"Pupils really enjoy attending Lawford Primary School. There is a strong community ethos between everyone who is part of this school. Reception children have Year 6 ‘buddies’ who look out for them at playtimes; all pupils have a reading buddy. Parents value this community spirit too. They play in mixed-age year groups. There is lots to do at playtimes, such as pogoing, skipping, bouncing on space hoppers and playing football. There are quieter activities such as colouring, and younger pupils also enjoy building towers with the construction kit. Pupils are interested in what they are learning about. They have access to a wide selection of books; they often choose to read non-fiction ones about topics they are studying. They learn to read quickly because of the emphasis that the school puts on early reading and writing. For any pupils at risk of falling behind, there are lots of small group support sessions that help them to catch up. Pupils say there is rarely any bullying, but when it does happen leaders deal with it effectively. Pupils are clear that they feel well looked after. Teachers check on their well-being daily, so any worries are picked up quickly."
"Pupils are secure in the knowledge that they will be listened to and
accepted, ‘we know we matter’ "