Choosing a primary school for your child is one of the most fundamentally important decisions parents can make and as you peruse this website, I hope you will gain an insight into the Grovelands ethos and what makes us unique.
As Head of School, I firmly believe that the values-driven education that our pupils experience gives our boys and girls not only excellent academic, artistic and social opportunities, but the interpersonal skills they will need for the future. Most importantly, it ensures that when our pupils leave Grovelands, they possess a strong moral compass and a desire to go into the world and improve it.
We believe that our core values, intertwined with modern British values, which we seek to instil in all our pupils’ characters, produces well-rounded individuals who are confident, personable, generous of spirit and deed, and who will possess a lifelong love of learning.
At the heart of our school is the understanding that exceptional pastoral care is fundamental to shaping pupils’ character and happiness and this we do within an educational environment where we nurture and encourage, where we stretch without stressing and push without pressurising.
Grovelands is an increasingly large primary school and as we move into year six, we welcome prospective parents and children alike to visit the school.
We look forward to working in partnership with you and welcoming you into the Grovelands community.
Head of School
Grovelands Primary School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children under Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013.
This includes checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers; ensuring that we have effective procedures for identifying and managing all issues likely to cause significant harm to children; ensuring a safe environment in which our pupils can learn and develop; enabling our pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and information; and working with other agencies as appropriate.
On Wednesday 15th June 2016, children from Years 3 and 4 represented Grovelands at our first ever District Sports. The... Read more
Thank you to Mrs Crowther –Smith for organising the healthy food tasting session in the hall on Monday 13th June... Read more
Reception Classes went on a river walk yesterday along the banks of the Thames, proving once again how lucky we... Read more
‘God Save Our Gracious Queen’ the words rang out from our celebration assembly in recognition of the Queen’s official birthday... Read more
Thank you to all the parents who came along to our Writing Workshop on Wednesday evening. We hope that you... Read more
Pupils' behaviour is good in lessons and around the school. Pupils look after each other in the playground and know how to work and play safely. Ofsted 2013
Pupils are working at above average levels for their age and are on track to reach well above expected standards by the end of Key Stage 1. Ofsted 2013
Teachers know the children and pupils really well resulting in excellent relationships in all classes. Ofsted 2013
Some amazing improvements have been made since the arrival of Mrs Nichols and Miss Ashby. Parent