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School Information

We are situated in the small village of Staithes just off the A174 which links Teesside to Whitby. The small seaside village famous for its links with Captain James Cook, is a popular holiday resort and attracts many day visitors throughout the year.

The original school opened in 1879, however the present building was purpose built and was opened in 1985.  Since then a purpose built Foundation unit and a well equipped ICT unit have been added.

The school has approximately 101 children on roll, with 4 mixed age classes - Foundation Unit, Class 2 - Years 1 and 2, Class 3 - Years 3 and 4 and Class 4  - Years 5 and 6.
We are a happy and fun loving school with high standards and expectations.  Our team of talented and dedicated staff all work together to provide the best possible education for the children in our care.  We recognise that children have individual needs and our aim is to provide a happy, caring environment where everybody is valued and encouraged to their full potential.  The children here are known well and individuality is highly valued.  A wide range of teaching styles are used to ensure that all children are able to access all aspects of a broad and balanced curriculum.

In July 2013, Ofsted judged our school to be 'Outstanding. '(To read full report click here.)  Numeracy and literacy are always considered to be high priority.  However we are very committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum and also one of enrichment, which motivates pupils to learn and helps to prepare them for the wider world.

The school is pro-active in promoting a healthy lifestyle.  Children are encouraged to have a healthy school meal in the middle of the day and we provide a fruit snack at mid-afternoon break for infants. We have a wide range of play equipment, which children use at play times and a safety surface fitted with large climbing equipment. The PE curriculum includes games, gymnastics, dance and swimming.

Each child is part of a school team and can earn team points for good work, good behaviour, co-operative play and being helpful.

Seton Foundation Unit prides itself in offering many forms of play to help children become confident learners in the future.

Practitioners organise the time, space and activities in the daily routine to reflect the overall combination which best supports children's well-being and learning.
Skilled adults interact with the children, selecting the approach that is best for the developmental stage of the children, and for individuals and groups, to enhance their learning - a crucial ingredient in children making good progress.

Our Aims

Our School is Special and we are guided by the following mission statement.

'At Seton school we seek a curriculum of quality. One which builds upon basic skills and promotes academic excellence for all our children.
At Seton School each child is a valued and active member of the community. Opportunities are provided for children to develop their own particular talents in a challenging, stimulating and colourful learning environment. Children's achievements will be displayed and celebrated.

At Seton School our relationships are built upon mutual trust and respect.  We work together as a team to provide an orderly and supportive atmosphere so that our children can become confident, independent and caring.
At Seton School parents are always welcome. We value their involvement and the contribution they make to school life. We believe in a partnership with each parent to enhance the education and social welfare of each individual child.'

Learning through caring.

Thank you for your interest in our school.  If you require any further information or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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