Steeple Claydon School and Pre-school
Giving Every Child the Chance to Shine
Welcome to our school
Every day is an Open Day – call us and arrange a visit or look out for our next scheduled Open Morning.
For more information about Admissions click here
Reading at Steeple Claydon School
Before and After School Clubs
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Headteacher: Mrs Christine Richards
Interim Headteacher Mrs Justine Dudley
Interim Deputy Headteacher Mrs Theresa Wheeldon
Senco: Mrs Clare Locker
For all other staff information and a guide to who’s who please click here
Rated ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED in May 2022, our school is in a semi-rural setting at the heart of the Claydons, within easy reach of Buckingham and the surrounding villages. We have approximately 170 pupils ranging from 4 to 11 years old. We are also proud to run a thriving preschool onsite for children from 2 and a half years old.
Steeple Claydon Pre-school provides care and education for children from 2½ to 5 years of age (Places for 2 year olds available where meeting the Government funding criteria). Funding is available for all children from the term after their third birthday. Our pre-school is popular and we do often have a waiting list for places so please contact us early to ensure that we can offer you the childcare you need.
If you wish to join our waiting list for January 2024 and beyond, please click here
Reception is the first experience of school for children starting their journey with us.
Key Stage 1 is for ages 5 to 7 – Years 1 and 2. Key milestones in Key Stage 1 are:
5 to 6 – Year 1 – KS1 – Phonics screening check
6 to 7 – Year 2- KS1 – National tests and teacher assessments in English, maths and science
Key Stage 2 is for 7 to 11 Year olds – Years 3 to 6.
7 to 8 – Year 3 – KS2
8 to 9 – Year 4 – KS2
9 to 10 – Year 5 – KS2
10 to 11 – Year 6 – KS2 National tests and teacher assessments in English and maths, and teacher assessments in science
Message from our Head teacher
Here at Steeple Claydon School and Pre-school, our pupils are welcoming, well behaved and enthusiastic – they are all ‘Steeple Stars!’ We take pride in ensuring we provide them with a rich, creative and engaging learning journey from pre-school to year 6. We want our pupils to achieve highly; not only academically but also socially, emotionally, creatively and physically, as well as in the skills of being a lifelong learner.
Underpinning all of this is our commitment to ensure that our ‘Steeple Stars’ leave us with the values that will enable them to live successfully in society and prepare them to be positive, active citizens within their local, national and global communities.
Of course, we are only a part of your child’s life and so we are very keen to work closely with parents, families and the wider Steeple Claydon community to ensure every child’s needs are fully catered for and their potential is realised.
Please get in touch if you would like to come and visit. We would be happy to show you round the school when it is ‘in action’ so you can fully appreciate the wonderful things that happen here!
If you have any feedback on the presentation, usefulness and accessibility of the information here, please don’t hesitate to contact us. I hope this website gives you an indication of the welcoming, vibrant, hardworking school we are and the high standards we strive to maintain.
Mrs Christine Richards
Steeple Claydon School
Meadoway, Bucks, MK18 2PA
M-F: 8.40am – 3.20pm
Our Head teacher
” It is a privilege and an honour to be the headteacher at Steeple Claydon School. On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to our school website and thank you for your interest.“
Mrs Christine Richards
Steeple Claydon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Clare Locker, who can be contacted by telephoning the school on 01296 738132 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a paper copy of any information on the school’s website please telephone the office on 01296 738132 or email email@example.com
High standard of attainment and progress for all children.
Highly effective teachers and support staff.
Strong and inspirational leadership.
Theme based curriculum
Modern Foreign Languages in KS2
Specialist PE and Music teaching/tuition
Forest School on site
Extensive range of after school clubs
Successful track record in Sport
Wrap around care from 8am to 6pm
30 hours Nursery provision a week
Large grounds and field
Spacious well resourced library
Our peer-elected Junior Leadership Team (school council) are involved in the development and progression of the school.
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