Macaulay Church of England Primary School
Victoria Rise, Clapham, SW4 0NU
Victoria Rise, Clapham, SW4 0NU
Macaulay School is a one form entry Church of England Primary School and nursery, close to Clapham Common. Established in 1648, our linked church is Holy Trinity Clapham.
Being a small school we build strong relationships. Each of us bring our own skills, abilities, gifts and talents to the school community and we aim to celebrate and encourage those things that make each child unique. Alongside high academic standards we provide a range of creative, sporting and musical opportunities allowing children the chance to develop their interests and abilities so that throughout their time at Macaulay each child has the opportunity to discover what they enjoy and what they do well.
Our strong Christian ethos nurtures well rounded children who are prepared for the secondary schools they move onto, equipped to participate in their communities as responsible, inquiring, motivated and disciplined young people.
Holmewood Nursery school is situated in Central Lambeth, off Brixton Hill. The school is located in a densely populated area of contrasting households in terms of culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
Holmewood provides education for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), with 95 full time equivalent places in the main nursery (2 - 4 year olds) and 12 full time equivalent places in the two year old provision. The school's intake is very culturally diverse with a high percentage of children from mixed, or Black-British / Caribbean / African backgrounds. Nearly half of the children speak English as an additional language, with many at the early stages of learning English.
Holmewood is federated with Maytree and Triangle Nursery Schools. As a Federated Nursery School, Holmewood is led by an Executive Head Teacher, Head of School and teachers working with other qualified early years practitioners. Holmewood offers highly inclusive education with qualified and caring staff. It has rich and varied indoor and outdoor learning environments that allow children to play and be active in developing and acquiring new skills and knowledge; children are well motivated and are thoroughly absorbed in their learning.
They are encouraged to experiment and explore and children are very well challenged to enable them to take risks safely and develop their own problem solving skills. Outdoor learning is supported through the Natural Thinkers curriculum and an extensive allotment.
Each child is allocated a Key Person, one of our skilled early years educators or teachers. They get to know the children in their group very well and work in collaboration with their parents. Teachers and practitioners support, encourage and facilitate learning opportunities so that children are happy, confident and independent learners.
All teachers and practitioners have a thorough understanding of children’s early learning and development and the early years foundation stage and understand the importance of working together with parents and other professionals.
At Holmewood, we believe in investing in professional development and bespoke training to meet individual needs so that all teachers and practitioners feel motivated and committed to the continuing success of the school.
Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school office.
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