Shillington Lower School is a thriving rural school. It is set in this historically fascinating village, with beautiful countryside all around and with its various hamlets and a parish church that may date back 1000 years. Our school educates children from the age of two to nine years old, drawing children from surrounding villages. There are about 130 children in the school, with around 30 per cent being from outside the village itself.
We pride ourselves on retaining single-year group teaching, with class sizes ranging from 18 to 30.
The school building is single storey containing a hall/dining room, five well-equipped classrooms, library, a room for small group work, staffroom, administration area and kitchen. The spacious Early Years Foundation Stage classroom has integral wash/toilet facilities and its own large, outside, part-covered, secure play area. From September 2017 we added our own pre-school provision - Pixies Class - with its independent building to one side of the school playground.
The building is surrounded by grassed areas, made interesting by trees and shrubs. Our spacious site also means that we have been able to create a splendid outdoor environment with:
- Outdoor areas that are used throughout the summer for lessons and activities
- Quiet gardens for children and staff
- Vegetable patches, with a designated area for each class
- Lots of playground and playing field space
- Outdoor swimming pool used daily by each class throughout the warm summer months
- Wildlife garden and pond
The buildings and grounds are fully wheelchair accessible.
Dawn Til Dusk provide the wrap around care and utilise the pre-school building for this.