We hope you find the information on our website both informative and helpful. This area is designed to provide you with the information and resources you need to help support your child during his/her time at Steeple Morden Primary School.
We believe that children’s learning is enhanced by close co-operation between home and School, and we place great emphasis on the development of these links. Your feedback is therefore very welcome; please let us know something is not working properly or if you think we could improve the way we work together.
School transport and ‘bus passes’ are arranged Cambridgeshire County Council. Applications should be made online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/education/transport
Our School Uniform is ordered on-line. We do not hold stocks of uniform in School. Parents are invited to view and purchase from the website.
You can go to the website by clicking on this link: www.totalclothingshop.co.uk/smp
Orders delivered to School are free. Orders delivered to home address carry a £3.95 charge per order.
The majority of our pupils normally transfer to Bassingbourn Village College (BVC) at the end of year 6. We maintain good relationships with BVC and seek opportunities for children to become familiar with the staff and environment through visits and events across years 5 and 6. Our teachers hold regular meetings with BVC staff to discuss curriculum continuity and pastoral care. We also have positive relationships with other local school where pupils may transfer and again, staff meet to discuss individual needs prior to transfer.
To support transfer to secondary school we aim to provide a range of opportunities throughout their primary years to meet peers in the other primary schools on a social or sporting basis. In Years 5 and 6, all pupils spend two days at BVC working on a joint project, enabling them to find their way around and get to know some staff and pupils. It also provides an opportunity to experience some of the new activities they will encounter.
For more information and application forms, please look at the Cambridgeshire Council Website.
Our Ethos and Values
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at
parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience offered to all pupils.
We believe that our pupils should have every opportunity to achieve high academic standards and develop a full awareness of social and moral values. Our school provides a secure and stimulating environment where children and adults can work productively.
British Values Statement
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education and a range of learning experiences of the highest quality, within the context of Christian belief. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith. We promote British values and good citizenship. In partnership with the Church of England at Parish and Diocesan Level we teach respect for everyone, including those of other or no faith. Our pupils will have every opportunity to develop to their full potential and to achieve high academic standards. We believe the children should develop excellent inter-personal skills and strong, caring, social and moral values. The school provides a caring, secure and stimulating environment where children will develop creativity, resilience and a joy of learning.
Our Mission Statement
We believe that learning should be meaningful and relevant, so that our pupils can:
• develop lively, enquiring minds, with the ability to question and discuss rationally
• apply themselves to tasks
• develop physical skills
• use language and numbers effectively
• gain wider awareness of religious and moral values within a Christian framework: a respect for other races, religions and ways of life, and an understanding of the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
• appreciate human achievements and aspirations
• develop skills in using available tools and resources to support them in their endeavours.