Yatton Infant School and Yatton Church of England Junior School share a campus that is situated in the heart of Yatton. Most pupils come from Yatton; others travel from nearby hamlets and villages.
Both schools joined the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi Academy Trust on 1st April 2018. The Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) is made up of Gordano, Backwell and Chew Valley Academies together with a wide range of Hub Primary Schools – we are in the Backwell Hub. We are excited about the benefits this development will allow, such as further educational continuity from primary to secondary levels, economies of scale for the provision of services and enhanced potential for the sharing of expertise and challenge between schools. We are already seeing some of these benefits from working together over the past months.
The two schools have a strong commitment to work together for the best of all the children throughout the whole primary age range. The schools share both its leadership and a Governing Body whilst respecting and celebrating the individual ethos of each school. The Infant School has links to the Richard Durban Charitable Trust. The Trust, set up in the 18th century to educate ‘the poor of Yatton’, provides two Foundation Governors.
The Junior School is a Church of England School and has its own distinctive Christian character. The Diocese also has two governors on the Board of Governors. The school aims to provide its community with an education of the highest quality within the contexts of Christian Beliefs and Practices. We have close links with St. Mary’s and other churches.
The Yatton Schools’ Mission Statement is:
Together is better; achieving excellence in happy schools.
Our shared goals are:
Be a strong united school for our community
- Have creative, happy, confident children
- Provide stability, consistency and holistic achievement for every child’s journey through the primary years.
And our shared values are:
KINDNESS LOVE PEACEFULNESS COMPASSION
RESPECT GENTLENESS COMMUNITY PATIENCE
FORGIVENESS GENEROSITY TRUTHFULNESS
EQUALITY FRIENDSHIP JUSTICE HAPPINESS
It is our belief that our schools should provide each child with the opportunity to develop his/her talents within a supportive and caring environment. We believe that it right for each child to receive the preparation appropriate to his/her needs and abilities, which will fit him/her for the future stages if education in school and beyond.
The schools are committed to promoting the concept of a multicultural, multi-ethnic society. Governors, staff and parents make it clear that any form of abuse, racial or otherwise, is unacceptable as is any form of prejudice or discrimination. Positive steps are taken to instil these principles. We believe in equal opportunity for all.
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'Year 4 Multisport Festival and Year 5/6 '60 Active Minute Training' (pm)'
30th September 2019
An opportunity for teams of year 4 pupils to access two workshops; Pentactive/Fencing and Cricket. Pupils will spend an hour being coached in each sports-zone, led by top coaches. Year 5/6 leaders will also have the opportunity to receive training from Olympic Pentathlete Samantha Murray in PentActive and also work with Somerset Cricket Board in delivering a cricket festival. Full details and booking via the NSSPEA website.
Year 5/6 High Five Netball Festival
25th September 2019
An opportunity for pupils to come and play High 5 and practice their skills. School teams will have the opportunity to play friendly matches, but no formal winners will be announced at the end of the festival. The priority will be on the enjoyment and development of the participants. Full details and registration via the NSSPEA website. A Level 2 High 5 Netball tournament is scheduled for March.
The Representative Games
8th July 2019