At Rufford Primary School and Nursery, we aim to provide a safe learning environment where children develop the skills to become responsible, articulate citizens of the 21st century, ready to move on to the next stage of their education. We want our children to be challenged by staff who understand their individual needs and strengths, and who have high expectations of all, including themselves. Our children should not be afraid to make mistakes, but be determined to learn from them; they should not be constrained by the curriculum, but encouraged to think independently and flourish, whatever their gifts may be. We celebrate the diversity of our local community, and encourage everyone to play their part in doing what is best for our children.
We believe in a curriculum of opportunity, and staff are currently reviewing and revising our curriculum to enable our children to experience life to its full. Reading is at the heart of all we do, and our aim is that every child will be able to read and understand text at an appropriate level for their age. We are determined that all children will have access to a broad curriculum; even in Year 6 when SATs are looming large. It is vital for our children to experience history, art, the outdoors and all other aspects of learning, not just reading, maths and writing. With that in mind, our Year 6 children continue to go to Forest School, cook, learn the guitar and paint right up to, and beyond, SATs week in May.
- Monday 25 October 2021 - Friday 29 October 2021 Half term
- Monday 8 November 2021 - 13:30 - 16:30 Parents' Evening for R, Y2, Y4, Y6
- Tuesday 9 November 2021 Parents' Evening for N, Y1, Y3, Y5
- Thursday 11 November 2021 Y5 Remembrance Assemly
- Friday 26 November 2021 INSET school closed to pupils
- Monday 20 December 2021 - Monday 3 January 2022 Christmas Holidays
- Tuesday 4 January 2022 INSET school closed to pupils
- Wednesday 5 January 2022 Children back in
- Monday 21 February 2022 - Friday 25 February 2022 Half Term
- Friday 18 March 2022 Red Nose Day
- Thursday 7 April 2022 - 09:15 - 09:45 Y4 Passover/Easter assembly
- Friday 8 April 2022 INSET school closed to pupils
- Monday 11 April 2022 - Friday 22 April 2022 Easter Holidays
- Monday 25 April 2022 Children return to school
- Friday 29 April 2022 Y1 Eid assembly
- Monday 2 May 2022 Bank Holiday
- Wednesday 4 May 2022
- Thursday 5 May 2022 Election Day - closed to pupils?
- Monday 30 May 2022 30/05/2022
- Monday 30 May 2022 - Saturday 4 June 2022 Half Term
- Friday 22 July 2022 - Sunday 4 September 2022 Summer Holidays