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 and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment in line with Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004, the DfE Working Together To Safeguard Children guidance and the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 documentation.
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.
For the last few years Grovelands has been working closely with other schools in Surrey, sharing best practice and training, for mutual benefit. The leaders and governors of Grovelands strongly believe that collaboration is the way forward, allowing schools to gain better value for money, reducing budgetary constraints and giving staff more opportunities to share resources, knowledge and expertise.
With this in mind, we have set up a 'soft federation' with another primary school within Surrey, one that is very similar in its ethos, values and feel to Grovelands.
The school we have chosen to federate with is Town Farm Primary School in Stanwell, a school that we have worked very closely with and who share the same Chair of Governors as Grovelands.
As Executive Head of the federation, I will be working in close partnership with Mr Hayes, Head of School, to provide an excellent standard of education and pastoral care, taking the school forward to provide an outstanding provision for all of our children.
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