements have been made since then, including the addition of an attractive extension and a mezzanine floor in the roof space to provide an extra classroom. The fact that we still use the original Victorian building helps us to retain the atmosphere of a village school. We still have many original documents and maps, including the old Behaviour Log Book dating back from when the school was first in use, which the children enjoy reading! We were recently visited by Verna Campbell, who used to be Headteacher here and she told us many stories of outside toilets, chilly winters and spiders. We are very glad that things have changed!
We have around 80 children aged 4 to 11 years, from Reception to Year 6. Different ages often work together in the Foundation subjects, with extra challenges or support to provide differentiation, which has the advantage of allowing children to work at a level appropriate to their needs.
We are proud of our standards in standards of literacy and numeracy, but we also provide an enriched environment by involving the children in a wide variety of activities. We are also very keen that the children should be able to express themselves and consequently place great emphasis on creative and imaginative writing and on drama and art activities.