Jas Leverton, Headteacher
Head teacher’s message
WELCOME to our website
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Cranbrook Primary School (CPS) is a wonderful school full of amazing people. Our children are our best resource. They come into school each day happy, excited and curious. They display excellent behaviour and attitudes, and remind us daily that we are so very privileged to work with them. Their diverse starting points, abilities and interests make our work rewarding and enriches all our own lives.
CPS is a local authority maintained mainstream school with 120 pupils in each year group. We have a nursery with 39 pupils in each session, and 4 classes of 30 pupils in each year group from Reception to Year 6. In order to apply for a place for your child in the mainstream school, you will need to contact the Redbridge School Admissions Department.
In addition to our mainstream provision, the school is commissioned by the local authority to run 2 additional resource provisions. These are each a 12-place provision; Additional Resource Provision (ARP) for children from Year 1-6 with Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) with a diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), who access mainstream classes for 25% of the timetable, and a 12 place Communication and Understanding Behaviour for Education (CUBE) short stay therapeutic intervention for Year 2-6 pupils at risk of permanent exclusion.
Children are allocated to the ARP by the Redbridge SEN (Special Educational Needs) Panel, and to CUBE by the Redbridge Behaviour Panel. Please see the SEND Section above for more information.
OUR SCHOOL VALUES are at the heart of all that we do
RESPECT COURAGE EXCELLENCE DETERMINATION FRIENDSHIPS EQUALITY INSPIRATION
These values are displayed throughout the school in every room and regularly referred to in discussion with our pupils. By doing this we aim to create an ethos and culture that nurtures talent and encourages our pupils and staff to aim high for themselves and each other.
OUR CURRICULUM INTENT
At CPS we aim to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them to become lifelong learners.
During their time here we want to offer our children:
Frequent and varied opportunities to become confident communicators
Enriching experiences that develop their cultural capital
The knowledge and understanding to become responsible global citizens
Lessons that bring about a change to long term memory, so that they can use their knowledge and skills to make connections and think critically to make healthy choices and problem solve
Opportunities to become inquisitive and passionate about their learning
The knowledge, skills and opportunities to widen their horizons, so that they are ready for the next stage in their learning and have aspiration for themselves
As a staff team, we are on an exciting journey to ‘decolonise’ our curriculum and deconstruct systemic racism by critically interrogating the actions of our predecessors, and how the past has shaped the events and challenges faced by people abroad and in the UK. Through our curriculum we celebrate perspectives throughout world history, particularly in relation to ethnic groups within our school community. We want all children to know, feel and believe that their heritage is equally valued and that they have the right to achieve success in life.
Our curriculum aims to address the various losses that our children have suffered due to COVID. These are addressed in all subject areas through a variety of strategic approaches. In addition to this, additional interventions have been put in place to support identified children with their learning and SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) needs.
We hope you will take the time to visit our special school.
If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals and
you are in receipt of any of the following benefits listed below
please contact Lynton House on 0208554 5000.
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income-related Employment and support allowance
Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Services)
under part 6 of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an
annual income of no more than £16,190
Working Tax Credit run-on
Free School Meals Eligibility
Times table Rockstars
It is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.