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Saint Edmund's Catholic Primary School has 200 pupils on roll, aged four to eleven. The school building is light and open, of modern design, set with a pleasant three acre site, with landscaped grounds including hard play areas, a garden, a large pond, grass banks and playing field.

The interior of the school is of an open-plan design, with classrooms opening onto large shared practical areas. There is a large hall, administrative rooms, and a kitchen used for 'in-house' catering. The school caretaker lives on site, in a detached house within the school grounds.

The school is built on the northern side of the town of Calne, within a residential area, just off the main A3102 road from Calne to Lyneham and Swindon. It is about half a mile from the town centre and Saint Edmund's Catholic Church.

The school strives to offer all pupils a broad and balanced curriculum which includes Religious Education and the subjects of the National Curriculum. It lays particular emphasis on children learning from first hand experience and the place of  creative arts. Many subjects are taught in an integrated way through topic work.

Pupils’ standards achieved over the past three years in end of  Key Stage National Curriculum Standard Assessment Tests have been above national and local levels. In May 2012 the school received a very favourable inspection report from OFSTED being described as "Outstanding".

The school welcomes visitors and has an 'open-door' policy regarding parents in school. Many parents come into school to help classes. Students from local secondary schools and further education institutions work at the school. The school has strong links with Bath Spa University and each year accepts students as part of their initial teacher training.

 

 

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