Welcome from the Headteacher
Thank you for visiting our website and I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Ickford School set in the heart of the West Buckinghamshire countryside. This is an outstanding school and we became an Academy in 2016. The children are at the heart of everything we do and come from a wide area including: Ickford, Shabbington, Worminghall, Tiddington, Oakley and from places further afield such as: Thame, Princes Risborough and Ludgershall.
We value each child as having individual abilities, gifts and needs and encourage all of our pupils to reach their full potential academically, personally and socially. Our pupils are extremely well behaved, polite and care for each other and their environment and our school is full of happy pupils inspired by the challenges we provide for them.
The teachers at Ickford are highly qualified and conscientious and work hard to ensure that our curriculum is broad, stimulating and engaging for all of our pupils. We have excellent support staff and superb facilities allowing us to enrich the curriculum with an abundant range of extra-curricular activities including many sports, art and craft, chess, ballet and other dance forms.
We have an active Parent Teacher Association who meet regularly in the school to arrange events throughout the school year. Their efforts and activities raise several hundreds of pounds that go towards making our school environment a special place.
At Ickford, we have very high expectations of each other and the children. Our uniform is important to us and we expect it to be worn properly and hopefully with pride. Our children embody our school values and good manners and consideration for others are the norm throughout the school.
Although we place a great emphasis on standards of Numeracy, Literacy and Science and have repeatedly achieved outstanding results, we are also determined to make ours a rich and diverse curriculum. Our music is superb and we are fortunate to have brilliant music teachers to enthuse and inspire our children. The same can be said for languages and every child, from the very youngest, learns to speak French as part of the normal curriculum with opportunities to learn Spanish and German through extra-curricular clubs.
Investment in Information and Technology has enabled our children to use up to date equipment to make films, radio broadcasts and podcasts and to use the internet as a valuable learning tool. Our scheme of work has, amongst other things, enabled the children to develop a variety of technical skills including designing simulations, writing computer programs and creating objects using CAD software and our 3D printer.
Our sporting success for a small school has, in recent years, been unparalleled and we have won many trophies in many different disciplines including; netball, hockey, badminton and athletics. Every child takes part in physical activity and many represent their school in a variety of competitions.
We are continuing to maintain high standards and constantly working to evolve and improve so that we can fulfill our mission of inspiring learning and motivating achievement. It is impossible to capture the complete picture in this space so I encourage you to look at the whole website and, if possible, to come and have a look around.
If you would like further information about any aspect of our school or you would like to arrange for a tour of the school with the Headteacher, please contact the school office at the address, telephone number or email as shown in our contact details.
John Ronane MA, MBA, NPQH, FCollT