Introduction from our Headteacher Mrs Denise Burrell.
Welcome to Ickworth Park Primary School. The school has served Horringer and surrounding villages since 1990 when many of the smaller village schools were closed and our present building was opened. The school has been a full Primary School since September 2016 following the Suffolk Schools Reorganisation, we cater for children from 4-11 years old. We have a strong and experienced team of professionals who work together to make Ickworth a caring school where every child is welcomed and valued.
We believe that every child is unique and we strive to ensure that each child’s strengths are nurtured in order that they are successful not only whilst they are at Ickworth Park but right through their lives. We pride ourselves in the strong partnership we have with our families, we know that by working together we can achieve the very best for your child. We recognise the importance of this partnership when we meet with you and your child twice a year to discuss their progress and future development targets. We share the belief that skills in Literacy and Maths are key to success and our curriculum reflects this.
School isn’t just about Literacy and Maths and at Ickworth we provide many other opportunities to broaden children’s perspective. We have strong links with Ickworth House, the national Trust property in our village. We are fortunate to have access to a large allotment and poly tunnel where we grow many different fruits, vegetables and flowers. During the year the children all get the opportunity to work on the allotment developing their knowledge of where our food comes from. The food produced is served in our school at lunchtimes, it is also served at Ickworth House Hotel. We are justifiably proud of our Gold Food for Life Award. Our school meals are of a very high standard and offer a wide range of foods for children to enjoy.
We also provide music tuition to every child in our school. In the early Years and KS1 children have the chance to find out about simple percussion and understand tone, pitch, beat and rhythm. In KS2 every child learns a musical instrument each year. This tuition is provided free for all children by experienced music teachers. In addition we offer an ever changing variety of after school clubs where children get a chance to try sports and fitness activities, learn cooking skills and become film critics and makers. Our Early Birds and Night Owls clubs ensure that children are looked after from 8.00 a.m. to 5.45.p.m. for parents who require a wrap-around care service.
We have a very active PTA who organise a variety of fun fundraisers throughout the year, everyone is welcome to come along and support either by helping out or by attending an event. The PTA has supported the school with buying books for the library and more recently with a playground refurbishment project.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. If you would like an appointment to visit the school please telephone the school office. We look forward to meeting you.
D. A. Burrell