Welcome from the Headteacher
A warm welcome to Padbury Church of England School’s website where we ‘Aspire, Achieve and Grow Together’.
I hope that this website allows you to find out more about the life of our warm-hearted, family focused school with a passion for learning.
I hope you enjoy exploring our website and I look forward to meeting and talking with you.
Our Christian Vision
Our purpose is to foster a Love of Learning within a nurturing Christian community in a way that enables every child to be the best they can be and to flourish in an ever-changing world.
Our love of learning is seen through the opportunities children have to find out more about the world around them, from Forest Schools, to residential visits, to practical hands on activities in lessons such as Science, Art, DT and PE to high quality texts which transport us to new worlds in English and hard challenges in maths which make us think and scratch our heads. The inquisitive mind is developed and encouraged and together, with a passion for finding out more, we achieve.
Our Christian community is shown through everything we do-from the way we treat each other to the way we work together and learn together. Our Christian values of love, courage, respect, hope, fellowship and trust underpin our vision and children know and can recognise these values in themselves and others. As a Church of England school, our strong links with St Mary the Virgin, the village church, and the role the school plays at the heart of the village community enhance our learning and understanding of what it means to belong.
‘Being the best we can be’ is for all of us at Padbury. Aspiring to reach for the challenging goals, to try something new, to be resilient and then celebrate achievements is what drives us forward no matter what our starting points. Children are encouraged to reflect often on the idea of ‘it is not where you are in life, it is how fast you are running to improve that counts.’
It is a privilege to be a part of each child’s learning journey and we hope that by the time our pupils leave Padbury Church of England School they are confident, resilient learners who face the future enthusiastically, well prepared for the ever-changing world around them.
Padbury CE School
Headteacher: Mrs Lucy McFarlane
Chair of Governors: Mrs Jo Bursell
School Office: 01280 813070