Hello and a very warm welcome to Rackham (CE) Primary School.
Our website is designed to give you a flavour of our school but we invite you to visit to find out much more. We have a thoughtfully designed learning environment that engages all children in their learning, as seen in their good behaviour around school.
We serve the community of Witchford and outlying villages. A 1.5 form entry school with a distinctive Christian ethos, we are fully inclusive and welcome all children and their families.
The team at Rackham support every child to develop a love of learning through achievement no matter their starting point. The curriculum design is bespoke and 'Curious' and it promotes enquiry led learning and independent thinking through cross curricular linking of subjects. We engage and motivate children to learn through a variety of approaches and opportunities. We also value the importance of 'free play' to ensure children have the time and space to consolidate their learning and social skills. A range of after school activities provide opportunities to try new things and follow interests.
We have invested in our SEN and pastoral provision for children, and are fortunate to have a group of highly trained and skilled Teaching Assistants, who work alongside our Family Support worker to assist children in overcoming barriers to learning.
Starting school is an exciting time for both child and family. Your child, who is unique and precious to you, will be welcomed into Rackham with care, love and support. We are committed to ensuring that all children have a stimulating, challenging and fun learning experience. We help them to develop the skills they need to be the best they possibly can in a rapidly changing world. Rackham's pupils are supported in developing a moral and spiritual awareness of the society to which we all belong, a community in which we have not only rights but responsibilities.
We aim to inspire all children to see learning as a journey, a route to experiencing enjoyment and fulfilment. We want them to develop a love of learning, to feel passionate about discovering new things and to have real ownership of the outcomes of their learning.
Our school is a place where everyone is included and valued. We believe that every child has a voice and should always be listened to. We are proud that our children enjoy coming to school and that they know their education and care are at the centre of everything they do.
With a focus on excellence, creative thinking and challenge, we nurture and celebrate individual talents and interests, emphasising high expectations and the importance of always trying one’s best in every situation. Our Christian values underpin our approach and provide our children with a clear understanding of how to become lifelong learners – something we are passionate to instil.
Please contact our Office to arrange a visit, we look forward to meeting you!
Bridget Harrison I Headteacher