Rackenford School is a friendly, welcoming school where children feel safe, happy and make friends easily both within and across year groups. We are ambitious for our children and encourage a close partnership between parents, teachers and governors to promote the best possible learning experience. As a church school, we have strong links with Rackenford Church and celebrate the major festivals in the Christian tradition. The children lead a prayer at lunchtime and our assemblies incorporate both prayer, traditional and modern hymns. Children learn good behaviour, respect for others and the importance of caring for themselves and each other.
We have three classes:
Class 1 for children in Reception and Year One.
Class 2 for children in Years Two and Three.
Class 3 for children in Years Four, Five and Six.
To ensure that our children benefit from the very best learning opportunities, we have entered into an exciting management partnership with Tiverton High School. Their head teacher, Andrew Lovett is also our Executive Head Teacher which means that, although we are a small school, we benefit from their expertise.
Children in Class 3 have been enjoying science lessons with specialist teachers from the high school. The children also enjoy specialist PE coaching and once a week, our assembly is led by on of the high school's RE teachers, Mark Barlow. Our European Day of Languages celebrations were supported by the high school's language specialists.
We encourage members of the local community and people from further afield into the school to talk to the children about their professions or experiences. Recently, we have had visits from the Guide Dogs Association and the Fire Service.We also enjoy taking the children on trips both locally and further afield. This term, the children in Class 3 visited Broomhill Sculpture Park and Class 2 visited Tiverton Canal.
One of our parents came to talk to Class 1 about her job as a doctor.