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  • WELCOME TO STRETTON SCHOOL

  • Stretton School was founded in 1969 by Yvonne Barnett.  It is a small, non-selective co-educational independent school in Norwich for children aged 12 months to 7 years.

    The School prides itself on traditional values where children flourish under the nurturing and supportive guidance of caring staff.  Our children achieve academic excellence through a broad and balanced curriculum in small classes, where individuality is encouraged and respected.  Children have excellent attitudes towards work, are highly enthusiastic learners and develop independence and confidence for the next steps in their young lives.  They make use of the picturesque garden and learn through a range of both indoor and outdoor opportunities.

    Stretton School achieves outstanding pass rates to the children’s first choice of schools and we have very strong links with a number of local independent schools, particularly Norwich School.

    Academic results for the school year 2015/2016 show children achieving well above the National Average.

    If you would like to come and visit us, please contact our Admissions Secretary to make an appointment.  We look forward to your visit.

     

    Anita Barclay

    Headmistress

  • Helping children from 12 months to 8 years develop

  •  The Nippers Department

    Opened in 2002, the Nippers Deparment has extended the age range in the nursery admitting children from 12 months. READ MORE

    The Nursery Department

    This department offers a wide range of activities and experiences for children aged 2 1/2 years to 3 1/2 years. READ MORE

    Transition

    Transition offers a more structured daily timetable and at this stage children are introduced to the reading scheme. READ MORE

    The Main School

    Small class sizes are a feature of Stretton School. READ MORE

  • Stretton School’s guiding principles

  • To provide a safe, happy and secure environment in which children enjoy learning, have fun and leave with lasting memories and friendships.

    To ensure children achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally according to their ability.

    To promote good manners, courtesy and consideration towards others and to develop self-respect, self-confidence and self-assurance.

    To ensure individuality is respected and to give children the opportunity of a broad and varied co-educational experience.

    To educate children to deal positively with any obstacles or limitations they may encounter.

    To heighten children’s perception and  understanding of the world around them.

    To encourage a life-long motivation and desire for learning.

  • An introduction to our team

  • At Stretton School we work hard as a team to create a secure and positive learning environment where pupils are encouraged to learn and each valued for their own unique abilities.

    Staff at our school work hard to provide high quality learning and teaching experiences and we promote an atmosphere of achievement, attainment and enjoyment.

     

    Yvonne Barnett, Founder

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mrs Barnett founded Stretton School in June 1969.  She was one of the founding members of The Playgroup Association in Norfolk.  Before establishing Stretton School, she was responsible for the setting up and running of nine playgroups in Norwich.  Mrs Barnett influenced the lives of thousands of children who attended Stretton School and sadly passed away in November 2016.  She was an inspiration to many people.

     

     

    Malcolm Barnett

     

     

     

     

    Malcolm Barnett has had overall responsbility of Stretton School in November 2016.  He has run a successful IT company for over 30 years and his children and grandchildren have attended Stretton School.

    His contact details are as follows:

    c/o Stretton School
    1 Albemarle Road
    Norwich
    NR2 2DF
    Tel no:  01603 451285
     
     
     
    Anita Barclay, Headmistress, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Behaviour Management Officer

     

    Mrs Barclay has worked at Stretton School since May 2003.  She was appointed Deputy Principal in April 2012 and Headmistress in September 2016.  She has a Foundation Degree for Teaching Assistants, and a BA (Hons) Degree in Childhood Studies from the University of East Anglia.  Mrs Barclay also has a Diploma from Lucie Clayton Secretarial College and worked in Public Relations for 10 years.  Her other qualifications include certificates in First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Fire Safety, Safer Recruitment, Multi-Agency Working, Data Protection, Risk Assessment, Step-On Training, Healthy Eating for the Under 12’s, Childhood Illnesses, Health and Safety and an NVQ2 and NVQ3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning.  She has completed a number of courses on the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Common Assessment Framework and the Family Support Process.  Mrs Barclay is also a Fire Safety Officer and Behaviour Management Officer.

     

     

    Jane Brydon, Deputy Head Teacher

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mrs Brydon joined Stretton School in 1986, and teaches in Prep 3 (Year 2).  She has taught in a number of junior schools working with children aged 6-11 years and was Head of the English Department at a school in Yorkshire.  Her qualifications include a Bachelor in Education (Hull University), a Bachelor of Arts (Leicester), and certificates in both First Aid and Safeguarding Children.  She is actively involved with Christ Church, Norwich, which has very close links with the school.

