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.
Welcome to Icknield Primary School!
Thank you so much for taking the first step towards choosing Icknield Primary School as your child’s future primary school. Whether you are a prospective Reception Class parent, an in-year applicant, coming from abroad or a parent who is thinking about choosing Icknield Primary School again – a huge welcome from us all here at Icknield! We know that making the decision about the best school for your child is one of huge significance; the changes that your child will encounter from Reception to Year 6 are innumerable… over the primary years your child will be learning to read, write, handle numbers, make secure friendships, and learning to work as a team – to name just a few key milestones 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 and believe wholeheartedly that we are the best setting to achieve this for our local community.
Our Staff: One of the things that makes us so unique is the incredible staff who work at Icknield. We have a strong team of committed and talented teachers at various stages in their careers. Two of our teachers have recently won ‘Teacher of the Year’ in the Cambridge News awards showing just how much they are appreciated by the parents and pupils who nominated them. Our Reception teacher is a CASSA-trained specialist, leading EYFS professional development in the local area. One of our teachers is a Spanish specialist and teaches Spanish to all of our Key Stage 2 pupils. All of our teachers are trained to teach swimming and we are the only school in the area to provide swimming lessons to every class from Reception through to Year 6 with an on-site swimming pool. Our teachers work so hard to make learning come to life and this is evident in their creative approaches to teaching which utilise the school and local environment as much as possible. Working in every class are a strong group of teaching assistants who assist learning for key individuals or groups and in every corner of the school, staff who care about Icknield are striving to make us the best school we can be – from the friendly ladies in the office to the cooks who are passionate about healthy meals.
Our Pupils: If you have not already done so, please book a tour of the school and you will see our pupils at the heart of everything we do, showcasing their hard work as class ambassadors and all the incredible experiences they have as pupils of Icknield. We value each child’s unique contribution to our school community; every child is special and brings his or her own 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, extra-curricular activities or individual musical instrument tuition. Each child is taught according to our school values, enabling them to develop the skillset to be responsible individuals for now and the future – and we could not be prouder of the young people they develop to be.
Our Community: You only have to walk into our building to see that we are a community school, working in partnership with parents, governors and the local community. Teachers build excellent partnerships with parents, the leadership team is available to talk every day, and we work hard to involve parents in their children’s learning – through assemblies, events and great communication. Our Governing Body are a strong team of passionate volunteers who challenge the school in our constant drive for school improvement and we are well supported by our Friends of Icknield Primary School and the Grants Committee who raise money for us so we can give children as many magical experiences in their primary years as possible – from trips to iPads to nature hotels and animal petting zones!
Our Standards: Ofsted came in 2018 and unanimously judged us as to be a ‘Good’ school with great outcomes for our data that are above national and many neighbouring schools. This is down to the huge commitment and energy shown by every member of staff, the support we receive from our families and the local community and our strong values which underpin everything we do.
If you would like to know more about our school, please contact the school office for a visit and we will be pleased to show you around.
Mrs Stockdale, Headteacher