South Baddesley CE Primary School can be found 2 miles east of Lymington. The school was founded in 1854 and occupied the small red building that still exists. As the school has grown; new buildings have been added to the original site and now provides excellent facilities to the pupils. There are currently 145 pupils on roll at South Baddesley.
Pupils come to the school from the local areas of South Baddesley, Walhampton, Norleywood, East End, Portmore, East Boldre and Lymington. The school has strong links with St. Mary’s Church, working closely with members of the parish to provide spiritual and moral guidance for the pupils. Good links with the community help to retain the school’s village ethos.
South Baddesley School is organised into six classes with mixed Year 3/4 and 4/5 classes. The combination of older and younger children in these classes helps the children to flourish socially and emotionally as well as allowing smaller class sizes in Reception, Key Stage 1 and Year 6. Our experienced teams support each class academically and pastorally, providing a rich experience for our pupils.
Pupil Voice is strong at South Baddesley. We provide genuine opportunities for the pupils to be listened to. This is achieved in part through our vibrant School Council and Eco Committee, but also through school improvement initiatives such as Learning Reviews and Pupil Interviews.
As a small community we are able to develop strong partnerships with parents and so working alongside families we are able to provide the very best we can for each child. Our Governors and the wider school community provide a further layer to this partnership and this helps to provide a balanced and purposeful learning culture.
We create a number of opportunities to embed our partnership working; for example, we hold Open Evenings and Parents Consultations, curriculum workshops linked to themes identified in our school development plan and in response to matters raised at Parent Forum or within our bi-annual parent questionnaire.