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.
For admission of a pupil to Scremerston First School please see Northumberland County Council's school admissions procedures at www.northumberland.gov.uk
Data related to the school can be found in the Dept. for Education's School Performance Tables at www.gov.uk
SCHOOL UPDATES: MARCH 2017
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.
P.E. MONDAY - ELM CLASS (Ball skills), WEDNESDAY - ALL CHILDREN (Swimming),
FRIDAY - OAK AND ASH CLASSES (Gymnastics).
Monday 27th. February: School re-opens at 8.40am.
- Fair Trade Cookery Workshops.
Thursday 2nd March: Year 4 Cluster Day with Norham, Lowick and Ford First Schools. Children need a PACKED LUNCH.
Friday 3rd. March: World Book Day- International theme: Children may dress in clothes that represent another country.
Monday 6th. March: Cross Country Team compete at Longridge Towers.
Thursday 16th. March: Robots workshop (Programming and Control)
Monday 20th. March: Elm and Oak Classes visit to The Hirsel
Wednesday 22nd. March: Red Nose Day Talent Show
Friday 24th. March: Red Nose Day
Year 3 Hoopstarz at the Swan Centre
Tuesday 28th. March: Ash Class trip to Edinburgh Zoo - Rainforest theme.
Thursday 30th. March: Year 4 Cluster Day at The Forest School, Ford First School, together with Norham, Lowick and Ford First Schools. Children will need a PACKED LUNCH.
Monday 3rd. April at 2.30pm.: Easter Service, St. Peter's Church, Scremerston
Friday 7th. April: School closes at 3pm. for the Easter Holidays.
Monday 24th. April: School re-opens at 8.40am.