A warm welcome to North Crawley CE School website.
I am delighted to be Executive Headteacher of the Village Schools Federation of North Crawley CE, Sherington CE, Stoke Goldington CE, Newton Blossomville CE, St Andrews CE and Emberton schools. Our collaborative partnership and strong links enable our pupils to have enriched learning opportunities through the sharing of staff expertise, joint activities (such as trips, sports days, celebrations) and collaborative practises across the six schools. We federated in December 2017 after many years in partnership with Stoke Goldington CE School. I took on the Headship in January 2018 and from September 2018 we welcome our Executive Deputy Headteacher, Mrs M Younger.
The Village Schools Federation has one Governing Board who are passionate about the special and unique opportunities that small village schools, like North Crawley, offer pupils. The Governor's passion led to the federation in order to secure the future of local village schools and sustain the opportunities for individualised learning in small classes with high adult:pupil ratios, and an enriched curriculum that uses the local community, local environment and pupils experiences and interests alongside the National curriculum. I have taught, and more recently been Deputy and Head, of village schools for the past 12 years, I attended a village school myself and am passionate about leading North Crawley on it's continuous Outstanding journey.
North Crawley CE School is situated in the village of North Crawley on the edge of Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire. It is close to the historic towns of Newtport Pagnell and Olney. It is surrounded by farmland and is down the lane from the local church. We use the large school grounds with vegetable patches, climbing frame and outdoor stage as an extended classroom. North Crawley pupil's are very happy, love school and are caring towards each other and their community. The pupils are taught and nurtured by a team of dedicated staff who are committed to inclusive practises and safeguarding. The school benefits from the close partnerships with parents and carers, the local community and the local nursery, Wellies. We pride ourselves on our Christian ethos and Christian values which underpin daily life. Teaching at North Crawley CE School is a privilege, learning is a joy, and as one parent commented 'This has just beenthe best start to school life for our daughter, thank you.'.
If you would like to visit us and see us in action, please call the office and arrange a time, you will be most welcome.
We are one, we are strongest working together in unity. Teamwork is the key to living life in harmony, so that we can do God's will. 1 Corinthians 12:14
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. Colossians 3:23
If you would like to know more about North Crawley CE School, please contact the office to arrange a visit on 01234 391282.