North Cadbury C of E Primary School is a small village school with a PAN (pupil admission number- per year group) of 17. This means that we always have mixed year group classes. Mixed year group classes do not mean that your child is at any disadvantage, in fact we believe it works well and gives many children the opportunity to flourish and grow! What it does mean is that the children may have the same teacher and be in the same classroom for two years.
Will your child repeat the same work if they are in the same class again for another year?
We have a two year rolling programme with different topics and questions for the children to explore and learn. Teachers ensure there is good differentiation and a clear progression of skills and knowledge for the children year on year.
For this coming academic year we will have a three class structure, with our children being taught in mixed year groups. This will help us accommodate our exciting new build as it progresses through the Autumn Term. However as with all small village schools, we review our class organisation each year to take account of pupil numbers, staffing and finance devolved from central Government.
The beauty of our mixed year group classes is that all our children at North Cadbury C of E Primary School get the opportunity to make friends with the children in older and younger year groups, and this certainly contributes to the wonderful community spirit that is clearly felt here.