Lea & Garsdon Church of England Primary School is situated on the edge of the village of Lea serving the parishes of Lea, Garsdon, Charlton and Cleverton. Children from the outlying villages are brought to school by bus. There are approximately 117 children attending the school at present.
The original Victorian building now houses the hall, offices and scullery. The rest of the building is modern and purpose-built consisting of four classes in well equipped classrooms, a mobile classroom, a small library and practical activity areas. Outside there are two playgrounds, a wildlife garden and large football/games field. We have worked hard over the last few years to improve our facilities.
At the present time the classes are organised into four groups. The class size in this kind of school has to be flexible as the number of children in each year group varies considerably from year to year. Some of the classes are organised in mixed ages where two school years are taught together. It is our policy to ensure that the reception class is kept as small as possible to enable the children to get the best start.
You can see our full list of staff members here.
The School Day
Our school day starts at 8.50am, lunchtime starts at 12.00 noon and runs until 1.00pm and the school day ends at 3.05pm.
At lunchtime, the hall is used as the dining room. Children eat either school meals which are freshly prepared each day by Elior Catering or their own packed lunch. We have family sitting, which encourages responsibility in the older children caring for the younger ones. The lunch times are well supervised by adults.
There is a daily act of collective worship. The timing of this varies because of curriculum commitments.