About Mayfield Primary School
Mayfield Primary School is a happy and caring school.
All members of our community, children, parents, governors and staff, work together to create a harmonious and stimulating learning environment in which the needs of all of our children our met. We stand by our motto: "Striving Together for a Brighter Future" for all our children.
Mayfield Primary is a 2FE primary school with the capacity to take 420 children. We have a wonderful Nursery that offers a mixture of 15 hours and 30 hours provision for children a month after their third birthday. Wrap around care means that children can be cared for from 7.45 am until 5.45 pm through our partners, Sunrise Kids Club (SKC).
We moved into an amazing new school in September 2018 boasting new technologies and a variety of rooms that enable us to deliver an exciting curriculum! The building itself is wonderful, and through careful planning, includes two living roofs, solar panels and an excellent ventilation system that responds to internal temperatures. Our library is a favourite place for many children to curl up on the soft seating and get lost in a book; our Cooking Cabin is well used after school as well as during the day and a range of savoury and sweet dishes are created and baked by the children. The Hub is a "grown-up" seating and learning area for our year 5 and 6 children and the Studio lights up in a kaleidoscope of colour when the sun pours through the windows - a place where music, singing, dance and drama all take place. In addition we have a Double Decker Learning Bus that is used as additional learning space!
Our playground is enormous and covers two tiers so we can play outside and have learning such as PE taking place at the same time in perfect safety!
We have put as much thought into our playground development as we did the internal learning space. We have created areas of calm, creativity and activity. In our grounds we have a Nature garden where children can explore creatures in their natural habitat, we have created an outdoor reading garden with tee-pees and hobbit holes - small spaces to curl up with a book, a quiet area for chess lovers and those that like to draw. We have an area where children can top up their fitness skills using our multi-gym equipment, a stage area to be as creative as you like using the props and hats to support the performance, a vegetable garden where we grow courgettes, tomatoes, herbs and potatoes - all of which are cooked, tasted and devoured by the children, a track where children whizz around on the school scooters, and there are spaces to run, jump and skip, to throw and spin the diablo, to walk on stilts, twirl ribbons and flower sticks, race on pedlos, blow bubbles, play stack-a-cups, football, basketball, hula and play table tennis.....Mayfield is a magical place to learn and play.
Our curriculum is exciting and interesting; it builds on our community strengths celebrating unity and diversity and the richness this provides to our school. Our curriculum is planned to provide experiences that inspire and motivate children to learn through collaboration, individual pursuits and the exploration of our immediate area.
Classes are named after trees, Darwin - our unique emblem - designed by an ex-Mayfield pupil who is now a graphic designer - and named by the children - captures the spirit of Mayfield in his name - an Old English name that means "Dear Friend."
Split into four key phases, our senior leaders ensure that the delivered curriculum reflects our values and our Mayfield intent.
Early Years - Nursery and Reception (Apple, Pear and Plum classes)
Key Stage 1 - Year 1 and 2 - (Holly, Birch, Maple and Willow classes)
Lower Key Stage 2 - Year 3 and 4 - (Yew, Hazel, Juniper and Elm classes)
Upper Key Stage 2 - Year 5 and 6 - (Beech, Aspen, Ash and Oak classes)
Mayfield aims to provide a happy, secure environment where all children can enjoy learning and achieve their full potential.
We are committed to ensuring that all children have access to all curriculum experiences irrespective of race, gender, class or ability. We are committed to safeguarding all children and take our role very seriously. We have a legal and moral responsibility to follow up any safeguarding concerns. We have robust systems in place to protect all children and follow these rigorously. Our Children Protection and Safeguarding policies are published on the website and are available on request from the school office. We do follow up on any concerns of a safeguarding nature. If you have any concerns of a safeguarding nature please report them to the Designated Teacher for Child Protection, Joanna Jordan (Head), and in her absence, Ellie Brown (Deputy Head), Marianne Patel (Assistant Head), Damien Ratchford (Assistant Head) or Claire Thomas (Inclusion Leader).
We aim to:
- Provide a safe and secure learning environment in which children are encouraged to respect themselves and others. This includes learning to respect and apply religious and moral values.
- Raise the self-esteem of all pupils and open doorways to learning.
- Work in partnership with Governors, parents and the wider community to ensure effective learning opportunities are accessed for all pupils.
- Help pupils to develop self-discipline and self-reliance.
- Help pupils to grow in independence.
- Help pupils become responsible, honest, trustworthy and reliable citizens.
- Help pupils develop lively and enquiring minds and to listen and argue rationally.
- Help pupils acquire a sense of respect for other people and property both in school and in the wider community.
- Encourage individual talents and creativity and to offer opportunities for the whole school to share these experiences.
- Encourage pupils to develop an active interest in caring for and appreciating their local and wider environment and the world.
- Help pupils acquire knowledge and skills relevant to future adult life and employment in an ever-changing world.