Welcome to Scremerston First School
Scremerston First School is a small First School located in a beautiful area of North Northumberland. We are a friendly, welcoming school with a capacity of 90 children aged 4 – 9 years (published admission number 18). Set within Scremerston, a small village situated close to the A1 and just south of the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, the school provides attractive and exciting school grounds for the children to explore and enjoy.
Our last Ofsted report (March 2016, www.ofsted.gov.uk) was full of praise for our school.
warm, caring ethos of a school at the heart of its community.
distinctively welcoming ethos that actively encourages the community to take part in the work of the school.
Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the steady communication between home and school, and are particularly appreciative of how insightfully each child is known as an individual. Several parents would recommend this school 'unreservedly' and pupils are united in their opinion that their school is a safe and happy place.
Strong, positive links with parents, and the on-site pre-school, results in smooth transitions, confident, settled children and a shared understanding of the needs of children and families.
Phonics, the linking of sounds and letters, is a real strength of the teaching in the school. Teaching strategies in mathematics are supporting rapid acquisition of basic mathematical skills. Writing and mathematics have improved across key stages.
Behaviour is good throughout the school. Pupils are confident and happy, with all age groups playing co-operatively during well-supervised break times. They are proud of their school and value the extensive opportunities that the school affords them.
To find out more about our school and our community please have a look around this website. If you have any questions or would like to visit the school please contact us and Julia Bradbury (School Secretary) or Helen Harrison (Head Teacher) will be in touch with you. We are always happy to welcome visitors to our school. If you have a speech or hearing impairment you can also contact us by dialling 018001 01289 307536.
Data related to the school can be found in the Dept. for Education's School Performance Tables at www.education.gov.uk
SCHOOL UPDATES: JUNE - JULY 2016
WEEKLY TALK TOPIC SUBJECTS are on the 'For Parents - Parental Involvement' Page
FREE online reading books, games and activities are available through the Oxford Reading Tree site. Details of the site and Username and Password are on the 'For Parents - Parental Involvement' page.
OUR 'MATHS HELP VIDEO' features children showing how we solve addition calculations in school. Find it on this website in the KIDS ZONE - MATHS HELP.
Tuesday 7th. Whole school and Class photos.
Wed.8th - Friday 10th Year 4 Residential trip.
Thursday 9th. Year 3 trip to Countryside Day.
Tuesday 14th. All classes, football coaching.
Friday 17th. 3.15pm Sept'16 Reception children,
meeting for parents.
Tuesday 21st. pm. Queen's 90th. Birthday
celebration, all welcome.
Wednes. 22nd. Rugby team compete in finals at
Monday 27th. pm. Family picnic, Sports Day.
Thursday 30th. Berwick area Cricket Tournament.
Tuesday 5th. Football coaching provided by Berwick Rangers - all children.
Thursday 7th. Year 4 visit their Middle Schools.
4pm. Y3/4 Tag rugby on the Academy playing field
Friday 8th. Year 3 Hoopstarz Festival.
Monday 11th. School reports sent out.
Wednesday 13th. Football coaching provided by Newcastle United FC - Years 3 and 4.
Thursday 14th. Y3/4 French afternoon led by M. Virtue and Y8 students from Berwick Middle School.
Friday 15th. Zoolab workshop for Elm Class and Lucy Ducks Pre School.
Monday 18th. 1.30pm,Leavers Assembly, all welcome.
1.30pm - Leavers Service at St. Peter's Church
3pm. - School closes for Summer holidays.
Monday 5th. and Tuesday 6th. - Teacher Training days
Wednesday 7th. - School re-opens at 8.40am.
NO ACTIVITIES CLUB OR SWIMMING ON FIRST DAY.