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 re-organisation, we cater for children from 4 -11 years old. We have a strong and experienced team of professionals who work together to make Ickworth Park 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 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 links with Ickworth House, the National Trust property in our village. In 2017 we achieved a Gold Artsmark Award, we are hoping to renew that this year. Since then Mrs Hunt has been appointed a Cultural and Arts Leader in Schools and Academies. (CALSA). Every year we have an Arts week where children are exposed to a variety of Arts media in the form of performances in school that they both watch and participate in. Recently we have developed links with the National Theatre and every other year our children perform at the O2 with Young Voices. All of these things were noted and commented upon favourably in our Good Ofsted judgement in June 2019.
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. 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 promote Health & Wellbeing for every member of our school community. We have 3 trained ELSA's (Emotional, Literacy, Support Assistant's) who work with children to support a variety of mental health and wellbeing issues.
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 our school library 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