Welcome to Birchfields, where I have been very proud to have been Headteacher since January 2007. At Birchfields, equality, respect, resilience, honesty, good health and kindness are at the core of everything we do. We are an inclusive school, where all are given equality of opportunity regardless of gender, special needs, disability or race.

At Birchfields we Aim High Together and set high standards for ourselves and others. Our pupils benefit from a rich, broad and balanced curriculum that is presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play. This curriculum is enlivened and enriched by visits, visitors and extensive use of the environment. We support our children in mastering the basic skills in English and mathematics but we also ensure that the creative subjects and physical development are also central to our work.

At Birchfields we treat our pupils as individuals and match our teaching and learning to their physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural needs. All children have an opportunity to take responsibility, build their self-esteem and develop their self-confidence. Success is promoted and progress and achievement are celebrated regularly with our whole school community.

We are proud of our welcoming, friendly, bright and lively, happy school, where children feel secure and behaviour is impeccable. We Aim High Together with our parents, governors and friends to give our pupils the very best start for their education and future success.

Miss S. Offord