INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS
Thank you for considering Foxfield Primary School as a school for your child starting in September 2022.
Foxfield Primary School is a three form entry inclusive primary school situated on the Plumstead and Woolwich borders, with the space to welcome 90 children to our Reception setting each year.
Our vision and values underpin all that we do, and we ensure that through our teaching, learning and provision, every child is given the best possible beginning to their education in order to make great strides in their learning. We work closely with outside agencies to meet any additional needs of the pupils, and partnerships with parents are crucial to us in supporting pupils' learning, progress and happiness. We have a ‘limitless minds’ approach to our learning and strongly believe that all children have the potential to achieve well when provided with rich learning opportunities, experiences, care and guidance. We challenge our children and ourselves to be the best we can be in a safe, creative, rich and purposeful environment.
Our learning is planned around a skills based global curriculum that we feel is relevant for life and learning in the 21st Century, and critically important for future success. We believe that global learning helps pupils make sense of the increasingly complex and rapidly changing world in which they live. Each half term we plan the pupils learning in depth using a core-text approach, engaging the children high quality texts and rich and meaningful learning experiences which ensures they feel connected to their learning and the world around them.
In our most recent Challenge Partners review in January 2020, Foxfield was judged ‘Outstanding’ overall. Their judgement included:
- Leaders ensure every opportunity is taken to further develop pupils’ reading skills and actively cultivate their love of literature. The youngest children are introduced to high quality books and systematically taught to link sounds and letters accurately.
- Leaders ensure changes to the curriculum are informed by the needs of pupils, relevant literature and teachers’ feedback about class-based trials. This means learning is secure and ultimately improves pupils’ life chances.
- Pupils gain depth through carefully planned progressive steps. In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) children systematically learned about different shapes and could recognise a cylinder.
- Well established, highly motivated staff fully understand the needs and background of each child. Consequently, relevant, well-planned lessons and exciting curriculum enrichment activities capture learners’ attention. Pupils enjoy a wide range of stimulating experiences.
- Pupils of all stages participate in activities that give them the chance to develop their known and untapped talents and aptitudes. This means all youngsters at this school can discover and develop their potential. Leaders stated ‘we are always looking for the best for our children.
- Pupils make rapid progress both within lessons and over time.
We consider every member of our school community to be a life-long learner and value all contributions to the continued improvements to our school.
AN INSIDE LOOK AT FOXFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
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For more information please call the school office on 020 3260 7500 or email us at email@example.com .
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL APPLICATION
All schools in Royal Greenwich have a single point of entry for reception and admit children in September. Please visit the Royal Greenwich website for further details and an online application form at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/admissions
Please click here to view the Royal Greenwich Primary School Admissions Booklet.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT US
At Foxfield, we believe in shaping and educating our children to become citizens for the 21st century by broadening their minds and experiences. We do this through our Inspire Global Curriculum, which comprises of 6 themes:
Each term, EYFS shape their learning around a topic which is enriched with a variety of quality core-texts, trips and provision. We also make strong connections with global learning and citizenship. The children will build up to a project each term. Past projects included planting gardens for the bees and delivering food parcels to needy families. Along with this, we use Development Matters to ensure that children receive an age appropriate curriculum based on the seven areas of learning in EYFS:
In Reception, each child takes part in daily phonics lessons to develop their letters and sound knowledge, as well as to build on their early reading skills.
We encourage the children to use phonics throughout their learning, and regularly promote phonics development within the resources and provision.
THE SCHOOL DAY
Our daily timetable encourages your child to learn and develop in a range of ways. Throughout the day, they will take part in whole class lessons, small group lessons, and engage in independent activities during ‘choosing’ time. This means they can move freely around the classroom to access the resources and equipment available. We also incorporate additional lessons on a weekly basis, such as Art, PE, Circle Times and more.
You can choose for your child to enjoy school dinners or they can bring a packed lunch to school. Our dinner menus are changed termly and are on a 3 week rotation. There are vegetarian options for every meal. We have fruit available each day for children to have as a snack, as well as free school milk.
From September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals.
At Foxfield, School Uniform is compulsory and consists of:
Girls wearing hijabs, headscarves or bows should wear plain black, white, or grey to fit with the colours of the school.
At Foxfield School, we know that parents are children’s first educators and we value being partners with them in their child’s education.
We ensure that parents are fully involved in their child’s education by: