Digby Church of England Primary School

“Friendship, Respect and Honesty”: our three key values

Digby Church of England Primary School is set in the heart of the village and adjoins open countryside.  We cater for children from the ages of 4 to 11 and, at present, have 90 children on roll.

We have four classrooms (a fourth was added ready for September 2013) with separate cloakroom and toilet facilities for each class. Each classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard and computers. ICT is mainly taught using wireless laptops but we shortly be buying some i-pads as well.  The Village Pre-school reside within our premises daily.  We have a large school hall, which is used on many occasions, including for acts of worship and lunchtimes.  The school also has a library and an educational meeting room, which allow for flexibility in teaching methods and also the needs of individuals or small groups.   The school grounds are spacious and include a sports field, two playgrounds, a quiet area (willow structure), an amphitheatre, pergola, allotments and polytunnel and a wildlife area.  We have a dedicated outdoor play area specifically for the Foundation Stage (Reception) children.  We also offer lots of extra curricular activities after school.

In April 2009 we entered into a Federation with Dunston St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School and this is now a permanent arrangement. The Federation is a wonderful development for both schools as it has opened up a wealth of learning opportunities for the children beyond what we were able to offer as one small, rural school.  The staff and children in both schools work closely together, sharing expertise and resources, ideas, events, visits, workshops, etc.  In January 2010, we were delighted to receive a very strong “Good” Ofsted report.

Dunston St. Peter’s School is a Church of England Primary School of a very similar size to Digby.  They share the same values and aims as we do, and we believe that this has created a strong basis for our  successful and exciting Federation.  In effect this means that Mr Boyall is the Executive Headteacher of both schools and he shares his time between them. This enables him to focus on developing the schools further in terms of leadership and management. Miss Winters is the Deputy Headteacher and leads the school when Mr Boyall is at Dunston.