Welcome to Scremerston First School
Scremerston First School is a small First School located in a beautiful area of North Northumberland. We are a friendly, welcoming school with a capacity of 90 children aged 4 – 9 years (published admission number 18). Set within Scremerston, a small village situated close to the A1 and just south of the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, the school provides attractive and exciting school grounds for the children to explore and enjoy.
Our last Ofsted report (March 2016, www.ofsted.gov.uk) was full of praise for our school.
warm, caring ethos of a school at the heart of its community.
distinctively welcoming ethos that actively encourages the community to take part in the work of the school.
Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the steady communication between home and school, and are particularly appreciative of how insightfully each child is known as an individual. Several parents would recommend this school 'unreservedly' and pupils are united in their opinion that their school is a safe and happy place.
Strong, positive links with parents, and the on-site pre-school, results in smooth transitions, confident, settled children and a shared understanding of the needs of children and families.
Phonics, the linking of sounds and letters, is a real strength of the teaching in the school. Teaching strategies in mathematics are supporting rapid acquisition of basic mathematical skills. Writing and mathematics have improved across key stages.
Behaviour is good throughout the school. Pupils are confident and happy, with all age groups playing co-operatively during well-supervised break times. They are proud of their school and value the extensive opportunities that the school affords them.
To find out more about our school and our community please have a look around this website. If you have any questions or would like to visit the school please contact us and Julia Bradbury (School Secretary) or Helen Harrison (Head Teacher) will be in touch with you. We are always happy to welcome visitors to our school. If you have a speech or hearing impairment you can also contact us by dialling 018001 01289 307536.
Data related to the school can be found in the Dept. for Education's School Performance Tables at www.gov.uk
SCHOOL UPDATES: JUNE - JULY 2016
WEEKLY TALK TOPIC SUBJECTS are on the 'For Parents - Parental Involvement' Page
FREE online reading books, games and activities are available through the Oxford Reading Tree site. Details of the site and Username and Password are on the 'For Parents - Parental Involvement' page.
OUR 'MATHS HELP VIDEO' features children showing how we solve addition calculations in school. Find it on this website in the KIDS ZONE - MATHS HELP.
Tuesday 4th. 'Stay and Play' phonics session for Elm Class parents.
Ash Class Skipping workshop.
Monday 10th. - Friday 14th.
Scholastic Book Fair in the School Hall before and after school each day.
Thursday 14th. HARVEST COLLECTION. harvest goods will be distributed to residents of Armstrong Court in the afternoon.
Bulb planting at Armstrong Court. All children will be helping 'Groundwork' to plant 10,000 bulbs in the grounds of Armstrong Court.
Family photos and individual photos for Years 1-4
Author Helen Stephens visits school as part of Berwick Literary Festival.
Individual photos, Reception and Pre-School
Ash and Oak class Hallowe'en party.
School closes at 3pm. for half term holiday.
School reopens at 8.40am.
Friday 4th. November
Elm Class and Pre-School Hallowe'en party.
Monday 7th. November, 3-4pm. Whole school and parents/carers - Bedtime stories, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER - CHRISTMAS FAIR at Berwick Rugby Club. Entertainment will be provided by the children at 2.30pm and the Fair will start at 3pm., running until 4.30pm.