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The Conifers Community: Our School, Our Family

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Conifers School isn’t just a place of learning, it is a strong community that exists to support our pupils, their families, and those in the wider local area too. Throughout our time with us, children learn the importance of community, for themselves and for those around them, and are inspired to make those connections that are so crucial to the way we live. Let’s take a look at the Conifers community, and how we make it work for our pupils and the community outside the school. 

Community Within The School 

Of course, our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our pupils – and their understanding that they have support where and when they need it is important. Children thrive in supportive environments, and as a result perform better academically, which is why we emphasise community in everything we do.

Pastoral Support – A Community For Pupils

Naturally, children get their first experience of the sense of community within our school during their time with their form tutor. This important part of their day is essential for their understanding of how communities work. During this time, we teach children how to access support both within the school and outside the school. This is critical for their future growth, and shows them that there is always someone that they can get support from when they need it – and that they can be a support for someone in need too. Our pastoral care focuses on the Circle of Care, which includes everyone from the Headteacher to friends and mentors, to external agencies such as the Police and the NSPCC, should they be required. 

Wraparound Care – Support For Families

Conifers School offers wraparound care before and after school care, which can be a vital support system for working parents. This care extends from 8 am to 6 pm during term time, offering both flexibility and peace of mind.

The day begins with our Breakfast Club, available to all pupils. At the end of the school day, Conifers pupils can join our After School Care, which provides a safe and comfortable environment for relaxation, play, and snacks. Children complete their homework or take part in various after-school clubs. Our diverse range of activities not only enriches children’s lives but also builds friendships and skill development.

Our wraparound care forms a supportive community that benefits both parents and children. It’s more than just extended hours; it’s a nurturing, safe space for children to thrive while parents focus on their professional commitments, knowing their children are in caring and experienced hands.

Holiday Club – A Helping Hand For Parents

Holiday times can be a challenge for busy working parents, particularly when peak professional times fall during school breaks. That’s why we offer our year-round Holiday Club, to support parents and provide enriching experiences for their children. 

Our Holiday Club caters to children aged 3 to 11 years, ensuring that parents have a reliable and engaging option for their children during school breaks. What sets our Holiday Club apart is our commitment to maintaining a low child-to-adult ratio. We believe in providing individual care and attention to each child, so children feel valued and supported throughout their time with us. Our qualified and experienced staff work tirelessly to create child-centred activities and play opportunities that cater to the unique interests and needs of every child.

Whether your child is joining us for the first time or returning for another holiday, our focus remains the same: to help each child thrive, try new things, and build essential life skills. With fresh and exciting nature-inspired ideas for each holiday camp, your child will embark on a journey filled with outdoor exploration, resilience building, and the opportunity to form new friendships.

For more information and bookings, please email Hannah Corps at forest school@conifersschool.com.

Support For Our Wider Community

Our pupils are encouraged to take action to support the community where they see that they can help, and as we’ve already mentioned, children are encouraged to be kind and supportive in all aspects of the school. With that in mind, we help to empower pupils to translate that into charitable work where possible, whether that is raising money for local causes that matter, committing time to help, or creating something that can help someone else. 

We love our local community, and we’re always looking for ways that we can support the local community in a realistic way, as well as forging strategic links with businesses that can benefit both our pupils and the businesses themselves. 
Looking to join the Conifers community? Perhaps you’re a parent looking for the right school for your child, or you’re a local business or charity that would like to partner with us – whatever your reason for your interest in Conifers, get in touch, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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