On behalf of the school community welcome to the Smannell and Enham website. We hope that you will be able to find all sorts of information about our school.
Our school is a very special place made up of many groups including fantastic staff, supportive parents and hard working governors. However, we believe that the most important group is the children. Within these pages you should be able to see what their learning looks like at Smannell and Enham, whether it is in classes or clubs.
All schools would say that they are special places, we think we've really captured some of unique features in our ethos. We're not the only people who say this, have a look at some of the things people say about our school further down this page. Our ethos is one of a nurturing family which covers everything about our school, it was certainly something that I noticed when I first came to visit, it is an area we have continued to try and grow. As a Church school everybody is valued as a unique creation. Our Christian values, 'Love, Courage & Reverence', really do underpin everything we do as well as how we live our lives.
Our school motto, "To love, to learn, to live...to leave a legacy" really represents all that we expect our children to be. As they move through our school, indeed as they move on in their lives, we anticipate that the learning we provide will enable them to take on challenges. We are purposefully trying to make their learning exciting and memorable. We think we are possibly the only school to have our own CIRCUS skills! These are a set of learning attributes we seek to instill in our learners that we believe will enable them to flourish in school and beyond.
Our school is a safe place for all of our learners. We have two trained Designated Safeguarding Leaders, Mr Shaw and Ms Davis. All of our staff and governors take part in regular safeguarding update training. Two of our school leaders have also undertaken Prevent training which they have disseminated to all staff.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Our school was founded in 1873. The original listed building, of brick and flint construction, houses our offices, staffroom as well as a classroom known as the 'Old School Room'. This area was completely refurbished several years ago giving it a modern appearance.
All of our children learn in modern purposeful classrooms. Swallows, Kingfishers and Puffins inhabit the newest rooms. Each of these, built within the last decade, has access to outside areas. Robins Class has their own spacious secure outdoor area where there is always amazing learning taking place. We are lucky enough to have a learning support room known as the 'Swan's Nest' which was built as part of the last extension to the school.
Our hall is at the centre of our school. We gather in here for worship as well as PE and to eat, school meals are cooked on site. Our school library is situated in a modern extension to the school.
One area that sometimes surprises visitors is our large school field which is tucked away at the rear of the school. Safe, secure and surrounded by mature trees we are able to use it for a wide range of sports as well as environmental learning.
More information about the history of the school, our buildings, grounds and facilities, the curriculum we offer and a whole host of other useful things can be found in the school prospectus.