Head Teacher's Welcome
Eastrop is a forward-thinking, infant academy nestled in Highworth, on the border of Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, for children aged between 2 and 7 since we opened our new nursery in September 2019.
I joined Eastrop in September 2016 and feel very proud to be the Head Teacher, leading and working as part of a committed staff team.
On 1st January 2018, a special partnership with Southfield Junior School began, after a short period of interim school to school support, and I feel very privileged to be the Executive Head Teacher of both schools now.
We believe that learning has no limits and do our best to make sure that every day is outstanding for every child who attends our school. Our vision is absolutely clear: we will be recognised nationally and locally as a beacon of educational excellence - a little school that thinks BIG!
The staff, specialists in the early years, keep the children at the centre of their work and decision making. The strong leadership demonstrated in part by the revision of the school vision is impressive.
Feedback from a parent, October 2016
Eastrop provides nearly 180 children with an exciting environment in which they grow and develop by learning lots and making great friends. We are very well supported by an active P.T.A. and parents who are overwhelmingly positive about our school. Alongside our ambitious and highly effective Governing Body, we have an unwavering desire for the children to receive the very best, all-round education so that they are confident, independent and ready to take their next steps when they leave us at the end of Year 2.
A major reason for the successful teaching is the extremely positive relationships between teachers and pupils and between pupils themselves. This results in pupils being eager to excel and receive praise for working hard and for behaving well. This is the norm at Eastrop.
Ofsted, March 2016
Our new website has been designed to provide as much information as we can to show the world how our school works. As our school grows and changes, our website will do the same. We really hope that you enjoy learning about our school as you click through and explore our pages. If you are a prospective family and you’d like to see Eastrop in action, please give us a call to make an appointment as we’d be very pleased to show you around.
With best wishes and thanks for visiting,
Aaron Griffiths | Executive Head Teacher