Welcome to Icknield Primary School!
About Our Website
We are a busy and friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up-to-date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our new school website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have or with any suggestions for information you would like to see on it.
Making the decision about the best school for your child is undoubtedly one of huge significance for you as a parent especially for your child’s primary education which can span over seven years at a critical stage in their development. The changes that your child will encounter from Reception to Year 6 are innumerable to name the ability to read and write, make secure friendships and learn to work as a team as some of the achievements your child will be striving towards over these crucial years. At Icknield Primary School, we aim to provide the right environment for skills like these to develop in order to establish the foundations necessary for a successful future.
At the heart of everything we do is our emphasis on valuing each child’s unique contribution to our school community. Every child is special and brings his or her own experiences, personality, skills and talents to our school which we celebrate and build upon. We look to develop all aspects of our pupils’ achievement through our focus on academic, creative, sportive and social goals within lessons as well as in clubs or extra-curricular activities. We provide musical instrument lessons, teach children how to swim at our on-site pool and even hold an annual entrepreneurial event where children plan, develop and sell a product or a service to customers.
Our school is value-based meaning our children are specifically taught about key areas which we hold as central to our school community such as honesty, tolerance and patience. As well as this, we actively promote learning behaviours and the notion of having a 'growth mindset': responsibility, reflectiveness, resourcefulness, relating to others and resilience; these support our overall aim of promoting independence and at the same time provide the skillset each child needs to be successful in his or her learning. Pupil voice and leadership is particularly important to us and we give the children the role of contributing to the school’s development through the school council and eco-team, fostering in them a sense of belonging to a happy and forward-thinking community that is noticeable from the moment you set foot in the school.
Icknield is a vibrant learning community where subjects are carefully linked and based around exciting topics and stories. Our lessons are creative, enjoyable and meaningful and we use the outdoor environment as much as possible. Children’s work is accurately monitored and drawn upon to support and challenge all of our pupils, regardless of starting points, to enable progress and success. Our staff members are highly skilled and dedicated to helping all pupils to achieve the very best they can and always have time to listen. Teachers build excellent partnerships with parents and are available to talk to at the beginning or end of the school day.
If you would like to know more about our inclusive and friendly school, please contact the school office for a visit and we will be pleased to show you around.