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NEWS: The Governors have agreed to start exploring the possibility of forming a co-operative trust with several local schools. This is only an exploration at this point and no decisions have been made. Please see the section school information and Acorn Co-operative Learning Alliance.
Old Buckenham is a Community Primary situated about two and a half miles South of Attleborough.
As a Primary School it caters for the age range 4 to 11, a seven year educational span.
There are seven classes: one for each academic year. We regard this as particularly advantageous in enabling us to deliver the National Curriculum to classes containing single age ranges.
The school was opened in 1963 and has been extended considerably since then. There are seven classrooms, a library, ICT Suite, large hall/dining room, outdoor classroom, medical room, group activity rooms, a mobile classroom used for our fabulous before and after school club and additional work areas, one of which has a kiln. A fantastic outside learning area for Class R and 1 has also been built with the generous support of the Friends Committee.
The grounds are an outstanding feature and consist of two playgrounds, a wildlife area including pond, a very large games’ field, international arboretum, sensory garden, amphitheatre, tunnel and mound, and an adventure playground. We know we are very lucky to have such a fantastic space for the children.