The Ferrars Academy School Prospectus

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for your interest in The Ferrars Academy.

On behalf of our school community, I would like to welcome you to our very happy and friendly school. Our prospectus is designed to give you a flavour of life at the Academy. Choosing your child’s school is a very difficult decision, we would like to extend a warm welcome and invite you to visit us in person as this is the best way to find out about our school. Alternatively visit our website at your leisure.

Starting school or nursery is often a young child’s first steps away from the family environment and we are very aware of the responsibility of our task. At Ferrars we are very fortunate to have a dedicated and talented team of staff and governors who are all committed to providing your child with rich learning experiences. We have modern facilities which enhance the opportunities we offer the children and we also provide a wide range of enrichment activities. Being a school that solely caters for children in their early years of education, we feel that we are particularly able to focus on the specific needs of these vitally important years.

At The Ferrars Academy, we aim to do the very best for your child. We work hard to provide the environment, help, resources, discipline and opportunities that will enable your child to fulfil both your hopes and their potential. We believe that a child’s success in education comes from a partnership between home and school and we look forward to working with you in a spirit of respect and co-operation throughout your child’s time here. 

Admissions

If you are considering sending your child to The Ferrars Academy we encourage you to visit the school to see how happy and vibrant it is. If you would like an opportunity to visit us, please telephone or email the school to arrange a visit. Alternatively feel free to make a visit on one of our ‘Open Days’.

If your child is of nursery age you can apply direct to the school. If your child is of school age and you make the decision to apply for a place here at The Ferrars Academy, you will need to apply to the Local Authority Admissions Team. They will then work with us to secure your child a place as soon as possible. We are a very popular school which has limited availability for mid-year admissions. Waiting lists are managed by the Local Authority Admissions Team.

The school day

The school day begins at 8:45am

The school day in Reception ends at 3:10pm

The school day for Key Stage 1 ends at 3:15pm

Staff are always available to see you briefly at the end of the day to deal with queries.

About our Academy

The Ferrars Academy is a vibrant and inclusive setting situated within the Lewsey Park community. At Ferrars we work together to offer a safe and nurturing environment, in which all children can ‘learn and grow together’.

Our creative and engaging approach to teaching ensures that all children are keen to participate in the school day! Facilities such as our modern ICT Suite, Design and Technology room and pond area also help to guarantee that lessons are varied and stimulating.

Within our school we promote a culture of mutual respect; our pupils are valued as individuals and this encourages a positive and happy atmosphere. This is a philosophy that we hope that our children carry with them into the wider community.

It is our core principle that learning should be meaningful and relevant to the child. As such we offer our pupils the chance to enjoy many educational visits and to participate in inspiring workshops, themed days and weeks, such as: Healthy Living Week, Science Week, World Book Day and No Pens Day.

We believe greatly in celebrating the achievements of our pupils, and we ensure that all children have opportunities to enjoy success. We take pleasure in the chance to share these successes with parents, carers and friends during celebration assemblies and through our famous Ferrars productions!

At Ferrars, we have an enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff who are committed to raising the already high standards in teaching and learning, across the school. We believe that in order to do this it is necessary for a school to work in close partnership with families and with the wider community.

We are fortunate to have a very dedicated Family Support Team. They run a number of interesting courses and support groups based on parents and pupil needs. They are always on hand with a listening ear, and a cup of tea!

At Ferrars we do not overlook the importance of helping children to develop positive social skills. We aim to provide opportunities for co-operative work and play throughout the school day as well as during our extra-curricular clubs. We run a diverse range of clubs throughout the academic year, including: art, ICT, gardening, music, drama, cookery and a variety of sports clubs; so there really is something for everyone!

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