The Unity Federation of Church of England Academies
Colkirk, Sculthorpe and West Raynham Primary Academies
And Little Snoring Community Primary School
Welcome to Colkirk Primary Academy
Colkirk School is a Church of England Primary Academy.
This means that the Board of Governors comprises representatives of the Church, Diocese of Norwich Education and Academy Trust (DNEAT), the Parish Councils and Parents.
The present school dates back to the 1847. Since then many additions have happened including new classrooms and remodelling of the interior and grounds of the school to make it modern and appealing.
We admit children from Colkirk, Oxwick, Pudding Norton and Fakenham.
We have links with our local preschool Colkirk Preschool and also take children from Ladybirds, Little Angels and Fakenham Children’s Day Care Centre. We also have a link with the Children's Centre in Fakenham.
In September 2014, the school entered into a Federation agreement with Sculthorpe CE VA Primary West Raynham CE VA Primary Schools (forming the Unity Federation of Church Schools). All schools are managed by one Executive Headteacher. Mr C Allen divides his time between the two schools. Each school has Head of School; this person is in charge when Mr Allen is off-site.
There are many advantages to being in federation, including:
Pupils have increased social, sporting and cultural opportunities
Staff have enhanced professional development
Both schools financially benefit
The benefits of being part of DNEAT, include:
Academy status gives us some additional flexibility in deciding how best to meet the needs of your children.
Greater purchasing power and value for money.
Additional support and expertise that no longer exists in the Local Authority in ways it has in the past.
A wider network of support available when we need it. Protection of our Christian foundations.
How we work:
The school from September 2015 is divided into three classes (Seashells, Seaturtles and Seahorses) each taught by a qualified teacher and /or a HLTA, most are supported by Teaching Assistants.
Some of our Teaching Assistants work with SEN children and other work within the whole class environment. All are at least NVQ 3 trained.
Our class sizes are around 16-24 pupils per class (roughly 10 pupils less than most larger primary schools locally).