     

    Iain Patterson, Prep 3 Form Teacher

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    Mr Patterson has an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, a BSc (Hons) in Management Science with Marketing from the University of Stirling and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of East Anglia.  He is the Form Teacher in Prep 3.  His previous role was teaching a Year 2 class at Kings Park Infant School in Dereham with responsibility as Teacher in Charge.  He has been a Staff Governor for the past 8 years and is on the School Advisory Board.  Prior to teaching, Iain was a Senior Software Designer for Scottish Equitable Plc and Aegon UK.  He has current certificates in First Aid and Safeguarding Children.

     

     

    Robert Coyle, Prep 2 Form Teacher

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    Mr Coyle joined Stretton School in September 2015 and is the Form Teacher for Prep 2 (Year 1).  He has a Bachelor of Education Degree from Trinity College, Dublin and has previously worked in Germany, the United Arab Emirates and most recently at Town Close House School and the Compass Centre in Great Yarmouth supporting children with severe behavioural difficulties.

     

     

     

     

    Selina Leeks, Prep 1 Teacher

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    Miss Leeks joined Stretton School in September 2016.  She has a Foundation Degree in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and is about to complete her Early Years BA (Hons).  She also has a Higher Level Teaching Assistant Professional Development and has completed numerous courses related to the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

     

    Alice Merrywest, Teaching Assistant

     

     

     

    Miss Merrywest joined Stretton School in September 2017 as a Teaching Assistant to support Prep 1, 2 and 3.  She has a BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies and has completed numerous courses whilst SENCo in her previous role.  She has current certificates in Safeguarding and First Aid.

     

    Transition Form Teacher, Head of Early Years

     

     

    Miss Riches joined Stretton School in September 2007 and is the Form Teacher in Transition.  She holds an NNEB and has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies.  Miss Riches has worked as a Nanny as well as in Nurseries, holds Safeguarding Children and First Aid certificates and has completed both the introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Common Assessment Framework and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.

     

    Linda Reynolds, Transition Teaching Assistant, Tea Time Club and Holiday Club Manageress

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Miss Reynolds joined Stretton School in 1999 and works as a Classroom Assistant in Transition.  She holds an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, a Certificate in Childcare, Part 1 of her NNEB and current First Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates.  Miss Reynolds has also completed a GNVQ in Health and Social Care and has just completed an NVQ Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning.  She has also completed the introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (Birth to 5) and the Common Assessment Framework.

     

     

    Natalie Withey, Transition Teaching Assistant

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Miss Withey joined Stretton School in September 2003 and works as a Classroom Assistant in Transition.  She holds certificates in Safeguarding Children, First Aid and Risk Assessment, and has studied a CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Childcare.  She has completed both an NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Child Care and Development, the introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (Birth to 5) and the Common Assessment Framework.

     

     

     

     

    Wendy Masters, Nursery Manageress, SENCo

     

     

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    Mrs Masters joined Stretton School in February 2016 and is the Manageress in the Nursery.  Mrs Masters has a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies, a post graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Studies, and Early Years Professional Status.  She has vast experience working in nurseries including 8 years as Deputy Manager at Hewett Under 5’s, and as Manager of Nightingales Nursery.  She has current Safeguarding and First Aid certificates and is the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jade Halse, Nursery Assistant

     

    Miss Halse joined Stretton School in October 2017 as a Nursery Assistant.  She has a BTEC First Diploma Level 2 in Childcare, and is about to complete her Level 3.  Miss Halse has worked with children of all ages within Early Years and has a current First Aid Certificate.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Helen Batstone, Nursery Assistant

     

     

    Miss Batstone joined Stretton School in February 2017 as a Nursery Assistant.  She has a Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 Certificate, and has a BA in History and Philosophy.  Miss Batstone has First Aid and Safeguarding Certificates.

     

     

     

     

    Sandra Withey, Nippers Manageress

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mrs Withey joined Stretton School in 2002 to set up and manage the Nippers Department.  She has over 25 years experience working in Nurseries and holds a Certificate in Childcare, certificates in both Safeguarding Children and First Aid, and has completed both the Birth to Three Matters –The Four Aspects and Effective Planning, the introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (Birth to 5), the Common Assessment Framework and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.

