Introduction & Welcome

Staplecross Wesleyan School was originally opened in 1845, in a site adjacent to the present building. A new Wesleyan Voluntary School was built and opened on the present site in 1901. In 1962 the premises were altered and modernised and the school continued as Staplecross Methodist Controlled Primary School. In 1988 an additional classroom was added upstairs. An entrance hall, a Head’s Office and secretarial office were added in 1993 and in 1996 a library was built.

In 2008, we have had a new, purpose-built Reception classroom constructed on site to provide our youngest children with a high-quality environment. Recently, we have had the fencing along the front of the school replaced, in order to improve site safety. The school has a large playing field and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of Staplecross village. The children are drawn from the village itself and also from many of the surrounding villages and several families come from St Leonards on Sea and Hastings. At Staplecross School we believe that early childhood education is the foundation on which children build their lives. Our school is a very small primary school, with only four classes. We encourage a family atmosphere and teach family values and attitudes in the children, within a Christian ethos.

We believe that children learn through experience, through everything that happens around them. We provide the children with a stimulating school environment, where their achievements are celebrated through praise and encouragement, displays of work and a system of rewards.

We acknowledge that the relationships children have with adults are of central importance in their development; our smaller class sizes and a large amount of adult help gives more time to each child.

Educating your child is a partnership between school and home and we strive to develop effective communication with parents and work closely with them to provide the best possible education. Staplecross School is a Methodist Controlled Primary School for children age 4+ to 11 and has at present 96 pupils on roll.

If you would like to find out more information about the school or would like to make and enquiry, please contact us.

Staplecross MCP School
Bodiam Road
East Sussex
TN32 5QD

Tel: (01580) 830256
Executive Head: Mrs Liz Avard
Head of School: Mrs Jo Meeds

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