Saxon Primary is currently a one-form entry primary school with one class per year group for Years 1 to 6. Due to our popularity we agreed to take an additional Reception class in 2013 and again in 2014, so we have two classes for Reception and Year 1. From Sept 2015 we wiill be continuing to take an additional class in September as we move towards becoming two form entry. Children begin school in our Reception class (aged 4-5) and leave in Year 6 (aged 10-11). We are a friendly community school, small enough to ensure that everyone knows each other but big enough to be able to offer children a wide range of different opportunities.
In June 2013, as a result of the strength of our provision and leadership, we were designated by the Department for Education as a sponsor school and in September 2013 accredited by the National College for Teaching & Leadership as a National Support School. These accreditations enable us to formally support other schools in our local area and we are delighted to be working with The Echelford Primary in this context. Our support for other schools is enhanced by the experience and skills of a number of our team; we have 5 accredited Specialist Leaders of Education on the teaching team and our Executive Principal, Mrs. M.E. McCarthy is a National Leader of Education and a serving Ofsted inspector.
Saxon is approximately 10 minutes' walk away from Shepperton High Street, set in a quiet residential area in Briar Road. We work hard to ensure a high pupil-adult ratio, believing children work best in smaller groups supported by carefully trained adults. In this way we are able to ensure the needs of all children across the ability range are met much more effectively.
Saxon School is on a large site with four playgrounds, a trim trail, a 5-acre playing field and its own swimming pool. We are a feeder school for Thamesmead Secondary where the great majority of our children move onto after Year 6. Consequently we enjoy close links with this school and strive to make sure the transition out of Saxon is as smooth as possible.
We are also lucky enough to enjoy having Saxon Sure Start Children's Centre on site which supports families with pre-school children in many ways. We work closely with our Children's Centre who run a range of activities for 0-5s along with training sessions just for parents on a wide range of themes including Family First Aid, Weaning, Parenting Puzzle and many more. For more information about our Children's Centre phone 01932 569742 or visit http://www.saxonchildrenscentre.com/
Saxon Primary has a thriving parents' association who put on exciting events throughout the year for the pupils and the parents. Parent-partnership is high on the agenda in Saxon Primary School where we believe that children reach their full potential in an environment where school and home work in close partnership.
The website is something of a 'window' into our world here at Saxon and we hope you enjoy it. The weekly newsletters in the Letters & Forms section give a particular insight into the life of the school.
However nothing can match first-hand experience - so come and see us! Ring the school office on 01932 563035 to make an appointment for you to meet our headteacher, Mrs. Bonnie Davis, and visit the school - you can be assured of a warm welcome!
Saxon Primary School puts the children's needs at the heart of its provision. Our whole school community is committed to enabling the children to become successful lifelong learners and happy, fulfilled adults who can make positive choices about their future.
Saxon Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To achieve our commitment we will ensure continuous improvement and development of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.