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Headteacher's welcome

Gipsy Hill

Welcome to Fenstanton Primary School.  We are a thriving three form entry school offering provision for pupils aged 3-11 from a richly diverse community. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality provision in a safe and engaging learning environment.  Our children are immensely proud of our school and their achievements. 

We offer a stimulating creative curriculum, delivered by exceptional practitioners, to develop a genuine thirst for knowledge as well as securing those basic skills on which the pupils can continue to develop and apply in later life.  We have also received the Basic Skills award recognising the wide range of provision across the school to embed basic skills in maths and literacy.   We foster in our children a deep sense of purpose, constantly giving them the opportunities to explore how their learning will apply to their adult working lives.  In turn, we raise pupils’ aspirations allowing them to see difficulties as challenges that they can overcome and offer opportunities for them to develop a love and appreciation of the arts in its various forms.  We are a future thinking school recognising the need to develop enquiring minds and the influence that science will have on improving our local and global communities, as such, we have invested heavily to develop our science provision and as a result received the Gold Science Quality Mark.

"The atmosphere in school is highly positive. Pupils work hard on their own or in groups and in pairs." March 2013 Ofsted report

Fenstanton Primary is a nurturing school and we are proactive in removing any barriers that have the potential to hinder our pupils’ progress as such our children make exceptional progress. We have a good home and school partnership, demonstrated by the positive feedback we receive and the progress of our children. Achieving the Inclusion Quality mark is testament to our unwavering commitment to ensuring all children receive the best education possible regardless of their abilities or starting points.  We are committed to developing moral purpose and actively promote everything we do in the values of respect, honesty, integrity and responsibility in our pupils, in order to prepare them for life beyond our school gates.

Fenstanton Primary School has been on a journey of rapid improvement over the last 3 years moving from special measures to good within one year of joining the Gipsy Hill Federation leading school improvement.  Although we have been graded as good by Ofsted, we are keen to be judged as outstanding.  Our continued partnership with our parents and carers will secure this judgement.

Mrs M Bennett
Headteacher

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  • Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

    Year 5 Residential Trip 2017 Day 1 What a fantastic start to our trip! The coach journey was excellent and it was a real adventure to be in a coach, on a train whilst under the sea! Our teachers were so well organised that we were able to take advantage of an earlier train which meant we could have more time in France. We arrived in Boulogne and were thrilled to be able to get off the coach and stretch our legs. Once off the coach, we went to an adventure playground to have our lunch and a play before attending The Nausica Sea Life Centre. The Sea Life Centre was absolutely amazing. We saw all sorts of wonderful creatures including sea horses, sharks, jelly fish and even a dancing seal that AJ named Jeff. Our adults were really impressed with us because the staff within the Sea life Centre were commenting on how well behaved we were and the kind manners we showed. After all of the excitement we were secretly happy to be heading towards our final destination. When the coach pulled up outside our accommodation, the bus erupted with a loud roar of "yay", "wow", "look at our mansion!". After dinner, we had a range of exciting evening activities. Our group did climbing. We enjoyed cheering each other on and challenging each other to reach past our highest climbing point. Written by Glenbrook and Fenstanton children in Group A. Day 2 On day two we went to visit Wellington Quarry in Arras. We went through the tunnel that the French, British and the Kiwis (aka the people from New Zealand) built. After we went to a famous battlefield and looked at the German and British trenches. We then went to The Vimy Ridge Memorial, learning about all the missing Canadian Soldiers. Later we went to a German cemetery and looked at the differences between the German soldier cemetery and the typical soldier cemetery. The difference is that the German soldiers cross had to be grey because of the guilt of starting the war and causing so much pain. Written by Oren & Niyah Y5 Hummingbird Class Day 3 We went to the picturesque city of Rouen, where we visited one of the many Notre Dame's in France. Notre Dame means ‘Our lady’. We visited the cathedral and looked and discussed it’s decorative appearance. We loved looking and learning about the stained glass windows and how they had to be carefully reconstructed after the city was bombed. In 1999 the cathedral’s spire fell and damaged the roof. Inside you could see where parts of the roof had to be replaced. In addition to the cathedral, we learned a lot about Joan of Arc. She believed that she received a message from God to lead the French to victory! Joan of Arc was involved in a famous part of history which is referred to as "The Hundred Years' War". At the young age of 19, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by the English. Later, we had an opportunity to buy some souvenirs to remember the special city of Rouen. Written by Anna-Nicole from Y5 Chaffinch Class, Glenbrook and Shanai from Y5 Kestrel Class, Fenstanton

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