Headteacher Message

School Overview

Whaddon is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England First School for children aged 4-8 years.

We are a small village school in rural Buckinghamshire close to the outskirts of Milton Keynes. Our children benefit from small class sizes and a caring environment with strong community links.

Our dedicated and experienced team are committed to achieving the best outcomes for all our children. Our high standards and expectations are reflected in our consistently high levels of achievement across the curriculum.

 

Headteacher's Thoughts
 
Thankyou for considering our school. I will try to give you a flavour of what I know to be special about Whaddon Church of England First School. If you wish to come and visit us please make an appointment by telephoning the office and I will be happy to show you and your child around and answer any questions you may have.
 
Whaddon School is a smaller than average school. It sits within the picturesque village of Whaddon but is surprisingly close to Milton Keynes. For this reason it is not only used by the children of the village but also attracts families from other local villages and from the outskirts of Milton Keynes.
It is great to be able to offer parents an alternative to the usual Primary School system. As a First School, we provide high quality education for children from the age of 4 until the age of 8. This means our class sizes remain small and we can offer a really personalised learning experience for every child. We prepare them for the next stage of their education in a gentler environment, using a combination of child-led and teacher guided learning. Our high levels of attainment and progress speak for themselves and by the end of their time here, the children are confident, independent learners. While parents tell me they love the school and are very sad to leave, when the children are ready to move on, there are plenty of options available, many of which we have strong links with and can support you through the process.
 
Ethos
 
Our Christian Values are...
Compassion   Wisdom   Endurance

We Aim...

 

  • To be a Christian community where everyone can grow in Christian faith and develop an understanding and tolerance of others

  • To promote the holistic development of each person and to provide the best education for every pupil within a supportive environment.

  • To foster each child’s identity as a citizen of the world.

  • To equip children with the skills to develop independent thinking and learning.

  • To establish an environment where children have the freedom and confidence to take risks and make mistakes and which will clearly reflect the Christian values of our foundation.

  • To develop personal responsibilities and life skills.

  • To enable our children to demonstrate respect for one another and the environment, valuing difference.

  • To provide children with a broad educational experience which incorporates the National Curriculum, at the appropriate level for each child, and fully embraces outdoor learning, physical education, the arts, music

 

British Values

Through our core school values we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. This is further developed through the PSHE and the RE curriculum and reinforced in a wide range of activities including the School Council, Multicultural Weeks, fundraising for charity and much more.