Fittleworth C. E. Village School

Fittleworth C. E. Village School




Welcome to our school

It is our aim that through these pages and links we will be able to provide you with up to date news and information about Fittleworth Village School.

We pride ourselves in providing a happy, safe, rich and caring environment that we know is essential in order that each child can reach their full learning potential. We further hope that through these pages you will share, just a taste of the values that we hold dear. We welcome visits from prospective parents and interested members of our wider school community.


Beyond the Gates!

Schools, nowadays, are so rigorously inspected, monitored, analysed and scrutinized that it is far too easy to focus on league tables and data and forget about the happiness and general well-being of the children we entrust to them. 

In order to learn, children need to attend school regularly and happily so it’s really important that we don’t undervalue all the stuff that goes on around the, so-called, core subjects. Don’t get me wrong! Teachers work and plan tirelessly in order to make the learning of English grammar or improper fractions relevant and fun but I’m guessing it’s probably not this that motivated your child to get out of bed this morning.

More likely; it is the exciting topic that ties all their learning together, a trip to the woods for Forest School, music, art, drama, PE, yoga, looking after the chickens at lunch time or the excited anticipation of scooter club at the end of the day.

It is also really important that children get to share and celebrate their out-of-school news and achievements. Without showing an interest and doing a little probing it is easy to be ignorant to the fact that one of your children captains their local rugby team, is wonderful with animals, is a carer within their own family, is a gifted ballet dancer, a budding actor, a brilliant magician or has just passed entrance exams and been accepted into a prestigious public school;

The pressures wrought on teachers and children by the expectations of the National Curriculum, in its current guise, make it more important than ever that schools are thoughtful and skilful in the way in which they weave back in the fun, creativity and pure joy of learning through play and discovery.  

An outstanding school is the one that your child skips happily to in the morning and leaves tired (and maybe, even a little bit grumpy) at the end of the day.

For more information on Fittleworth C.E. Village School you can visit our website at or contact 01798 865419 to arrange a visit.

 Graham Bloomfield


Safeguarding Statement

Fittleworth Church of England Village School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request and it is available to download from this website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

Our Designated member of staff for child protection is our Head teacher Graham Bloomfield and in his absence our Assistant Head teacher Debbie Burnett.




 'Learning to Love, Loving to Learn'