We have set ourselves the ambitious task of raising £130,000 to realise our project. Ideally we would like the classroom to be in place for the start of the new academic year in September, but we may be looking at early 2017. The new classroom will be a purpose built, self-contained structure (including cloakroom facilities) and will sit sympathetically within the school grounds on the site of what used to be the old adventure playground.
Please note: we do not intend to increase the number of pupils, but further strengthen and enhance the high quality teaching and learning in our school.
Our Vision for the Future
Currently, the majority of our pupils are taught in mixed key stage groups. We aim to structure the school as follows:
- Reception Year – Early Years Foundation Stage (Maple Class)
- Year 1 & Year 2 – Key Stage 1 (Willow Class)
- Year 3 & Year 4 – Lower Key Stage 2 (Chestnut Class)
- Year 5 & Year 6 – Upper Key Stage 2 (Oak Class)
Although the new class structure will benefit all pupils at the school, the greatest benefit will be to Reception Year pupils (age 4-5) who are currently taught with Year 1. It has been our long-held aim to teach the youngest members of our school community as a separate year group. The first year at primary school is a transition from pre-school/nursery to formalised education, and the Early Years curriculum is unique with its focus on learning through play, investigation and exploration of the world around us.
Read the Case for Support here.
Can you help us raise funds?
The Friends of Ampney Crucis School (our wonderful team of parent supporters and fundraisers) have already begun their fundraising events. The governors of the school are exploring grant funding. The trustees of the school from the Robert Pleydell Educational Charity (as the original Trust is now known), are actively lending their support to the project. We are also due to receive a substantial donation from the Village Trust.
If you would like to make a donation please download the Donation Form.