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Headteachers Letter

Dear Parents,

We would like to welcome you to Bassingbourn Community Primary School. Ofsted, in their 2012 inspection, described us as having 'An ethos of high quality care which enhances pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and contributes to a feeling of being safe.'

We are a village school opening onto Royston Heath. Currently we have approximately 270 children on roll, in 10 classes. The pupils, both boys and girls, range from ages 4-11. Our class arrangements vary from year to year, depending on the size of each cohort. The majority of our pupils are local however, we are also attracting children from the other villages further afield and from the town of Royston. We are a successful school with a very friendly ethos. New arrivals are quickly absorbed into the life of the school through our buddy programme; and parents are introduced to us and welcomed by our Transition Co-ordinator; ensuring that initial questions are quickly answered.

We value quality education and promote creativity and independence. We encourage children to do their best and track progress rigorously. Interventions and extension groups are monitored to ensure that they are effective and successful. A creative curriculum links many subjects together into topics. We also provide a social and moral context that helps children to grow into thinking, caring people through the provision of friendship groups, house competitions and sporting, musical and arts events; often alongside local schools. We know that children learn best when their parents are interested and involved. We welcome parent helpers, run regular open mornings, subject information sessions and both the Parent Forum and Parent-Teachers association are active groups within our school community. Our staff are always willing to help and offer excellent pastoral support to pupils and their families.

We look forward to meeting you as part of the school community,

Yours faithfully,

Susan Brown and Rachael Schofield.