Ofsted Inspection June 2016
Ofsted will be be carrying out an inspection of the school on Thursday 30th June 2016. Click the two links below to read the letters that have been sent home to parents.
I am pleased to inform you that on the 6th May 2016 the Secretary of State for Education signed our Academy order. This means that we are now able to convert on the 1st of September to Academy status as a member of The Shrewsbury Academies Trust. This will be an exciting move for our school as the partnership with the Trust will further enhance our school through a common vision based on the Co-operative values we all share.
The Martin Wilson School opened in 1988. The building is a single storey built around a very attractive courtyard and surrounded by extensive and beautiful grounds. The school is well-equipped, offering very good facilities for our children and a very stimulating environment in which to work.
We currently have eight classroom bases, a computer suite, library, a nurture room, a number of smaller rooms in which small groups of children can work with Teaching Assistants, and a well-equipped assembly hall. We also have a practical community room, which the children also use. Outside, there are two playgrounds: one at the front of the school, and another at the rear of the school. When the weather allows, all the children in the school are able to play on the very large field. On both the field and the playgrounds, there is specialist play equipment that is fully enjoyed by all the children.
The school covers the Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, that is from ages 3 to 11. We have 223 children on roll in September 2015.
The organisation of the school for 2015-2016 is as follows: Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y1/2, Y2/3, Y3/4, Y5, and Y6. Small class sizes have a positive impact on children’s learning.
In September of 2003, we opened an Early Years Centre. In the Centre, all the children in the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) work in an integrated way in a purposely designed area of the school. This consists of a large outdoor learning area, classrooms, a communal area and small quiet rooms.
Our office is open every morning from 8.45 am, and closes at 4.30 pm each afternoon. If you have any queries about the school or need to make arrangements to visit the school, then contact Mrs. Georgina Edwards, our School Administrator, or Miss Rebecca Jones, who also works in the office.
To create a calm start to the day, the younger children enter school through the door to their classroom. However, to encourage independence, KS2 children are collected from the front playground by their class teacher. If you need to speak to the head teacher, he is usually around every morning and evening. You can also book an appointment through the administrator, if you prefer.