Accommodation and facilities
Nacton Church of England Primary School is situated in Nacton Village to the south of the A14 between Ipswich and Levington.
The school is Edwardian in design, with four main classrooms, incorporating a modern extension to the rear, completed with community support in 2002, a further wing added in 2007, and a new school hall, library and cookery room completed in 2008.
Attractive play areas at the rear of the school are surrounded by trees, and are well-equipped for play by children of all ages. The garden area at the front of the school has a pond that also serves as a focus for studies of the local wildlife.
The school is equipped with interactive whiteboards in all teaching areas and has a network of desktop and laptop computers. Use of information and communications technology (ICT) is integrated into the wider curriculum.
The school has its own kitchen for school meals, which are prepared by our cook using locally grown organic vegetables as well as those grown by our children in our vegetable planters.
Class organisation for learning
The school is organised into four mixed-ability classes: Early Years Foundation (Tigers); Years 1–2 (Lions); Years 3–4 (Leopards); and Years 5–6 (Jaguars). The classes are staffed by teachers and teaching assistants with children working in various groupings according to the task. Teaching methods include whole class, group and individual tuition according to the needs of the curriculum and the child.
The published admission number (PAN) is 14 pupils each year.
The school follows the traditional pattern of three terms per year with half-term breaks.
The bell rings for children to enter their class at 8.55 am. School starts at 9.00 am and ends at 3.15 pm. Parents are asked not to have their children at school before 8.40 am. Children are collected from the playground at the end of the school day.
There is one hour for lunch from 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm, and fifteen minutes for morning break which is at 10.35 am. Younger pupils have an afternoon playtime.