Horning Community Primary School is a small, rural school tucked away near amongst the Norfolk Broads, close to the River Bure. We have two classes named after the birds we see so often around school-Swallows (KS1) and Harriers (KS2), as well as Hedgehogs preschool on site.
The school thrives on being a small school because we have the luxury of getting to know every pupil and their families. Being a Thrive accredited school we pride ourselves on being inclusive and encouraging individuality, enabling every child to grow.
We are very much a community school and our school has a family feel. Every half term the key stage 2 children, cook, organise and run their own community café in Horning village hall where we welcome all of the local community to join us. The children take on the roles of waiters, cashiers, servers and kitchen staff and get to know the people they share the village with.
Our school is made up of the two classrooms, as well as a mobile classroom which is used for interventions. Swallows have a recently refurbished outdoor area, with mud kitchen, chalkboards, water activity wall and climbing equipment. Harriers have an outdoor area outside the classroom, with an enclosed outdoor classroom, picnic tables and giant chalkboard. Each class has their own library area, where we enjoy reading the latest books.
Outside, we are lucky to have a lovely garden area with a greenhouse and raised beds where we grow vegetables and flowers, a wild area with a cob oven for outdoor cooking and separate sports field and playing field. A trim trail with climbing equipment is popular, as well as a variety of sporting activities and games which children use every lunch time. We have strong links to our local sailing club and every year join them after school for sailing activities.