At Crampton Primary School, we believe that our children are individuals who deserve the highest standards of care and attention.
We are a friendly and happy school which offers each child a breadth and depth of experience in every aspect of their education.
We encourage pupils to be considerate, generous and tolerant of others, to do well in their academic work and in other pursuits.
We feel that it is important for our pupils to grow as individuals and to take responsibility for their actions.
In our school, pupils soon acquire a love of learning in a happy, stimulating and disciplined environment.
Miss Marian Kennedy
Crampton Primary School is a one form entry Inner City School classified as a County School by Southwark Education Authority. We cater for children after their fourth birthday up to secondary transfer age at eleven.
There are seven classes of statutory school age, the school aim to accommodate 30 pupils in each year group. Crampton enjoys an excellent reputation in the local community and is oversubscribed.
The original building was bombed in 1942 and the school operated in temporary accommodation until the present building was opened in 1965. In 1991 we acquired a pleasantly landscaped recreation area called 'The Newland' as part of the playground. A further extension to the main building was added in 2011 creating extra teaching spaces and main reception; there is a large multi-purpose hall and seven classrooms.
We aim to:
We have one Reception Class per school year with a maximum of 30 children.
A Nursery Nurse and Teaching Assistant are based in the class, who work alongside the class teacher. The children are supervised at all times including when in the lunch hall and during their lunchtime play.
The Reception has its own dedicated cloakroom and toilets; the children also have their own outside play area, as well as being given occasional supervised access to the main playground
Once you have accepted a place, a meeting at home will be organised, this is to enable us to meet your child/ren in their own environment and to explain a little more about starting school. The meetings are usually arranged to take place at the beginning of September.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and current guidance, meetings at home will not be taking place. An alternative arrangement is currently being planned.
We believe it is really important to give your child time to settle into their new school, introduce them to new routines and meet new people. To do this we stagger the children for their first week only (Reception Class do not start on the same dates as the main school in September).
What and how the children learn in Reception Class is based on a range of learning experiences designed for our youngest children. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) starts from birth and continues to the end of Reception Class.
At Crampton the indoor and outdoor spaces are organised to allow children to move around, to work on the floor and on table tops individually and in small or larger groups.
For most of the sessions, children have continuous access to the indoor and outdoor classroom, however children are guided to specific tasks and provided with short bursts of intensive focused teaching.
Equipment is organised and labelled so that children know where to find what they need and can be independent. All areas of the curriculum are covered by different experiences and activities that reflect the children's interests and build on their knowledge and skills.
Many activities are based around units which may last for several weeks; some work is seasonal such as winter or spring or festivals and celebrations that are occurring in the world around us but will still be based upon what children need at the time.