AS WELL as developing an essential toolkit of IT, numeracy and literacy skills, children at Mountford Manor primary school have ample opportunity to indulge their sporting talents.

As well as a popular breakfast club, were youngsters have a chance to play pool and table football, or take part in arts and crafts, after school children can join football and tag rugby clubs, or take part in computing.

Offering a vibrant curriculum and a range of opportunities to enhance their learning is the byword for life at the Walcot School, which was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted after their last inspection in 2014.

Principal Rachel Skates said: “At Mountford Manor our vision is to provide a caring and vibrant community where each individual is challenged and inspired to reach his or her full potential and develop a zest for life-long learning.

“We aim to nurture children’s aspirations and provide life-long learning skills for the future, provide a stimulating and enriching environment to enthuse each child’s confidence, enabling them to achieve their full potential, encourage self-belief to enable each individual to reach their full potential and celebrate their success.”

She added the school also aimed to motivate and inspire children to develop self-belief and confidence, and instil values fostering youngsters’ sense of belonging in the school, the home and in the wider community.

She said: “We aim to motivate and inspire children to develop self-belief and confidence, encouraging a love of learning for life to achieve realistic goals, instil a sense of self-worth, tolerance of diversity and an ability and willingness to contribute to the local and global community,”

Mountford Manor is a member of the White Horse Federation of schools, enabling the provision to ensure pupils receive the best possible Principal Skates said: “Being part of The White Horse Federation has huge advantages for us as a small school. We are able to use the support and experience from our counterparts in our other federated schools to ensure that best practice is taking place, borrow extra mini buses so we are able to take more children on trips and hold festivals which bring our children in our federated schools across Swindon to work together.

“We are extremely fortunate in that we are situated on a large site which consists of a sizeable playing field, playgrounds and even its own forest.

“Mountford Manor is becoming a much more multicultural school; we now have 16 languages spoken by our children.”

NAME: Mountford Manor
ADDRESS: Bothwell Road, Walcot, Swindon SN3 3EZ
TELEPHONE: 01793 536494 
HEAD TEACHER: Rachel Skates 
UNIFORM: Navy blue V-neck sweatshirts, jumpers or cardigans, red polo shirts, red and white checked dresses, dark grey trousers and skirts.