Markfield is a large village in North-West Leicestershire close to Charnwood Forest and Junction 22 of the M.1. Motorway. The School is situated between the old village and extensive new development. The catchment area for the school includes the whole of Markfield and Field Head as well as farms and settlements in outlying areas.
The school is a modern open-plan building. The first phase was completed in 1972, the second in 1979. A new 4+ Base was completed in 1998 and a new classroom added in 2000. Two further quiet rooms were added last year. We have two double mobile classrooms. We also have a large playing field, natural history area, and outside play apparatus.
Children enter the school the August following their 4th birthday, and stay for six school years before transferring, in the main, to South Charnwood High School.
We try to provide an environment that is rich, colourful and designed to promote enjoyment and excitement in learning. The whole school shares all available resources and employs a variety of teaching styles and strategies. Great emphasis is placed on individual learning programmes to accommodate the full ability and attainment levels within each base. The progress of the children is monitored through careful record keeping.
The school is very proud of the partnership it has developed with parents. They are encouraged to take an active part in children’s learning. There is a thriving P.T.A. which raises funds, organises social events.