Welcome to the website of
Clavering Primary School!
Clavering Primary School is a successful, exciting and caring primary school where we DREAM, we BELIEVE and we ACHIEVE by working TOGETHER.
Clavering Primary School provides a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and learning is valued.
We have high expectations in all areas and work towards developing confident, successful, determined and well-rounded children.
'The school’s ethos of ‘dream, believe, achieve together’ describes a collective determination for pupils and staff to work in partnership. This is exemplified by the very strong relationships between pupils and staff. Pupils are polite, well mannered and genuinely interested in the thoughts and feelings of their friends' (Ofsted, November 2018).
Our school is blessed with talented and caring staff members, at all levels, who aim to provide an excellent all-round experience for our children - both within and beyond the classroom - through the Clavering Curriculum. 'Staff morale is high. Staff say that they receive clear direction from leaders and are encouraged to trial new ideas' (Ofsted, November 2018).
We ‘have high aspirations for all pupils’ (Ofsted, November 2018). It is an expectation that our pupils attain above-national standards in English and mathematics, that they behave well in lessons and around the school (Instances of poor behaviour are very rare' (Ofsted, November 2018), that they word hard and show enthusiasm for learning and that they demonstrate determination and resilience, rising to the challenges set for them in and out of the classroom.
We are proud that published assessment data shows 'that the proportion of pupils reaching at least the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics continues to be consistently higher than the national average [and the] proportion of pupils who achieve the higher standards for their age is also above average.' (Ofsted, November 2018); however, we are equally proud of how well our pupils achieve throughout the Clavering Curriculum, including in science and technology; the arts; the humanities; and Physical Education.
In addition to our statutory curriculum, we offer a range of extra-curricular opportunities and programmes that enable our pupils to be active citizens, compete, work effectively with others, take on roles of responsibility and develop their leadership skills. Throughout the school, there are excellent opportunities for pupils to engage in a range of additional activities and both our pupils and their families appreciate the opportunities to go on school visits and participate in the school's progressively challenging residentials in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Through the nationally-recognised and multi-award-winning Clavering Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) Programme, all pupils have the opportunity to be physically active on a daily basis and compete in intra- and inter-school competitions.
As a school, we believe passionately in educating the 'whole child' and ensuring that our children leave us equipped for life in a global society and work in a global economy, determined to fulfil their aspirations. Our pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a significant strength of the school and is promoted through a wide range of activities.
Clavering is a very inclusive school. Equality of opportunity is central to our work and we take pride in being a very caring and inclusive school where all pupils are valued and are able to access all the school has to offer. It is widely acknowledged that every member of staff works hard to make sure that all groups of pupils do as well as they can, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and those entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant.
We invite you to take a tour of our website for a flavour of what we offer:
- for those of you considering Clavering as a possible school for your child, we hope that this website will encourage you to come and visit us to see for yourselves;
- for those of you who are already part of the 'Clavering Family', we hope you find this website useful and agree with us that it captures the ethos and excitement of our amazing school!
Miss H. J. O'Brien
Mr N. C. McAvoy
Mrs K. Corr
Miss N. Leighton
Click here to access our academic calendar for 2018-2019.
Click here to learn more about our many awards.