Blockley Church of England Primary School is located in the picturesque village of Blockley in the North Cotswolds. The school has grown from its roots as a single Cotswold stone Victorian building into a five classroom School.
Each main classroom is well equipped with modern resources including interactive television screens as well as traditional carpeted and wet areas for craft and experiments. There are smaller rooms suitable for group work with pupils and school meetings. A specific music room is allocated for peripatetic music lessons. An upstairs floor hosts a library, IT equipment and additional classroom space which can be used for class work with specific groups or drama.
Class 1 has all the facilities necessary to support the EYFS and Year 1 curriculum with their own cloakroom, sink area, toilet and covered outside classroom. Their interactive television screen can be used in a table or traditional vertical board format.
Displays throughout the school are created to inspire and motivate the pupils to foster a love of learning. All pupils have opportunity to have their work displayed in the school to install a sense of pride the work they complete.
The school building is surrounded by a tarmac playground and Cotswold stone walls. The large playground area stretches the length of the school and has markings to inspire traditional playground games and learning. A covered bike area allows pupils to cycle to school and store their bikes until the end of the day. Playground equipment is available to the pupils to engage and occupy them during their free time. From football to basketball goals, table tennis to table football, hoops to balls and skipping ropes, all encourage physical activity. For imaginative play there is a Sandie House, story chair and a traditional sand pit for younger pupils.
A forest area lies adjacent to the playground, which includes a pond area, bug hotel and raised beds for gardening. There is also space for Forest School.
Behind the school building, leading off the playground, is a large school field with markings for running, rounders, football and long jump. Play equipment in the form of a trim trail is also available for the pupils during playtime. A number of trees on the field provide shelter from the sun and the willow structure provides inspiration for imaginative summer games.
The school has the use of St George’s Hall as its school hall during the school day. The space has its own toilets, servery and stage. This is used by the school for assemblies, indoor physical education, games and activities, meetings and productions. The hall is used for school mealtimes on a daily basis where pupils can enjoy their cooked meal or packed lunch. The school has its own modern full kitchen facilities where meals are cooked on site.
Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school site where you can see for yourself the facilities and rural location.