Welcome to Watermoor Church of England Primary School
We offer a welcoming and caring environment where all children are valued and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential. At Watermoor School every child matters and we firmly believe in offering a high standard of education for all of our pupils.
Watermoor is a Church of England Primary School with voluntary controlled status. It caters for children aged from three to eleven years. Church Schools owe their origins to the Church, however under the terms of the 1944 Education Act the Church gave up control of the School to the Local Authority. The Local Authority is responsible for the upkeep, repairs and for the conduct of the school. Watermoor C of E Primary School is proud of its Christian ethos and promotes Christian values. We currently have 180 pupils on role, not including our pre school class, but expect to grow over the next few years due to our relocation and expansion. At the moment we have 8 classes:
Fireflies - Pre School (EYFS 1)
Pixies - Reception (EYFS 2)
Wizards - Y1
Unicorns - Y2
Griffins - Y3
Dragons - Y4
Giants - Y5
Phoenixes - Y6
A caring school with a family feel
There are 8 classrooms in our new school. Our hall is where we have our breakfast and dinner together, and where whole school collective worship takes place daily. We also use the hall for PE. There is a quiet courtyard area where children may relax at playtimes and during the lunch break. The larger surfaced play area is used for outdoor games and livelier playtime activities. The adjoining field is also used for sports and games lessons and as a play area during the summer months. The trim trail on the field is all-weather and used throughout the year. We are proud of our ‘rainbow room’ – a relaxed space for nurture groups, family meetings and support. We have a garden which is available for pupils to grow their own flowers, fruit and vegetables.
It is our intention that all members of the school community receive their legal and moral entitlement to equality of opportunity irrespective of their age, creed, gender and ethnic origin, physical or intellectual status.
Our Vision Statement
The following statement was developed in consultation with pupils, staff, Governors and parents.
We aim to inspire our pupils to ‘dream big’ and aspire to make their dreams a reality. We will inspire and teach our pupils to ask questions of the world, each other and themselves. We will provide our pupils with many opportunities to experience the extraordinary, find positive role models and discover what they want to achieve in their lives now, and in the future. We will help them realise the extent to these possibilities, and give them the primary skills to achieve them.
Christian values are at the heart of our school and underpin everything we do. We have high expectations for our pupils and ensure that every child is given the opportunity to develop a positive sense of self and others. Through strong relationships and trust, we support our pupils in believing they can achieve their goals. We teach them how to live within a community, and show care and consideration for others.
We aim to teach pupils that success requires hard work and dedication. We teach our pupils core Christian values which will support them in developing into positive citizens, and will prepare them for the next stage of their education. We support our pupils in making progress by helping them set clear, achievable targets and showing them the steps they need to take. We believe that everyone can succeed at something, and we value these differences.
Inclusion is at the heart of our work. We value everyone’s achievements. We celebrate and reward the hard work and success of others. We are clear about what success means and how it can be realised. We celebrate successes in a range of disciplines and areas, including personal development. We teach our pupils to be tolerant and understanding of others at all times. Everyone strives to be the best they can be and supports each other to achieve this.