At Eastcombe, we encourage all of our children to ‘Aim High, Believe and Achieve’. We firmly believe that we are preparing our pupils for not just the next test, but for their life ahead. This therefore includes developing their enjoyment of the arts, sport, music as well as the essential skills of reading, writing, numerical competence, enquiry, co-operation and so on. We focus on a special value each term and in our life around school, this terms value is ‘Peace’. British values are upheld and reinforced in whole school assemblies.
Our school values are; Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Kindness and Collaboration. These are intrinsic to everything we do.
Pupils of all abitilies make good progress at our school and achievement is consistently above the national targets. We aim for every pupil to reach their potential and have the chance to shine at what they are good at and enjoy.
Our class sizes are much smaller than average, meaning that pupils can be afforded more attention by the adults. Pupils stay in each class for more than one year. Consequently, the teacher and teaching assistant get to know them very well and are able to address their needs at a very individual level. This is conducive to the ‘family feel’ we pride ourselves on having.
MASH (My After School Hub) is an independently run child-care facility that operates in a parents home; children are collected from the playground by the club’s leader. Full details and application forms are available on the ‘Clubs‘ page.
Thomas Keble secondary school is very close by and we have excellent links with it. The majority of our pupils transfer there at 11 and, by that time, they have visited the school many times: pupils take part in sporting activities there, we hold our annual whole-school production in their school hall and Year 5 & 6 pupils attend special learning days, for example relating to science, DT or maths. We also have pupils choosing to attend Deer Park School and pupils also choose to sit the Grammar Test. Each year we send pupils on to Marling and Stroud High.We liaise closely with all our local Secondary Schools.