School Organisation

School Organisation

The number of children on roll is usually around 85 and the school is organised into 4 mixed- ability classes.

  • a reception class of children 4 years to 5 years
  • an infant class of children 5 years to 7 years
  • a junior class of children 7 years to 9 years
  • a junior class of children 9 years to 11 years

Within each class the teacher is responsible for the whole curriculum.  In all classes there is variety of group and individual teaching methods.  Special needs teaching is available for those with learning difficulties, including dyslexia.  Learning Support Assistants help within each class and provide support and extension for children throughout the school, using a range of intervention programmes.

The school has close links with the SCOTS cluster of small schools and is part of the Westgate Pyramid of schools.

The designated secondary school is The Westgate School with whom we have close liaison.  Many children attend Owslebury School from outside the catchment area and choose different schools for their secondary education.  We work very closely with each of these to ensure a smooth transfer.

School Times

Morning 9.00 am – 12.00 noon Infants
9.00 am – 12.10 noon Juniors
Afternoon 1.00 pm – 3.20 pm

This includes registration, an assembly of approximately 15 minutes and two breaks. The afternoon break being flexible as well as optional depending on the learning going on. This gives teaching times of 22 hours and 55 minutes for the infants and 24 hours and 10 minutes for the juniors.

Children should arrive at school from 8.45 am for a 8.50am start. Registration takes place at 9.00 am.