Our school is a County Maintained School situated on a single site in the village of Furness Vale.
Furness Vale is a small and happy school, full of energy and enthusiasm. It has an interesting history going back over one hundred years. Many members of our community attended the school themselves and continue to give us wonderful support.
Although Furness Vale Primary is a village school, we accept pupils from further afield whose parents are looking for a small, active school with a warm atmosphere, where the experienced staff are dedicated to providing a rich learning environment.
The school has four classrooms. One of the rooms can be opened up to enlarge the school hall for assemblies and physical education. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and a range of laptops, netbooks and iPads for the children to use. We have a library and a separate resource area where pupils may work in groups or individually with a teacher, as well as a staff room and school office, which can provide us with extra study and meeting areas. The nurture room offers a further space for children to develop their emotional well-being. We are also creating a Friendship Room for use at lunchtimes – a calm, indoor space where children can develop friendships while playing games.
Our school benefits from small class sizes and favourable pupil teacher ratios. We have facilities for physically impaired pupils and a strong tradition of providing for a range of special and individual needs.
The school has a playground that is marked out for a variety of activities and is a good sports area. In addition, the school has a separate impressive garden with raised beds, a spinney and sculpture! We also have use of the village sports field, which provides facilities for football, rounders, athletics and cricket.