- About Us
- Pupil Care
- Outside the Classroom
At The Elms we have a wealth of specialist facilities that enhance the curriculum and the education opportunities for our children.
In addition to the shared areas of our school, each age-specific area has safe appropriate facilities to enable outdoor play and outdoor learning.
At The Elms our playgrounds are a fun and exciting escape from all the hard work that goes on in the classrooms. Friendly prefects and enthusiastic lunchtime supervisors assist all ages of children to play a range of games at lunchtime.
The Nursery and Reception playground are a vibrant space with light and shade, music making stations, painted walls, equipment and activities to keep all children happily entertained throughout lunchtime.
Our Year 1 and 2 playground has climbing frames and a range of role play equipment that satisfies the theatrical skills of many children. Hoops and skipping ropes as well as a range of balls give children opportunity to experience a range of activities.
The Year 3 playground has a large space for developing social skills and has recently benefitted from a fantastic Trim Trail that is used, and loved, by all children.
Years 4, 5 and 6 share a larger space with many areas. The astro turf is used for team and ball games. There is also a hard court area which has been designated a “non-running” area which allows games such as Giant Jenga and Chess to take place. This is also a space where lunchtime supervisors are often seen joining in with skipping games! In addition to these two areas there is also an adventure playground and a large grass area for more activities to occur.
In addition to the above facilities which are dedicated Elms spaces, we also have access to wonderful facilities that we share with our Senior School Trent College.
These include use of the extensive fields and courts, astro-turf pitches and the May Hall Theatre for large scale performing arts events, the Chapel, the Swimming Pool and the opportunities offered by the 45 acre landscaped grounds and arboretum.
We benefit enormously from sharing our campus with Trent College; as well as gaining access to many wonderful facilities, it also ensures a smoother transition from primary to secondary education.