Orgill Primary School, following the amalgamation of the previous infant and junior schools in 1998, is located on the site of the previous junior school and has been extended and remodelled since the amalgamation. The school has extensive grounds, including large grassed playing fields and areas of woodland, two playgrounds and a quiet area with shelter. The school also has an enclosed courtyard area with gazebo where our fairies live quite happily. Come and see our fairy doors and houses!
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a large unit with five open plan teaching areas, its own cloakroom and toilets. It has a large outdoor play area with safety flooring, extensive grassed areas, woodland and willow house.
Key Stage 1 consists of three classrooms with access to a small teaching room for small groups to work in. Key Stage 1 children have their own toilets and areas for storage of their coats and other belongings.
Most of Key Stage 2 is on the upper floor and has been remodelled and renovated, producing bright and spacious working areas. It consists of four classrooms and has additional teaching spaces for the withdrawal of small groups. The Year 6 classroom is on the ground floor following recently alterations due to rising pupil numbers. Key Stage 2 children have their own cloakroom areas in which to keep their coats and belongings.
We also have a well resourced library, sensory room and a large ICT suite containing 25 fully networked PCs, interactive whiteboard and seating area.
The school has its own kitchen where food is freshly cooked on the premises and a large hall where children eat lunch, have PE lessons and take part in assemblies.
At the end of March our builders found a tiny key lying in our courtyard just as they were finishing laying the slabs. We all got very excited and on closer inspection, children found traces of sparkly dust. We wondered if fairies were looking for somewhere new to live! When we came back to school after the Easter break we found lots of evidence of fairies living in the courtyard and we have even received a tiny letter from Fairy Princess Rosalia, asking us to look after their houses.