Old Stratford Primary School is situated at the edge of Old Stratford, a long-established Northamptonshire village, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year. The current building was begun in 1966 and later extended to provide 8 classrooms, a spacious hall equipped for performing arts and extensive grounds. Most of the children attending the school live in Old Stratford, but we also welcome pupils from nearby towns and villages. The school enjoys a very good reputation for high academic standards but also recognises the support a child needs to be successful in life.
Our positive inclusive ethos and high expectations of attainment and behaviour are woven into every aspect of school life, resulting in high attendance and motivated pupils who are fully engaged in their learning.
Organisation of the School
Old Stratford is a Primary School for children aged 4 to 11. Each class is taught by a qualified teacher, with a team of experienced teaching assistants. The organisation of the school into three Key Stages reflects the National Curriculum.
- Foundation Stage (Reception)
Our reception class is the final year of Foundation Stage which began when your child first went to nursery or pre-school. The curriculum is organised to reflect the Early Learning Goals, which most children will have achieved by the end of their first year in school. Our Foundation stage area is very well-resourced with a wide range of activities reflecting the five areas of learning and includes an extensive outdoor area.
- Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
In Key Stage 1 our emphasis is very much on teaching the basic reading, writing, maths and IT skills which children need to be successful in their learning. An emphasis is also placed on the development of creativity and thinking skills, which will help children to develop a love of learning.
- Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)
In Key Stage 2, the curriculum is more subject-based; but wherever possible, subjects are linked together to provide children with a rich and stimulating learning experience. As well as teaching children all aspects of a broad and balanced Key Stage 2 curriculum, we also ensure that children learn the skills and attitudes they need to become life-long learners in a rapidly changing world.