At Laburnum we pride ourselves on providing a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to do their best. We aim to build positive relationships with families, so that together we can give our children the best possible start to their school careers.
Laburnum is a popular Lower school, taking children from 3 to 9 years of age, drawn mainly from our immediate catchment area. We are a ‘one form entry’ school taking a maximum of 30 children into each year group from Reception to year 4. Our Nursery is able to accommodate up to 60 children and offers parents and carers the option for flexible sessions across the week.
Our dedicated teaching and support staff work hard to make sure that all children are given opportunities to learn in interesting and exciting ways; bringing topics to life with trips and visitors wherever we can.
As a values school we have high expectations for behaviour and aim to develop a sense of community and shared responsibility. Weekly assemblies recognise children who display our values and focus on sharing everyone’s achievements. We teach children about their place in the wider community and regularly take part in local and national fund-raising events. From supporting our local hospice to raising money for Comic Relief we help children to realise that we all have a part play in helping others.
We always look out for chances to challenge children in different ways and help them discover what they are good at and what they enjoy. We offer a range of extra-curricular activities which change on a termly basis. These have included football, speed stacks, art, film-making and science. We want children to leave Laburnum confident to try new things and able to recognise their successes and personal achievements.