Welcome to Calmore Infant School.

If your child is due to start school in September 2022 then you will probably want to visit the school to see how we work. We have a number of open mornings for you to see us in action. They are on 7th October, 13th October, 21st October and 4th November. Contact our school office on 02380 865994 or email [email protected] for more information and to book your place on a tour.

Ofsted 2018
“Pupils achieve highly”
“Staff are exceptionally positive”
Children say “They enjoy learning and thinking hard”
We are proud to hold the Marjorie Boxall Quality Nurture Award and HCC Gold Standard KS1 Sport Award

A warm welcome to our website from the staff, children, Governors, Friends of Calmore Infant School!

I am proud to be the Headteacher of Calmore Infant School, a friendly and welcoming 2 form entry Infant School. Our committed team together make sure that all children in our school are happy, safe and well supported. We are very caring and nurturing and as a school, will always go the extra mile for our children, making sure that their time with us is positive, inspiring and yet still challenging. We have an award winning nurture group to support children as well as a school ELSA (emotional literacy support assistant).

We have dedicated outdoor areas for all year groups to provide learning opportunities outside the classroom. Our school grounds are extensive with a woodland area, field and large playground. These are often used for our ‘Welly walks’ where we observe the changes in seasons and work outdoors regardless of the weather! We are not phased by being outside in the British weather.

We want every child to be challenged, nurtured and to try new experiences. We spend time thinking about our school learning heroes which help us to think about the way in which we learn. We acknowledge that learning is hard at times and reflect upon any ‘muddles’ we make to help us to think about our future learning. We want our children to achieve both academically and socially. Our aim is for all the children to be lifelong learners and to continue to access new opportunities and experiences. We celebrate and embrace our differences and similarities, valuing each member of our school community as an individual.

Our mascot is Milly the school Rocking horse who stands in the entrance hall. For some of our parents Milly is a reminder of their time in the school! We value the support of our parents and we aim to work in partnership to achieve the best from any child being at our school. The school is fortunate to have a very active Friends Association to help raise money for different resources in school. We also have the Caterpillar Pre-school on site. Many of our working parents use the breakfast club provided at the Junior School and the Flamingo after school club in our school.

We are proud of our school and our children’s achievements and we hope you enjoy looking through our website, and finding out about us. If you have any queries or if you wish to visit please contact the school office and we will be happy to help.

I look forward to welcoming you to Calmore Infant School

Sarah Willes

Headteacher

“My son has settled in so well, thanks to the amazing staff making it feel like a home from home for him” Year R parent

“It has been a fantastic and positive experience for my daughter. She speaks very fondly of her teachers and head teacher.” Year R parent

“She love coming to school and seeing the teachers and her frineds. The teachers make learning that bit easier for her.” Year R parent

“We have had an excellent professional relationship to support my son.” Year R parent

“I have a very happy child who enjoys their school. Thank you for that.” Year R parent

“My child couldn’t be happier with her school.” Year R parent

“My child loves coming to school and she loves her teachers.” Year 1 parent

“I have found the teachers to be very helpful and very kind teachers.” Year 1 parent

“My child loves going to Calmore Infant School. You are warm friendly and professional keep it up.” Year 1 parent

“As a family we love this school. The staff are all lovely and approachable and our children have always been happy here.” Year 1 parent

“My son settled very well from year R and loves coming to school.” Year 1 parent

“My daughter loves school. She really enjoys learning and is always wanting to improve” Year 2 parent

“We have have had an amazing Infant school year. I am so impressed with the school and have been since we first looked around when our children started.” Year 2 parent

“The staff are kind and helpful and helped my daughter catch up with her reading.” Year 2 parent

Parent Questionnaires June 2019.

Three Billy Goats Gruff, performed by the staff to celebrate World Book Day.