Admissions for September 2021

Letter for new parents

Visitors  

Covid-19 Visitor Guidelines

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is asking for the support and understanding of visitors in helping us minimise the risk of COVID-19.

We have limited access to the site to essential visitors only. If you are unsure as to whether your proposed visit is considered essential, please email the School Office - officemousehold@istnorfolk.co.uk

If your visit to Mousehold is an essential one, we would nevertheless ask that you refrain from visiting if:

  • You have developed a fever (above 37.8C) or a new, continuous cough within the last seven days, or if you have a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
  • Anyone in your household is required to self-isolate in accordance with Government guidelines.

Please take note if visiting:

  • Along with all of the staff at Mousehold, any visitor to the school should wash their hands with soap and water before leaving home and once they arrive at Mousehold. Gel hand sanitiser will also be available on arrival and throughout your visit.
  • Please bring your own pen to sign in with if possible. Otherwise we will give you a pen to take with you and it won’t be reused at school.
  • Please keep at least 2 metres apart from staff and children where possible.

Parental Feedback

Throughout this COVID period I feel Mousehold has led the way in regards to safeguarding, hygiene, awareness and communication.
You as a school are striving to keep our school a safer place to be through these worrying times.
Thank you all for your hard work, as I think when you finally try and relax over the Christmas period you can look back and feel proud of what you have achieved.

We really appreciate all the Facebook posts and emails we’ve received from you. We can’t quite believe that our final year with you all has been so short but the way in which you’ve engaged with us has been so helpful.   July 2020

I just wanted to say in writing thank you for everything you have done for us as part of Mousehold Community. I am personally very grateful for Key Worker care and would not have been able to work or secure future work without having my son at school.  July 2020

Just wanted to drop you a note to say how much my daughter enjoyed the ‘Hoot with Me’ sessions via Zoom. She was so pleased to see everyone, ask her questions and show the work she has been doing. These sessions have been great as we don’t get out much, so these sessions have really connected her with school, teachers, learning and the ability to do something ‘out of the norm’.  July 2020

Feels like a ‘small’ school – everyone knows everyone and is friendly. May 2019

Although this year has been cut short at school, we haven't felt detached - and have really appreciated the warmth and continued sense of community generated by the school.  July 2020

I just want to say that my daughter has really enjoyed being back at school, the staff at Mousehold have been great with making her feel at ease with the changes that have been in place.  July 2020

In challenging times you have been great at keeping us parents updated with the situation via newsletter and the facebook group and for that I am grateful.  July 2020

My daughter is very excited about starting Year 1 in September.  July 2020

I’m sorry your term has ended abruptly but what you have done to educate and prepare our children for Covid 19 is amazing. My daughter comes home cheerful, full of hope and sound knowledge. She feels safe and happy.  March 2020

Diversity is celebrated and individual needs are well catered for. We know that our concerns are considered and acted upon and we appreciate that. May 2019

School encourages us to teach our children their mother tongue. May 2019

Super proactive with all of the learning and making it a really fun place to be. May 2019

Extra curricular activities and experiences such as forest school, capoeira, ukulele etc. May 2019

Appreciation of pupils achievements outside of school in assemblies. May 2019

IST Statement

Welcome to our lovely school where we take care, aim high, enjoy learning and achieve success. We do this through the use of High Five.

Respect, Help, Learn, Enjoy, Achieve

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is a happy, calm and exciting place to learn and we are proud of our staff and children’s positive and caring attitudes towards others and the progress the children make during their time with us. We believe in the value of progress in personal development as well as the academic subjects. We believe in every child and encourage each child to have a go and persevere. We watch the children’s self esteem grow each day.

We love to work closely with parents and carers and there are many opportunities for you to be involved in your children’s learning journey with us.

A strength of our school is our positive approach to behaviour management and inclusion. We follow the PATHs curriculum where children learn how to manage their feelings positively.

We work closely with our feeder Junior School, George White Junior and we have recently joined the Inclusive Schools Trust. This enables us to work even more closely with local, like minded schools.

Community is important to us. We listen to our community. We would love you to come and visit us. It is a happy place to work and learn.

You can read the latest newsletter opposite. Major school documents such as Pupil Premium funding and Sport Premium funding as well as school policies are available online, as is the school's latest Ofsted report.

Mrs Rebecca Westall
Headteacher

Parents/Carers: If you would like a paper copy of any of the information shown on our school website please contact the school office.

Mousehold Infant and Nursery school academised on November 1st 2018. This means that it is no longer run by the Local Authority. It has joined with five other schools in the community to form a Multi Academy Trust (MAT)

We are part of the Inclusive Schools Trust. If you would like to learn more about the Trust please visit www.inclusiveschoolstrust.co.uk