Welcome to 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.
About the school
We are a one form entry primary school in the Lye area of Stourbridge, with 222 children on roll including Nursery. I hope that you will find our website interesting, and informative.
Our children are helped to develop in their learning and their readiness for the future by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff. We also develop the children's understanding of the world around them; their care and respect for others; their emotional well-being and their knowledge that they are unique and valued as individuals.
Children have an important role to play in our school's life: we have an active School Council. They help to make decisions, including interviewing potential members of staff, and are genuinely listened to. Our Y6 play area was designed by children, who also wrote the bid for funding and invited the Mayor along to open it formally.
We believe that our nurturing ethos helps our children to learn and to grow in confidence, so that they can become the best they can.
If you would like to know more, have an explore of our website, or call Ms Laight in the school office to arrange a visit.
Ms Alice Middleton
National School Breakfast Programme
Our School has joined the government's National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.
As a NSBP school we are pleased to offer a healthy breakfast, available to all, and enjoy the benefits that brings, with children settled and ready to learn at the start of the school day. We will offer healthy breakfast bagels free to all children from Nursery through to Year 6, and we would welcome your child to join us for a great start to the day. Our breakfast starts on Tuesday 7th May until March 2020 and will be held in each class every day before registration. An allergy & ingredients list is available in class.