Welcome to Gatten and Lake Primary school a wonderful one–form entry school, which is situated in the town of Shanklin, adjacent to Lake. We are a coastal school, just a short distance from the beach but also in close proximity to the local woodland, America Woods, and next to the school site is the county ground.

The children are at the heart of everything we do at Gatten and Lake, so there is no surprise, when we tell people the children dug the first turf for the new school building in 2013, and after 28 weeks the building was complete! We are very proud of the amazing building that we are so lucky to have and we respect the fantastic indoor and outdoor learning environments that are still growing and taking shape.

The ‘Learning street’ is the central, focal point in the school, where there is continuous learning for classes, groups and individuals on a minute by minute basis. All of our classrooms lead off of the learning street; with Key stage one and two on parallel aspects.

Team work is an integral and key feature of success for both children and adults in the school as we all know each other so well which makes all transition stages so fluid and build positive strong relationships right from the start.

The education we provide is centred around the whole child, using the principles of the EYFS provision as a guide to continuing the development of these core skills throughout the Curriculum. ‘Excellence for each child, each day’ is our school vision which means we support every individual child’s needs to support and challenge where appropriate to help the child achieve and attain the best they possibly can.

We really hope that from the minute you walk through the door, you will feel the same passion for learning, for the children, as we do.

I sincerely welcome you to Gatten and Lake Primary school and look forward to meeting you soon to join in the fun with us.

Mrs Rebecca Day – Headteacher

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