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About Our School

Buckton Vale Primary School opened in its present building in January 1970. It is set in attractive countryside, surrounded by hills.

It is situated in the village of Carrbrook which is designated a conservation area. The premises are traditional in design. There are eleven classrooms and a central, multipurpose hall. Cloakrooms are part of a shared resource area, which include a small bay. The bay areas are used as library or work areas. The covered quad now houses our computer suite.

The organisation in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (4-7 years) is within five classes and includes mixed age classes. This is due to current legislation, which limits classes to 30 and an annual admission number of 45.

Key Stage 2 (7-11 years) is within five classes which also include mixed age classes.

Teaching Staff
There are ten full time and two part time teachers who are responsible for the organisation of the curriculum within their classrooms. Our other part-time teacher supports the teaching programmes within the school, providing some non-contact and professional development time for staff.

Our staff are experienced teachers who have considerable skills and expertise to offer.

There is a team of eight teaching assistants, whose role is to support all the pupils throughout the school.

There are three qualified First Aiders on the staff.

All our staff have the welfare and development of our children at heart and welcome parents into school. Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any worries or problems about your child.

School Hours
School commences at 8.55 a.m. each day.

Morning Break:
Key Stage 1 - 10:25 a.m. until 10:40 a.m.
Key Stage 2 - 10:45 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Lunchtime:
EYFS - 11:30am until 12.30 p.m.
Key Stage 1 - 11:45am until 12:45pm
Key Stage 2 - 12:30pm until 1:30pm

Afternoon Break:
Key Stage 1 - 2:15p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

All children finish school at 3.15 p.m.

Teaching time 24 hours per week for Junior children and 22.75 hours per week for Infant children.

In the interests of safety, children should not arrive at school before 8.40 a.m.

The doors are opened at 8.55 a.m. when pupils may come in.

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