Head Teacher Welcome
A very warm welcome to Bramley Church of England (VA) Infant and Nursery School Website. I am very proud and privileged to be the Head Teacher of this wonderful Infant and Nursery school. Village children have been attending Bramley Infant School for over 150 years and we continue to foster a joy of learning which will last for a lifetime.
Bramley Church of England (VA) Infant and Nursery is a successful and popular school where everyone works hard to ensure that the children are safe, secure and part of a friendly and caring community. We want the children to be happy and excited about coming to school to learn and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide and exciting curriculum. The vision and values of our school are embedded across our curriculum and they ensure we are able to inspire and challenge all the children .
Children can begin with us as soon as they turn two by joining our nursery. Children can attend the Nursery and Pre-School for two morning sessions or up to five full days. The Nursery and Pre-School are housed in the main building but are a separate department with their own age appropriate facilities and playground.
We have a strong, experienced and dedicated team who are passionate about working with children in order to help them achieve their best. We have a qualified, full time teacher in the Pre-School and an experienced room leader in the Nursery this ensures the children have quality first teaching from an early age which then enables them to learn and progress quickly when they join us in Reception and Key Stage 1.
Our school is very much a family school and we are supported and championed by the wider community. The parents are an integral part of the school; we know that children achieve their best when school and families work effectively together. Parents are welcome to come in and volunteer in the school, we have an open door policy at the end of the day when parents can talk to their child's class teacher and every Monday the school is open for parents to come and view their children's work and the school displays.
The parents support us in many different ways including running the school PTFA, which enables us to buy extras for the school. Class Reps organise Mum and Dad's nights out, we have PTFA quiz nights, dress up days, bake sales, lolly sales, sponsored reads, book week, golf days, fairs, a children's disco, Christmas Balls and a myriad of other things.
The children are welcomed by the community to ride on trailers to the bonfire field in the autumn term for the annual Bramley Bonfire and to ride on trailers to the village fete in the summer term. As a Church School we have strong links with Holy Trinity Church and hold our Remembrance service, Harvest Festival, Easter Service, Christingle Service and Leavers service at the church.
Forest School Sessions run every week with Mrs Archer, Year 1 have their sessions onsite and Year 2 use Mr Campbell's field. The children in the Pre-school and Nursery have outdoor learning sessions with Mrs Derrick. On a Tuesday afternoon the children take part in sewing, crafting, cookery, PSHE and Forest School sessions.
In Year 2 we are able to offer the children weekly free of charge swimming lessons courtesy of volunteers at St Catherine's School in Bramley village including Mrs Nina Deal. These sessions run all year round and the children have a fun splash session at the end of each term.
The school is part of a local group of Infant schools called COBWEBs, we link up with these schools for staff professional development during the year, we also work collaboratively with a range of Primary and Secondary schools, through the Cranfold Confederation.
Clubs run every evening after school to extend the school day for the children, we have football, sports stars, boogie pumps and we offer a free drop off facility for children between 8.30am and 8.40am.
We have close links with other schools in the area including St Catherine's Pre-Preparatory school and Gosden House.
Tours of the School
We hold open days throughout the year, when you can see us at work but if you would like to visit the school and have an individual tour at any other time please do make an appointment via the school office. We look forward to welcoming you.
Mrs Shona Taylor
Bramley Church of England Infant and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL) is Mrs Taylor, the Deputy DSL's are Miss Zwarts and Mrs Mounsey.