Our Vision Echelford is an inclusive primary school where everyone learns in an environment which encourages individuals to realise their own self-worth. We are committed to enabling opportunities to discover confidence, develop independence and build resilience so that individuals realise their own unique value and thrive both in our community and beyond.
The Echelford Primary School is a three form entry school taking 3 classes per year group from Reception (aged 4-5yrs) all the way up to Year 6 (aged 10-11 yrs) serving the local community and beyond with many children coming from other Spelthorne and Hounslow communities. Set on a spacious and well-equipped site with two playgrounds and a large field children are able to enjoy the use of our own adventure playgrounds, trim trail and football pitch as well as a dedicated Forest School area.
Awe & Wonder
We know that children learn best when they are excited, inspired and engaged. Daily lessons are crafted in response to the children’s interests and there is an expectation that each year group seizes every opportunity to involve additional experiences including inviting visitors into school and taking the children out on trips.
At the start of each academic year our parent community receive information about the additional opportunities that have been planned for their child. Educational visitors including musicians, dancers, sports specialists and other individuals who are experts in their field come into school to elevate the children’s learning experience. We also provide opportunities for children to learn about future careers and are always delighted to hear from members of our community who may be willing to share their working life with us.
Our commitment to enabling each child to build independence, grow in confidence and develop resilience is central to our decision to provide residential experiences from Year 3 onwards. In Year 3 the children stay overnight in our school building which is a complete adventure for them and an excellent introduction to nights away. In Year 4 the children take part in a learning festival which sees them camp locally at the same time as their counterparts from the other Trust schools. Year 5s head to Tunbridge Wells for outdoor adventure and Year 6 complete a city-break and immerse themselves in the best cultural experiences the West Country has to offer.
At Echelford we are very fortunate to have a collection of unique learning spaces referred to as ‘The Lighthouse’. The Lighthouse, Wonder Room and Nest provide staff with a stimulating environment in which to nurture the curiosity of our children.
Year round excellence
Our creative approach to provision extends into the Summer holidays with our popular Summer camp. The camp is run by our own, highly qualified, members of staff whom our children already know and trust. A range of activities are offered ensuring children make the most of time to enjoy themselves in the Summer holidays.