Rushwick School is a dynamic, inclusive Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) primary school for children from 4-11 years old. There are currently 158 children in six classes, with all our class teachers having the support of highly skilled support staff who together provide us with further expertise in art, music, ICT, PE, early years learning and special educational needs.
Recent years have been particularly exciting for us with the school and wider community working closely together to enhance the learning environment of the school. In July 2014 the SIAMS schools’ inspectorate judged our provision to be “outstanding", particularly singling out the caring ethos of the school and ability to meet the needs of all our pupils. We believe we have made even more progress since then and that our pupils continue to have a school to be proud of.
The school was originally at Crown East but moved to its present site in 1964. The school site has been transformed over the past five years with our most recent expansion work in 2017 having the biggest impact. The main building comprises a large hall with seven classrooms, a library, a group work / meeting room, nurture room and cloakrooms. There is a new classroom to the front of the school along with new receptions area and office. To the rear are two new classrooms, cloakrooms and new toilets. The school site has full access for the disabled. New solar panels provide us with direct electricity. This new building project is enabling us to grow into a one form entry primary school and provide a modern, dynamic learning environment for all our children.
Outside we have a large playing field and recently extended playground, a covered quiet area, outside classroom, large sand play area, forest school site, bike racks, a conservation area with a pond and wonderful views of the Malvern Hills.
We are proud to offer our own wrap around care, Little Stars, for Rushwick school pupils of all ages. Little Stars is run by school staff and is based in the heart of our school. We offer flexible, affordable childcare before and after school, starting at 7.30am and finishing at 6pm every week day during the school year.
Our staff are a dedicated team, committed to providing the best we can for the children in our care. We expect high standards, but academic achievement is not our only concern. As a passionately inclusive school, we celebrate that each child has different interests, capabilities and experiences and our aim is to encourage and develop the potential of everyone.
In size and location we have the best of both worlds. We are small enough to provide a family atmosphere where all adults know and care for all the children, but large enough to offer a wide range of skills and opportunities. We are a village school within a thriving rural community, but close to the city of Worcester with its traditions and cultural activities.
Meet the staff
Headteacher: Mr Jeffrey
Deptuty Head / SEND leader: Mrs Hulls
Class Mercury (Reception): Class Teacher: Mrs Ballinger. Teaching Assistants: Mrs Edmondson and Mrs Ansell
Class Mars (Year 1): Class Teacher: Mrs Hulls and Mrs Burrows. Teaching Assisitant: Mrs Platt
Class Venus (Year 2): Class Teacher: Mrs Booton.Teaching Assistants: Mrs Harding and Mrs Ansell
Class Neptune (Year 3 and 4): Class Teachers: Mrs Stephens. Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wild and Mrs Staples
Class Saturn: (Year 4 and 5): Class Teacher: Mr Clement. Teaching Assistants: Miss Spencer. Class Jupiter: (Year 6): Class Teacher: Miss Foy: Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wild
THRIVE Practitioners: Mrs Hulls, Mrs Staples
Music Coordinator: Caroline Waldron
Little Stars (Wrap around care): Manager: Mrs Dee. Staff: Miss and Mrs Cohen.
Assistant Caretaker: Mrs Spalding
Lunchtime Staff: Mrs Spalding, Mrs Gale, Mrs Colenso, Mrs Smith, Mrs Chance, Mrs Powell- Davies, Mrs Cohen
Office Staff: Mrs Miller, Mrs Dee and Mrs Waldron
Breakfast Club (Little Stars): 7.30am to 8.50am
Playground gate opens: 8.30am
Start of School: 8.50am
Morning break: 10.30am to 10.45am
Lunchtime: Infants (Reception and KS1): 12pm to 1pm. Juniors (KS2): 12.15pm to 1.15pm
Afternoon break: Infants (Reception and KS1): 2.30pm to 2.45pm
End of School Day: 3.15pm
Afterschool club (Little Stars): 3.15pm to 6pm
School Development Plan Priorities 2018 to 2019
On our journey towards becoming an outstanding school, Rushwick has set the following priorities for 2018/19:
KEY AREA 1: IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT TO ENSURE THAT ALL GROUPS OF PUPILS REACH THE STANDARDS THEY ARE CAPABLE OF ESPECIALLY THE MOST ABLE PUPILS.
KEY AREA 2: HOLD LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS RIGOROUSLY TO ACCOUNT FOR THE PROGRESS OF ALL PUPILS ACROSS THE SCHOOL.
KEY AREA 3: TO FORENSICALLY EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF FUNDING ON PUPILS GROUPS (SEND AND PUPIL PREMIUM) IN ORDER TO REPORT ON VALUE FOR MONEY.
KEY AREA 4: HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE SCHOOL’S DISTINCTIVE CHRISTIAN VISION, ESTABLISHED AND PROMOTED BY LEADERSHIP AT ALL LEVELS, IN ENABLING PUPILS AND ADULTS TO FLOURISH?
A full copy of the School Developement Plan is a available from the school office on request.