School Site – Buildings and Grounds

The School Environment

Christ Church CE Primary School is set in the centre of Cressage village and surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire countryside. The school stands on an extensive site, with plenty of outside learning space in addition to well-proportioned classrooms. Built in the mid-1950s it affords larger accommodation that many older rural schools. Rooms are large, light and airy, allowing, plenty of space for practical activities.

Teaching Rooms

In addition to our three classroom bases we are fortunate to have a number of other rooms including: a well-stocked library; another classroom, which is used for other learning activities, music, cooking and other practical curriculum work; a smaller room which is used for one to one work and small group work.

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The School Hall

We have a large, airy school hall which allows plenty of space for running around and practising skills in PE. There are double doors which lead out to the field. The hall is also used for school lunches, daily Collective Worship and other activities such as our Harvest Service and school productions.

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Early Years Outside Learning Space

At the back of Red class is an outside canopy and a large enclosed area for the Early Years – Reception – children. This space has a hardstanding area so that the ‘outdoor classroom’ can be used in all weathers and also a large grassed area.

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We have a spacious field that boasts a wildlife pond and a mature Forest School area. Children also have access to a large tarmac playground which has a ‘trim trail’ . The tarmac area has markings to support children playing co-operative games. Older children take responsibility for bringing out a different box of equipment to enjoy at playtime. We also have an additional outside learning space which we call the ‘Top Field’ at the back of the school. This area has a mound, which the children love, and many native trees as well as sheds and other storage.