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The Community

Extending opportunities

By being part of a Family of Small Schools with Bucklesham, Bealings and Waldringfield Primary Schools, called FOSS, we offer a programme of joint activities for Year 6 pupils, as well as sporting fixtures, a joint Day for all our pupils, and a shared residential visit for Years 5 and 6. The Family partnership offers an opportunity to broaden our children’s experience, both academically and socially.

As part of the Kesgrave Pyramid of Schools our children take part in enrichment days for gifted and talented pupils, sporting activities and a programme of liaison with Kesgrave High School.

Our links with the local farm and businesses, and The Bridge Special School, as well as offering ‘Forest School’ activities, widen children’s opportunities. These links develop their knowledge of self, their ability to communicate well with others and their responsibilities towards the environment.

Nacton and Bucklesham under Fives’ Playgroup

We enjoy close links with the playgroup, who come to the school for lunch and to share play once a week. The playgroup also shares activities and events with the school.

Our school at the heart of the village

Members of the local community in Nacton and Levington villages, and friends of the school from the wider Ipswich–Felixstowe area, are invited to our plays and celebrations, support our fund-raising events, regularly join our assemblies and support in class and with activities.