Starting school in September 2022

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What's right for your child?
What's right for your child?

Why choose Two Rivers?

We are a brand-new Church of England School in Keynsham and although currently housed in a temporary building, we will be moving to a brand new, state of the art, permanent school building in the Hygge Park development for September 2022. Despite only being open since September 2020, we have established a very happy school community where children are engaged in their learning.

As a new school, children have had the unique opportunity to develop a school set of values which the school community was consulted on and we are now embarking on writing a vision statement with parents, governors, children and the local church, St John's

We are also very pleased that our new school will be the most environmentally sustainable school in the area, as it is being built to Passivhaus Plus standards, meaning it will use significantly less energy than older buildings.

In a 2020 Summer term parent survey:

  • 100% of parents say that their child is happy at school
  • 100% of parents say that their child feels safe in school
  • 100% of parents would recommend our school to another parent. 

These results reflect the positive start we have had with the new school. 

The children refer to the school as 'The best school in the world' and as a school we have high expectations of all pupils, working with the children to talk about behaviour and what our standard is. The mantra 'the standard you walk past, is the stand you expect' is one well used with the Year 1 children as they themselves have very high standards!

This year we are embarking on recruiting parents to form a PTA which we anticipate will be well established by the time we make the exciting move to the new school site in September 2022.

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Life in Butterfly Class (EYFS)
Life in Butterfly Class (EYFS)

What's it like starting school at Two Rivers?

Even before children start school, the Butterfly class teachers liaise with pre-school and parents to fully understand your child's needs, likes and dislikes. We also carry out Home Visits at the beginning of the academic year and this is a great opportunity to meet children in their home setting and talk to parents and carers about starting school. 

Children start school on a part time basis as we induct them into school life, and this supports them when they come to school full time as they have been introduced gradually to school processes. 

We use an interactive learning journal called Tapestry to document observations of children's learning and this can be viewed by parents at home. Parents can make comments on their child's learning and send evidence of home learning which can be celebrated at home. 

We have a mix of adult directed, adult supported and child-initiated learning and work closely to support your child in the way that helps them to maximise all learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. 

We teach phonics through Read, Write Inc. and maths through White Rose. These help to support our more formally taught areas of the curriculum. 

We like to work closely with parents and carers and throughout the year, build in opportunities for parents to come in and work with their child.

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Meet the team
Meet the team

A warm welcome to children and parents

We currently have two class teachers and one full time teaching assistant in Butterfly Class.

The class teachers are Mrs Carver and Mrs Trembeth.

Our teaching assistant is Mr Trenchard. 

In Year 1 the class teacher is Emma Easdown and the teaching assistant is Michaela Fitzgerald.

Our school administrator is Lisa Batchelor and the school meals supervisory assistance (SMSA) is Yasmin Beaven.

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Ofsted
Ofsted

Although we have not yet had a full Ofsted inspection, we did receive a post opening visit. For more informaton please see the Ofsted report (Pdf). 

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Admissions
Admissions

Apply now for 2022

Please see B&NES admission information if your child is starting school in September 2022.

Don’t forget the closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.

In September we will have spaces in our Year 1 and 2 classes, if you would like to apply for a place for your child, or you would like any more information about our school, please contact the school.

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