The nursery is safely tucked away within the Shipston-on-Stour Rugby Club grounds, surrounded by beautiful open countryside.
There is ample parking.
When Greenfields originally opened its doors, the nursery was very much based on using the Montessori method of teaching.
However, over the years, Lesley and the team has recognised the need to adapt this technique to incorporate the modern day teaching expectations of a nursery school.They are constantly updating & adding to the curriculum ensuring a safe, stimulating & caring environment, where physical, emotional & social skills can all be developed.
Outdoor play is a vital part of Greenfields philosophy, & the nursery is fortunate enough to have 2 safe & secure play areas, one being recently totally refurbished to include a trickling stream, jungle hut with rope bridges, a play house with curtains & window boxes, as well as sand pit & sensory play equipment.
The children also benefit from access to a large gently sloping grassy meadow, & the use of an entire rugby pitch for larger outdoor play activities.
This is a unique school not least because of our small size, our attractive rural setting, our high expectations and, most importantly, our very student-centred ethos. Without question our students are our best advertisement. As our visitors frequently comment, they are confident, articulate, highly motivated, hard-working, friendly and exceptionally well behaved. Unsurprisingly, in our recent Ofsted inspection our students were again described as “outstanding” and their behaviour as “exemplary”.
Alongside them we are lucky to have a highly qualified and extremely committed team of staff. One thing all visitors remark on is the enthusiasm and passion for learning they observe from both students and staff in the school. As a result our students are exceptionally successful as can be seen in the number of top national awards and accolades the school has received for their achievement.
Shipston-on-Stour Primary School is a happy and thriving place, where children and adults work and flourish together in a rewarding atmosphere, underpinned by enthusiasm, encouragement and high expectations. We work hard to achieve success and are fully committed to the development of every child in partnership with parents and carers and the community.
Our school is a learning school – everybody involved in the life of the school is an active learner. The team at Shipston Primary is totally committed to providing our children with the very best education possible, where everyone feels valued, safe and happy to learn. We believe in a rich and diverse education that offers a wonderland of opportunities and experiences that instill a lifelong love of learning.