At Grange Primary School we recognise our position within the local community and we strive to make relationships with the vast array of people and places close to us in order to enrich the curriculum for pupils. We also strive to serve our local community by providing a centre in which organisations can meet on a regular basis.
We value the array of local businesses on our door step and strive to enhance our Early Years curriculum by planning frequent visits to the shops to develop pupil’s sense of their local community. Frequent visits have included a trip to the post office to post letters and the convenient store to buy ingredients.
In close proximity to the school we have a Catholic and Baptist Church. Teachers regularly visit these places of Worship with pupils to develop their knowledge of the Christian Faith.
Owton Manor Library
Our Early Years and KS1 children visit the local library regularly to read books and listen to stories. Library staff also frequently visit our nursery setting for story sessions with pupils. Due to this link, more pupils have visited the library in their spare time, out of school, with their families.
The fire brigade and police provide our pupils with a way of learning about people who help us and their role within the community. Pupils have visited the fire station and the fire officers frequently visit school to talk to pupils about fire safety.
We welcome and support volunteers coming into school to support our pupils and gain experience. We currently have volunteers working in the school of which a number of these are parent volunteers. Volunteers are currently supporting children with class based activities, reading and gardening.
Grange Primary School is the centre of the community. We have a community room in school which is used by local groups such as Pact and the Owton Manor Playgroup. Our School Hall is used once a month by the Cameo group.