Virtual Visit Helps Parents Pick School
7th December 2020
After Open Days had to be put on hold, Hanbury C of E First School has launched a Virtual Tour for parents currently choosing where their child should start their learning journey.
Families have until the 15th January 2021 to select a school via the Worcestershire County Council website.
With its catchment area only making up 20% of pupils, the school is in the fortunate position to be able to welcome children from local villages and nearby towns of Droitwich, Bromsgrove and Redditch.
Ofsted rated the School as “Good” in 2019, praising the “close-knit and cohesive team”, confirming that it “continues to deliver a good standard of education”. It also recognised Hanbury’s commitment to safeguarding and supporting children with special needs.
Current pupils play a starring role in the Virtual Tour (now available on the school’s website) alongside Headteacher Andrew Payne. They explain why they love being part of the Hanbury Family. It also aims to show how the school’s countryside setting plays a major part in the children’s learning experiences.
The tour highlights the new Early Years outdoor learning area which has recently been given a major makeover and the diverse range of activities offered in PE which includes fast paced fitness sessions, basketball and golf!
The children single out Forest School, walks to Hanbury Hall and Church as some of their favourite activities. Their visits to Church are also a regular opportunity for the school to celebrate and show thanks, playing an active role in services throughout the year.
Video clips and photographs complete the tour, capturing the happy, hardworking spirit of the school.
“I’m so glad the children had their say in the video,” said Mr Payne. “Seeing our wonderful pupils progress and grow from when they join us to when they move on to Middle School is a real privilege.
“Sadly, we can’t hold Open Days this year, but we hope the Virtual Tour can give a taste of what life is like here. We are a small, rural school with an outward looking attitude, along with a strong set of values.
“We believe that combination helps set Hanbury pupils apart from others.
“We appreciate how important a choice like this is for families, and would welcome any questions from parents considering us as their child’s introduction to school life.”