At The Russell School, we have superb grounds that are being constantly developed to further enhance the provision for our pupils.
Our school is fortunate to be situated on a large plot of land providing extensive opportunities for outdoor learning. In addition to the playground, the outdoor facilities include a playing field, woodland trail, outdoor theatre, climbing frame, gazebo and quiet area.
Playtimes are structured and children can choose from a range of physical activities, including football, netball, table tennis and basketball, as well as a quiet area. A reading area is currently being designed to provide children with a space to read, write and be creative during playtimes. The main hall provides an excellent space for whole school assemblies and PE lessons and is equipped with staging and lighting for performances. A purpose built gym is also used to lead PE lessons and is well resourced with equipment.
Classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards that enable the teachers to engage pupils in collaborative learning. The ICT Suite has recently been renovated with the financial support of the PA and contains thirty computers, one for each child in the class. PA funding has also enabled the library to be refurbished and it is fully stocked with a range of children's literature and non-fiction texts.
The school is very fortunate to have a heated indoor swimming pool on site and employs a swimming teacher to lead swimming lessons with all classes (excluding nursery) each week between March until October and all pupils from Reception to Year 6 participate in swimming classes each week.
For those requiring 'wrap-around' care, the on-site JK Club offers both a Breakfast Club and an After School Club each day. The breakfast club opens at 7.30am until the start of the school day. Similarly, the after school club, starts at 3.15pm (at the end of the school day), up to 6pm. Registration forms and further information can be obtained from the school office. The buildings and grounds are available for hire (subject to availability) in the evenings, weekends or school holidays. Please speak to the school office for further details.