Littledean Church of England Primary School
Welcome to Littledean Church Of England Primary School’s website, we hope you find it useful and informative. We are a rural, village primary school of 105 pupils situated in the beautiful Forest of Dean, one mile outside of the small town of Cinderford and approximately 14 miles from Gloucester. Originally built in 1848, Littledean School was refurbished in 1994 to meet the demands of a modern education. It is situated in its own grounds which have been set up to encourage children’s investigative skills and desire to explore their environment. It includes a garden, forest school area and trim trail.
At Littledean Church of England Primary School we place children at the centre of all we do and our school motto is ‘People with time for children.’
In May 2013 Ofsted graded our school as ‘GOOD’ with ‘OUTSTANDING’ behaviour. The report states that ‘A particular feature of the school is the fully inclusive and supportive environment.’
In May 2015 we were graded 'OUTSTANDING' in our SIAMS inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). The report commended us on the ‘caring, nurturing ethos of the school’ and noted that the ‘impact of Christian values, especially friendship and forgiveness leads to high levels of respect and exemplary behaviour’
At Littledean Church of England Primary school we aim to be regarded as an integral part of the wider community. We aim to encourage independence and a life-long love of learning in an environment where each individual is valued for who they are and the unique contribution that they bring.
Through our commitment to the development of Christian Values for Life we aim to enable, encourage and equip each child to develop their full potential: academically, spiritually and socially. Through mutual respect and high expectations we aim to provide a learning environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
We aim to provide high quality teaching that takes into account the individual needs of every child. Through our commitment to the recruitment of high quality staff, on-going professional development, rigorous monitoring and willingness to embrace new ideas, we aim to ensure that all pupils receive an education that meets their very individual needs.
We also aim to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced and stimulating, giving scope for the children to investigate and problem solve, enabling them to participate actively in their own learning and develop skills that will assist them throughout the rest of their lives.
We welcome parents and families into our school and work to be part of the community so that there is a real partnership of children, parents, staff, governors and friends to provide the best opportunities for every child.
We work together to foster the Christian values of love, justice and understanding and value every individual for the contribution they make. Every child is encouraged to fulfil their potential and strive for high achievement.
If you would like to come and see us, we would be delighted to show you around the school and answer your questions. Please telephone or call in to make an appointment.