Barnett Wood Infant School is situated in the village of Ashtead. The building is Victorian having benefited from significant modernisation.
The school admits children between the ages of 4 and 7, predominantly from Ashtead.
There are six classes currently split into:
• Two Reception classes
• Two Year 1 classes
• Two Year 2 class.
The school has 6 classrooms within the main building with a large front playground, a standalone library and extensive grounds. The number on role for February 2021 is 151 pupils. (PAN 156) There are at present 8 teaching staff, (including the head). One class has a 3 day, 2 day job share organisation. There are 10 part-time Classroom Assistants. Each teaching member of staff is responsible for two curriculum areas and they all enhance the curriculum by organising and running a variety of lunchtime or after school clubs. We work very much as a team, planning whole school projects and events. Year groups meet to plan the curriculum and the staff meet once a week to discuss curriculum developments and educational issues. The school has a secretary, school business manager and resident caretaker.
There are very strong links with the local community, governors and parents. The school benefits from spacious hard and grassed play areas and has a purpose built outdoor swimming pool. The pool is used extensively for swimming lessons during the summer term and by parents, staff and children over the summer. Over the past twelve years we have been developing our outside environment and together with parents, children, staff, local and national organisations we now have an organic garden, a herb garden, various outside classroom curriculum areas, a wild life pond, a mini beast habitat and various willow structures.