Pangbourne Primary School is located in the charming village of Pangbourne, nestled on the banks of the River Thames.
The village is full of character with individual shops, cafes and restaurants. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, Pangbourne is a fantastic place to stop and watch the riverside wildlife – said to be the source of inspiration for Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows. The village displays much of its rich history through the buildings that still firmly stand at the heart of Pangbourne.
The school was housed in Victorian buildings on Pangbourne Hill until the mid-seventies when Pangbourne Infants’ School and Nursery Unit transferred to the present spacious site on the eastern edge of the village. A few years later Pangbourne Junior School followed.
For some years the schools continued as separate units but in 1991 they merged to become Pangbourne Primary School when a physical link between the two schools was constructed. Having previously been established as two separate entities the school is exceptionally fortunate in having two large halls, which provide generous facilities for physical education, drama, dance and music. The KS1 hall also serves as the dining room for the whole school, the kitchen being immediately adjacent.
All our teaching areas are well-equipped with teaching resources which are appropriate to the needs of the children. We also have a well-stocked library for the children, located in Key Stage 2. In addition, the school has the benefit of an ICT suite and number of Chromebooks, a craft area with our own kiln, outdoor learning areas, separate all-weather play areas, secret garden, fruit and vegetable plots, play equipment and a very large sports field, all within a beautiful rural setting.
Our Foundation Stage classes provide a well-planned and stimulating curriculum for pupils between the ages of three and five. From the age of five children are taught to the requirements of the National Curriculum and their individual needs. We currently have two Key Stage 1 classes and 4 Key Stage 2 classes, with one class per year group.