Grayrigg CE School - Start Small Think Big

Acorns - reception class ages 4-7

Engaging with children and inspiring them to learn


Come and have a look at the Acorns at work.

Every child is valued as an individual and challenged to achieve their own potential. We are happy learners because:

We have a learning environment which is stimulating and well organised and adapted to suit all ages and needs. We promote independent active learning indoors and out. No child is invisible, we treasure and nurture each child as they reach milestones in their learning.

Our prime aim is to ensure that our children are safe and secure in every way. We believe that good relationships built upon our core values of Friendship, Forgiveness and Honesty are at the heart of our successful school.

Our approach

We expect the children to play their part by having a positive attitude to their work, play and friends. We strive to create an environment where children, staff and everyone connected with school feels valued for their uniqueness and special gifts. We want all our children to leave school with happy memories of their time at Grayrigg.

Little steps leading to greater learning.

Everyone involved in our children`s development has a role to play. We actively encourage, support and value all learning that children experience outside of school. In Acorns all the small steps of progress are celebrated, recognised and applauded. Happy, engaged children reach their potential, become confident and are able to show pride in their successes.

Our small but mighty philosophy inspires us all to be the best we can be.

What makes us special?

Grayrigg is a wonderful place to work, learn and grow. It has not happened by accident. We pride ourselves on being a “dream team” including, all pupils, staff, families and the wider community. We encourage and support variety, richness, balance and FUN in the wide range of learning and experiences we provide. We are very proud of our little school and are more than happy to show new pupils around the school.