Ellingham is a community primary school with a nursery. The school is currently expanding from one form entry to two form entry. In June 2012 children and staff moved into a brand new, state of the art building providing us with light and airy classrooms, lots of outdoor learning space and a spacious computer suite and library.
The challenge of preparing children for a future that we can't predict, and jobs which may not yet exist, is something that we relish here at Ellingham. We teach reading, writing, mathematical and computing skills alongside other key attributes such as problem solving, working in a team, communication skills and how to be resilient when learning.
All of this is done within an inclusive ethos which promotes mutual respect, excellent behaviour and self-confidence and which puts the individual at the heart of all we do. We place great importance on improving children's health and keeping them safe. We work with a range of other professionals and people in the local and wider community to the benefit of our pupils and families.
Of course, the best way to help our children is for staff, governors and parents/carers to work in productive and supportive partnerships. It is our aim that every child looks back on their time at Ellingham with affection and pride and that they leave us having developed 'Strong Roots for Flourishing Futures'.
Visitors to Ellingham always comment on the special feel within the school. When Ofsted inspectors visited in Autumn 2013 we were delighted to be graded 'good' in all aspects.
If you would like to know more about our work, why not come in and meet us? After all, our children are our greatest ambassadors and they would love to show you around.
Mr Stuart Atherton