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The Croft Primary School


The Croft Primary School,
Marlborough Lane,


01793 430084

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The Croft Primary School opened on the 3rd September 2012. It was the first academy school sponsored by The White Horse Federation Multi Academy Trust.

We opened with 1 x Teacher In Charge, 2 x Classteachers, 2 x Support Staff, 1 x Pupil Services Officer, 1 x Caretaker/dinner server and 38 excited new families with very eager 4 year olds!

We had spent the 6 months prior to opening ensuring our teaching and learning and safeguarding systems were in place. Also, writing lots of lists about resources from tables and toilets seats to paint and puppets! It was an absolute joy to then create a vibrant and inviting learning environment both inside and out for our first group of learners.

We had spent a lot of time visiting nurseries and homes in order to find out what and how our new friends wanted to learn. We also had a couple of playdates to allow new families to meet so that there would be many familiar faces to greet everyone on Day 1.

The support that we have  had throughout from The White Horse Federation from the Executive Team, Finance, IT and Human Resources Teams ensured that we were successful in our hopes and aspirations for our first year. We have shared many meetings to support our strategic plans for the future and class colleagues have had critical friends within the other 6 Federation schools to support with teaching and learning ideas and management.

Now part way through our 2nd year, the support and challenge from Federation partners is still just as strong and guarantees us another successful year!



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