A very warm welcome awaits you and your child at Wildground Federation. The federation comprises of a teacher led nursery (within the infant school), Wildground Infant School and Wildground Junior School and two resourced provisions, one for early years speech and language and one for children with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).
We are an inclusive, caring and vibrant federation putting the individual child at the heart of our school ensuring they become successful learners and achieve the highest standards possible. We pride ourselves on our child centred approach getting to know each child individually, working alongside them to help them succeed.
Teachers provide stimulating experiences that capture children’s imagination, curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. As such we prioritise first hand experiences and have a wide range of visitors into school and external visits to explore new places. There are themed days to enrich the curriculum as well as a whole variety of afterschool and lunch activities.
We have a fantastic committed caring staff who work together to provide personalised learning for each child and are ambitious for all children. The needs of each individual learner is at the forefront of all that we plan and do. Ofsted recently recognised our excellent diverse curriculum saying:
‘One of the strengths of the school is the way leaders have developed the curriculum so that pupils receive a wide, rich set of experiences that support their broader development’. Junior Ofsted October 2019. ‘
When children enter the school in Nursery or Reception they are entering our outstanding provision. We have attractive and stimulating environments, staff that engage with the children to spark their curiosity and imagination supporting their social skills, as well as develop their love of learning in a supportive and challenging way. These excellent foundations are then built upon across key stage 1 and key stage 2.
Reading is at the heart of learning at Wildground, we are passionate about encouraging our children to read. Phonics and early reading are prioritised in the infant school and higher level reading skills are developed in the junior school, our aim being that they are prepared for the next stage of their education.
Children achieve fantastic results and we pride ourselves on improving outcomes for children of all ages and from all backgrounds. Please see our results pages for more information.
It is not just academically that children achieve well here. We understand the need for personal development and the impact well-being has on the ability to learn. Through our pastoral team- comprising of a Family Support Worker, ELSA and our dedicated team of staff that lead our SEMH resourced provision- we work therapeutically and make sure we give support for pupils and parents alike.
Lunchtimes are special at Wildground, outside the lunch staff prepare daily activities and we have extensive grounds zoned into different areas including a quiet zone, playtrail, trim trail, games area and a special play area. To encourage active play there are a whole variety of activities to choose from including skipping, dressing up, arts and crafts, tennis, giant chalks and of course books. As such incidents of poor behaviour are very rare at lunchtime.
Our federation prides itself of having a variety of resources and environments within the grounds including a sensory room, two resourced provisions, a computer suite, a community room, two libraries, a children’s kitchen and music room, two sets of outside play equipment, one enclosed basketball area, three large playgrounds, a mini woodland, two large fields, a quiet garden, a wildlife area and a science garden. It really is a special place to be!
To find out more about how we can help your child to succeed and have the best education please contact the school office for a visit.
Please enjoy exploring and finding out more about us on this website. I look forward to welcoming you to Wildground.
Amanda Mullett, Executive Head Teacher