Message from the Headteacher

On behalf of the Governors, staff and children of Slaley First School, thank you for visiting our school website. SFS is a successful community school serving the children and their families of our local area and beyond. It is a small school with a big heart and at the centre of that heart are the children and their learning. As our mission statement says, ‘ We are a school where children are encouraged to challenge themselves in a cherishing and nurturing environment.’ We aim to provide an outstanding education for all our children so that every child will have the ability to make choices for their successful futures.

Parents are the most important people in a child’s life and are a key aspect to their child’s success at school. With their support we are able to work together to ensure each child receives the best possible education. This is done through communication, respect and trust for one another and together we will ensure each child receives the best possible education. In short, if you choose our school, you will be choosing our school ethos where a love of learning,  communication and support of one another are vital.

As well as caring and committed staff here at Slaley First School, we have a beautiful site. The building is split into three key teaching areas: Early Years with its newly developed outdoor learning environment, the Key Stage 1 classroom and the Key Stage 2 classroom. We have ample outdoor play areas: a playground complete with goal and basketball hoop, markings and benches, a large field and a vegetable garden with beautiful growing areas.

If you are a prospective parent, child, OFSTED inspector or someone who is just interested in our school, I hope that you will find what you are looking for on the pages of this site. However, a school is so much more than the contents of a website - so please visit and see our school in action; you will be warmly welcomed! 

Mrs Debbie Brett - Headteacher