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Our School

St Edward’s is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, administered by Rochdale Education Authority for children between the ages of 4 to 11.  We are affiliated to St Martin’s Church in Castleton.

As a Church of England  school, the children are expected to attend daily worship assemblies and every half term we walk to the church for various services. Our local Vicar - Sister Frances, leads a Key Stage assembly weekly.

It is a single storey, open plan building. It has a dining hall and a separate hall for gatherings, assemblies and P.E.  

It also has a well resourced  library and a computer suite. In addition each classroom has a desktop computer and an interactive whiteboard so that ICT can be integrated across the whole curriculum. To embrace new technology, we have recently purchased netbooks for each Key Stage, a class set of iPads and a number of Apple Mac computers.

The school has separate playgrounds for Key Stage One (KS1) and Key Stage Two (KS2). The school also has a large playing field that is used regularly.

We also have extensive grounds which we use for our outdoor learning, this includes an outdoor classroom and a woodland area for our Forest School activities. We have an allotment area where the children design, plant and grow various fruit and vegetables.These areas are used as a cross-curricular educational resource. 

As a school we use various animals to enhance the children's learning and social and emotional well being. We have donkeys, pigs, goats, hens and a large pond with fish.

As a school we have taken environmental measures and have installed 11 solar panels and a wind turbine. This provides the opportunity for our pupils to see renewable energy in action.

We have embedded sustainability into our curriculum and as a result of all our environmental work within the school and the community, we were one of the first schools in the country to achieve Ambassador Green Flag status.

We have worked closely alongside the DFE as a pilot school for a programme called School to School.  We hosted whole day training sessions for schools throughout the country, sharing our good sustainable practice. We continue to share our expertise with children and staff from various schools and authorities.

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