Family of Small Schools

Waldringfield Primary School works closely with four other local schools, Bealings, Bucklesham, Nacton and Martlesham Primary Academy.

Together we are a family of small schools (FOSS).

We share together in joint development, special activities and focus days and opportunities for the children to get together, particularly in Year 6 before the move to high school.

 We collaborate in a variety of ways:

  • Our children share learning opportunities with joint projects and sporting competitions
  • Joint teaching observations occur between schools to improve classroom practice
  • Our teachers regularly moderate and check the standard of children’s work in writing and maths across the schools to ensure standards are equally high and improving
  • Senior Leaders carry out reviews (mini-inspections) of the other schools to develop rigorous improvement strategies and support future development

Bealings Primary School

Bucklesham Primary School

Martlesham Primary Academy