Surlingham Primary is a small and friendly primary school situated just five miles south of Norwich close to the River Yare. At present there are 65 children at the school, aged between four and eleven in three small classes. The main building, which houses two classes, is Victorian, and the school has recently has two new classrooms built in a similar style. The school is set in the heart of the village of Surlingham itself, and most of the children come from the village and from nearby Bramerton, although we have pupils coming to us from as far afield as Claxton, Rockland, Langley, Trowse, Poringland, Loddon and Norwich.
The grounds give plenty of opportunity to keep bodies active as well as minds and we are lucky that we have a very large field and inner playground, perfect for our sporting activities and popular outdoor learning lessons.
The school prides itself in knowing all the children well and making sure that each child is happy in their work and challenged to learn to their full potential. As a result the atmosphere in school is relaxed and positive, and contributes to the high level of attainment and standards of behaviour at the school.
We believe that providing a secure environment where children are listened to and contribute to the running of the school helps them develop into responsible adults. At Surlingham we have an active school council, which meets regularly and works hard to make life at school even better. We try and make every child’s experience of school enriching, and offer everyone the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and attend a sports club, as well as offering many after school activities, such as karate and art and craft so that we can begin to develop the many talents of our pupils.
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