Built in 1982 to serve the growing town of Yarm, the school is situated in the heart of the Layfield estate to the south west of the town. Pupils are predominately from this area of Yarm but we increasingly have pupils who travel from other areas of Yarm, the surrounding villages and Ingleby Barwick.
The school has well maintained grounds within which there are large playground areas, a field, wildlife area and gardening plots. The site is completely secure and children can play in safety, grow their own fruit and vegetables, and enjoy being outside. The school building was extended in April 2010, and boasts a state of the art Early Years setting with it’s own outdoor area plus a Children’s Centre and Day Care, plus Out of School Club which are managed by Action for Children.
We are part of a cluster of schools in Yarm. This is a group of schools who work closely together – sharing ideas and activities for the children. The cluster introduces our pupils to others from the local area and allows them to integrate through joint learning activities, shared visits and numerous sports events. Our cluster includes Conyers School which is our nearest secondary school. Our pupils benefit from visits to take part in activities and to use their facilities.
We are a very successful school where children are provided with experiences to enrich and stimulate learning. We foster each individuals unique talents and encourage everyone to do their best.
In January 2014, we were inspected by Ofsted, and were delighted to achieve the overall grade of ‘Good’. The inspectors were particularly impressed by the behaviour of our pupils, the commitment of our staff and high standards of teaching, levels of progress and learning, and the positive comments made by parents.
Should you have any queries or require a paper copy of any of the information on our website, please contact Miss Powell in the school office who will more than happy to help with your request.