Urchfont C of E Primary School is situated at the western edge of the village on the road to Potterne Wick. The current school was built in 1975 although there has been a school in Urchfont since the 1890s.
The ethos of our school reflects our belief that the behaviour, relationship and self esteem of everyone is vitally important.
Our school has a happy family atmosphere where children and staff enjoy working together. We currently have 108 pupils on roll divided into 4 mixed aged classes. The majority of our pupils come from the village but an increasing number of our children live in the surrounding district. The school is extremely lucky to be set within its own attractive grounds with a playground, sports field and a reflective garden. We are also within easy walking distance of the Oakfrith woods, the local church and village; all providing exciting opportunities for stimulating, active learning.
We believe that education should be fun and try to provide as many first – hand experiences for our children. Each class has a plot in our garden to grow produce. Visits out of school are encouraged to enhance and extend the work in school and there are opportunities for all children to attend residential visits Extracurricular activities are organised by the Staff, parents and other professionals. These after school clubs vary according to the season. Some of the clubs provide opportunities to participate in sports tournaments with other schools in the area.
We see ourselves at the heart of the community and are proud of the strong links we have with local community groups including Preschool, Church, Scarecrow festival and Parish Council.