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 newly adapted 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 183 children on roll in June 2011.
The organisation of the school for 2014-2015 is as follows: Nursery, one Reception class, Reception/Y1, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, 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.