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School Facts

Who can attend our school?

The youngest children at our school are three and the oldest are seven (Nursery to Year 2).  We have a school nursery as well as the main school. 

About the Staff

There are over twenty staff in our school for just six classes and a nursery.  We believe that lots of adults to help your child learn is best, and a lot of our school budget is spent on that.  The staff at Tornedale are dedicated to the children, families and school and all want the best for your child.

About the Building

Our school building is now over fifty years old.  Lots of people in the village remember coming to Tornedale.  It has had a lot of improvements made over the last couple of years, both inside and out - so it's well worth having a tour if you don't already know the school.  In 2010, we had new gas boilers installed and a new ventilation system in the school kitchen.  We have also had new fencing erected to help keep our children safe whilst on the school grounds. 

Although we are a small school we have a lot of space both indoors and outside.

How long is the School Day?

The main school is open between 8.45 am and 12.00 noon and 1.15 pm to 3.00 pm.

Nursery is open between 8.30 am and 11.30 am (morning session) and 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm (afternoon session). 

Class Sizes

We currently have 186 children on roll out and we can accommodate up to 232.  Nursery has 48 children attending (either mornings, afternoons or 2.5 days) with vacancies available for a further 4 children.  We have 60 places available in each year group, with 45 children currently in Reception (23 in Jupiter Class and 22 in Neptune Class), 54 children in Year 1 (27 in Saturn Class and 27 in Earth Class) and 39 children in Year 2 (20 in Venus Class and 19 in Mercury Class).