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.
A school that has the mission statement: a ‘learning for all’ school.
A school that is happy, safe, inclusive, friendly but purposeful.
A school that never forgets we are there for the children – to nurture and help them become independent, grow and prepare them for life in a changing world.
A school that offers a broad and balanced curriculum based on sound foundations of Language, Science, Maths, ICT and the key skills of learning.
A school that embraces the Arts and makes them accessible to all children.
A school that ensures achievement for all and raises standards.
A school that offers enriched, exciting opportunities and experiences for children to learn about the world they live in.
A school that promotes eco awareness and develops skills for life.
A school where everybody feels they have a voice, they are valued and there is mutual respect, but the right to learn is ensured.
A school that is visible and encourages children to become active citizens within the local , national and global community it serves.
Arden Grove School seeks to establish an environment within which teachers, support staff, governors, parents and children’s services can work together so that learners:
- feel valued, are happy and able to make positive relationships with others
- feel eager, excited, curious, creative, engaged and successful in their learning
- have the best possible health and development
- feel safe and have a growing awareness of risk
We aim to nurture personal growth so that individuals are encouraged to become confident, lively, rational, tolerant, responsible, independent, well balanced and well educated young people in their community. We feel this is a fair summary of the qualities required to cope with the joys and difficulties of life.
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.