Arden Grove Infant

& Nursery School

Our School

Hello and welcome to Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School, part of The Wensum Trust family of schools. 

We are a thriving infant and nursery school with an independent Pre-School on-site. We all work closely together to ensure the children in our school have a very positive experience whilst they are with us. We have a wonderful team who are passionate about education and who have high expectations for all our children, ensuring that they thrive in all aspects of their development. We work hard to provide a flexible, practical, creative and exciting curriculum that meets the interests and needs of the children in our school. We know that children who are happy, feel safe, inspired and motivated, will be successful and achieve their social, emotional and academic potential. 

Whether your child is currently at Arden Grove or whether you are wanting to find out more about us, we hope that you find our website helpful. If you would like to find out more about our values and curriculum, or if you would like to meet the team, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange a visit.   


Our Vision and Values 

Arden Grove is a ‘learning for all’ school

Arden Grove is a learning for all school where we take account of each child and their family’s unique starting points, experiences and aspirations to create our curriculum.  We use the Language of Parts to explicitly teach children to recognise their emotions, values, strengths and limitations and confidently support the development of their self-regulation skills so they are ready to learn. We want our children to fulfil our values and be self believing, empathetic, aspirational, respectful, curious and healthy. This is delivered through our ambitious and child led curriculum. We know children need a positive and secure sense of home and identity and this develops secure connections with people and places and the present. However, we teach our children there are exciting things beyond our doorstep that they will want to explore! 

Hellesdon in our hearts, whole world at our feet.


*SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development)

Our Aims

We aim for all children to:

  • Enjoy learning and be excited to develop new skills
  • Be confident, motivated, resilient and compassionate
  • Be able to form trusting and safe relationships with others, able to make healthy and positive choices as they grow.
  • Value the importance of taking time to understand their own and other’s feelings, views and values, showing care and respect for themselves, their families, friends and the community they live in.
  • Want to make a positive contribution to the community they live in, adapting to the changes and challenges they will face in our ever-changing world.


Our Trust

Arden Grove Infant & Nursery School officially became part of The Wensum Trust on 1 April 2017.

As part of The Wensum Trust, our school benefits from a wealth of opportunities to help achieve the Trust-wide ethos of developing happy and engaged children at all stages of the educational journey.

The Wensum Trust has schools situated within three geographical hubs across Norfolk, providing seamless transitions from early years through to sixteen plus. The City hub has schools in and around Norwich, the Rural hub includes schools in and around Acle and the Coastal hub comprises schools on the North Norfolk coast.

All three hubs work closely together to provide a rich and diverse range of experiences for children within all Trust schools. Community partnerships, often unique to The Wensum Trust, are developed locally with organisations such as the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, North Walsham Rugby Club and Wells Sea Cadets, and made accessible across all three hubs. This creates an educational approach which is far broader and deeper than just the academic national curriculum and builds opportunities for all children to discover where they excel and to develop into confident, healthy and fulfilled members of society.  

For more information on The Wensum Trust, please visit their website using the link below.