Spotlight on Warnham CE Primary School
by Mrs Shirley Kirby, Headteacher
Warnham CE Primary is an adorable village school which fully reflects village life and the delights of living within Sussex countryside. As a one form entry school, we have seven classes all named after woodland animals and we benefit from additional learning spaces known as the nest, the burrow and the beehive where children can work on specific tasks together, just like busy little bees.
Warnham CE Primary is nestled within an incredibly supportive and active community; our PTFA have recently raised funds for a delightful woodland library. The library is housed at the very heart of the school and reflects the children’s love of learning, particularly through an enormous range of books.
Our parents have also set up an amazing Wishlist website to ensure that our children haven’t had to ‘do without’ during times of extreme financial cuts within education. The Wishlist has provided children with beautiful rugs, games, class sets of books, subscriptions to online learning and so much more. Our whole school is incredibly grateful for the support from our community and humbled by how our children are clearly an incredibly high priority in Warnham Village.
We are very proud of our primary school and it is truly growing from strength to strength. Ofsted regards the school as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ Early Years provision. All staff demonstrate enormous passion and utter commitment to both their own learning and development and that of the children in their classes which is underpinned by a Christian ethos.
The school has received letters from the House of Commons and the county council, congratulating us on the significant progress that the school has made over the past few years and we are now delighted to see that children are achieving progress scores above the national average. It certainly makes all of the hard work worth it.
We love our village school and would be delighted to show people around so that you can see what a precious place of learning it is.
Mrs Shirley Kirby, Headteacher