The Stoke Poges School
Building on high expectations
We are a County Combined school for 4 – 11 year olds based in South Bucks.
From our 2008 Ofsted Report:
- Pupils’ very positive attitudes mean that they thoroughly enjoy their learning and they are very well prepared for their future lives
- The head teacher and staff work well as a team
- Pupils’ personal development is outstanding. They are confident, articulate, extremely happy and feel safe
- Pupils make an outstanding contribution to the wider community
The Stoke Poges School
Buckinghamshire is rightly proud of its secondary schools – many of which are ranked amongst the highest performers in the national tables of GCSE and A level results.
There are no state secondary schools in Stoke Poges. In common with the rest of the county, which operates a selective secondary education system, year 6 children have the option of taking the 11+.
Although the parish lies outside its catchment area, John Hampden Grammar School (JHGS), (boys) has for many years taken boys from Stoke Poges and Farnham Common. Two coach companies offer private (chargeable) services to the school. Parents would need to allocate JHGS their first preference and be prepared to make a transfer appeal, after places are allocated in March.
Neighbouring Slough has three grammar schools – Langley, Herschel and Slough Grammar plus the Catholic St Bernard’s. Slough does not operate a catchment area and admission is by competitive entrance exam.
For those not taking the 11+ or not gaining the required score, Stoke Poges children are offered places at Chalfonts Community College. Chalfonts, Ofsted rated as ‘outstanding’, has excellent facilities, a progressive ethos and scores very well in the national league tables in comparison to comprehensive schools elsewhere in the UK.
Information on schools admissions can be found online at Bucks. County Council’s education page.
Rainbow play group was formed in 1968 by a local resident to meet the needs of local children. Over the years Rainbow has become a Pre-School and been on various sites around the village. The group has run from ‘The Lair’ at The Walter Davies Scouting Centre in Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges for the past 20 years. This permanent home is set in stunning woodland and fields, surrounded by 12 acres of beautiful grounds.
We provide education for 2 to 5 year olds daily, during term time, from 9 am to 3 pm Monday – Friday. Government funding is available for all children, the term after their 3rd birthday.
Rainbow has a well established and dedicated team of highly qualified practitioners who are supported by an annually elected parent management committee. We are a registered charity and are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. Rainbow Pre-School works with The Early Years Foundation Stage, under the framework of the Department for Education. We have regular OFSTED inspections which are ‘good’ with outstanding features.
Sunshine Corner Pre-School Group
Our aim is to provide a safe warm relaxed and most importantly a happy environment where children can mature, socialise, gain independence and be helped to meet their full potential under the guidance of our experienced, qualified pre-school supervisors.Through purposeful, planned indoor and outdoor play that follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework they can learn to share, help others, solve problems and participate in new experiences..
Our pre-school began as a mother and toddler group in the village hall in the early 1970s. A few mums got together to provide a place, within the village, where mums and their babies could meet and socialise. It then developed into a playgroup to meet the local needs, and over time it continued to evolve into the thriving pre-school you see today.
The pre-school operates from 9 am to 3.30 pm in term time in the Village Centre in Rogers Lane.
The children who attend are offered hours according to their age:
Children from the age of 2 years old, are offered 3 hour sessions – the cost of a session is currently £12.50.
Government funding is available for 3-4 year olds and children qualify for funding the term following their 3rd birthday; up to 15 funded hours per week can be accessed, and this can be take flexibly across a full day (subject to availability).
For further information please call on 01753 644300 or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org