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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Welcome to Wymondley JMI School. We are a happy, ambitious and inclusive small village school with children from the ages of four to eleven years old. The school is set in the beautiful village of Little Wymondley surrounded by fields and a supportive local community.

 

We are very fortunate to have a spacious building containing a large hall and stage, two Key Stage Two classrooms, one Key Stage One classroom, one Early Years classroom, a Life Learning room, Garden Room and Quiet Room. We also have a library that Mrs Nowland does an excellent job of looking after, ensuring that children across the school use it on a weekly basis to take library books out and share books together. The children also have access to the library during lunchtime when it is their day for Library Club and children in Reception and Key Stage 1 have timetabled library lessons as well.

 

The school has spacious grounds surrounded by hedges and trees. We have a large sports field and a hard play area, which have football, netball and tag rugby pitches. Our staff team and our sports coach, Mr Sinclair, makes good use of these during PE sessions with the children and through sports based lunchtime and after school clubs that he and other staff members run for the children. We also have a gardening area that Mrs Burningham does a superb job of looking after with the children. It includes a set of raised beds where the children grow fruits and vegetables during an open lunchtime club and through learning sessions during school hours. The fruits and vegetables are then harvested and turned into jams and chutneys and sold at our Wymondley Harvest Festival. Our talented music teacher, Mrs Johnson, teaches music to every class across the school on a weekly basis. She also teaches our school choir, our various recorder groups across the school and our ‘boomwhacker’ club, as well as providing live music for our school performances and concerts. We are also fortunate to have a welcoming and talented piano teacher and violin teacher.

 

We look to instill a love of learning in our children from an early age and help it to grow as they move through the school. Our learners seek out challenges and enjoy collaborating with others to solve problems. They see mistakes as a positive way of learning, as good mistakes. We look to develop curious learners who ask questions about the world around them, seek to further their knowledge and take any and all opportunities available to them.  

 

Wymondley is a nurturing school where all of our staff know every child. It is a school built around our core values of being respectful, responsible and remarkable.

 

We aim to give all of our children the best possible start in life and to ensure they have the social, technological and creative skills for a future they do not yet know. We offer as many varied opportunities as possible to ensure that every child is able to find success. As a staff team we aim to develop the abilities in every one of our children so that they leave us at the end of Year 6 as confident, outgoing, well rounded young people who are prepared to face the challenges ahead.

 

We welcome visits from prospective parents and would be happy to show you around our school so that you can find out for yourself if this is the right school for your child. For winter 2020, visits are still welcome. These will be on a 1:1 basis and will take place outside the school building. However, as every one of our classrooms looks out on to the outside world this is also very practical. The entire visit will be socially distanced and masks must be worn for everyone's safety. For further details or to make a booking please contact the school office on 01438 354583 / admin@wymondley.herts.sch.uk

 

We are very proud of our happy and successful school, made possible by our dedicated team of hardworking staff, governors and PTA.

 

Mr Tony Plunkett

Headteacher

 

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