Welcome from the Headteacher
On behalf of all the children, staff, governors and parents, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Pitton Church of England Primary School.
We are a delightful small village school in the most beautiful of settings, about five miles east of Salisbury. Our 90 children come from the local area and further afield and cherish our rich curriculum and all the extra opportunities for learning which we provide. Their parents tell us how much they value the school's close-knit family atmosphere and how much their children enjoy coming to Pitton School.
Our school vision ‘Friendship, Family and Fulfilment’ reflects our shared ethos that ‘Life in all its fullness’ (John 10v10) encapsulates every dimension of living – spiritual, moral, social, academic, creative, physical, and overall well-being. This means developing every individual child as a whole person. We aim for our children to develop a lifelong love of learning, to treasure the people around them and to flourish.
Our staff and governors are strongly committed to our journey of improvement following our most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2019). The report celebrates all of the areas in which we are succeeding but also highlights precise areas for us to tighten up in order to secure the best academic outcomes for our pupils. We have clear plans, external guidance and the support of our parent community as we go forwards.
As a Voluntary Aided school, we benefit from a very close and supportive link with the village church of St. Peter's, Pitton. Our most recent SIAMS report (June 2019) highlighted this and recognised the impact of our vision: ‘Pupils talk about friendship, belonging to a school family and wanting to do their best as being at the root of what makes them want to come to school to school and to learn’.
We hope very much that you will visit our school to see how our learning environment and extensive grounds can be the ideal place for your child to thrive in their primary school education.
In addition to our spacious classrooms and hall, we have sports pitches, a gazebo, a yurt, an outdoor amphitheatre and a secluded garden area. We also have our own access to the Clarendon Way which enables us to walk up to the forest and explore the ruins of the historic Clarendon Palace.
If you have any queries about our school, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be delighted to hear from you.