Learning Environment

The Reception class enjoys access to outdoor play areas all year round.

We are lucky to have a number of small group rooms which will be used for a variety of teaching and learning opportunities including peripatetic music teaching.

We are committed to outdoor learning and will develop the Castle Mead School grounds to include areas for story telling, forest schools, wildlife areas, trim (agility) trail, pond, fruit and vegetable gardens, chickens and polytunnels. The Friends of Castle Mead will support the school in to develop playtime and outdoor learning opportunities for the children.

Castle Mead School will have a green transport policy. Around our site there are designated foot and cycle paths. To support children who cycle, scoot or walk to school there will be bike and scooter racks and shelters for waiting parents. We do require that children dismount before entering the school grounds.

We recognise that some families live a significant distance from school, or need to drop off on the way to work. We ask that you consider car-sharing or plan to ‘ride and stride’ from a distance away. We hope to provide a safe drop off point.

Please DO NOT EVER obstruct the school gates as it is imperative that emergency vehicles can access the site at all times.

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