     

    Joanne Barnes, Nippers Manageress

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mrs Barnes joined Stretton School in March 2010 as Joint Manageress in the Nippers Department.  She has a Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB) and certificates for Managing Challenging Behaviour, First Aid and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.  Mrs Barnes has over 12 years childcare experience working in Nurseries in Norfolk.

     

     

     

     

    Zoe Cramer, Nippers Deputy Manageress, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

     

     

    Ms Cramer joined Stretton School in November 2016.  She was previously a Child Minder working with children from 6 months to 12 years.  She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Foundation Degree in Early Years and certificates in First Aid, Child Protection and numerous courses relating to young children.  Ms Cramer is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Louisa Hughes, Nippers Nursery Assistant

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Miss Hughes joined Stretton School in September 2006.  She has completed her CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education Level 2, and has a CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children.  Louisa also has a Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.  Louisa has worked with children of all ages in her placements and holds current First Aid, Safeguarding Children and Risk Assessment Certificates.  She has completed the introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (Birth to 5) and the Common Assessment Framework.

     

    Chelsea Spruce, Nippers Nursery Assistant

     

     

     

    Miss Spruce joined Stretton School in August 2016.  She has a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and has worked with children of all ages. She has provided Specialist Support to a child with additional needs,  assisted as a Teaching Assistant in Preps 1, 2 and 3 and currently works in Nippers.  She has certificates in First Aid and Child Protection.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Patricia Barber, Nippers, Nursery and Transition Assistant

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    Mrs Barber joined Stretton School in March 2015 to support all staff in Nippers, Nursery and Transition, as well as Tea Time and Holiday Clubs.  She has a NVQ Level 2 in Child Care and Development.  Pat has many years’ experience working with children of all ages.

     

     

     

     

     

    Kelly Muttock, Admissions and School Secretary

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mrs Muttock joined Stretton School in 1997, initially working in the Nursery.  She left to bring up her family, but rejoined the school in 2007 working as a classroom assistant in both Reception and Year 1.  Mrs Muttock has completed the introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (Birth to 5).  She holds current First Aid and Safeguarding certificates.

     

     

     

    Silvana Chrisovelides, Bursar

     

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    Mrs Chrisovelides joined Stretton School in August 2013 as Admissions Secretary to cover maternity leave.  Silvana has a BA (Hons) degree in Spanish, French and Business Studies from Swansea University.  She holds a current Safeguarding Certificate, and has attended Governor Safeguarding Training as part of her role on the School Advisory Board.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Julie Bird, Swimming Teacher

     

    Mrs Bird is a peripatetic swimming teacher who has worked with the children at Stretton School for over 15 years.  Her qualifications include an FISTC and AISTLS and she runs her own swimming school.  Mrs Bird teaches at a number of schools in Norfolk.

     

    Nassima Atmaoui-Fischer, French Teacher

     

     

    Mrs Atmaoui-Fischer teaches French.  She has been a language consultant and tutor for schools, companies and private people since 2008, and runs French clubs at several schools in Norwich.  She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of East-Anglia and has previously worked with children for A Petits Pas.   Before coming to Norwich, she taught French to English speaking people at the “Alliance Française” of Nairobi.

     

    Lisa Dennis, Office Assistant

     

     

     

    Lisa joined Stretton School in September 2016 to cover long term sickness leave.  She has experience of working in schools with young children as a Teaching Assistant, and works at T W Gaze Auction House in Diss.

     

     

  • The Nippers Department

    The Nippers Department is for children aged 12 months to 2 1/2 years old. Children must attend a minimum of 4 sessions per week – 4 mornings/afternoons or 2 full days

     

    Nursery Department

    The Nursery is for children aged 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years. Children must attend a minimum of 4 sessions per week – 4 mornings/afternoons or 2 full days. From the age of 3 years, children are required to attend a minimum of 6 sessions per week.  In the term following a child’s 3rd birthday they become eligible for Early Years Funding.

     

     

    Transition

    Transition is for children aged 3 1/2 years to 4 1/2 years. Children attend full time.

     

    Main School

    Prep 1 (Reception) is for children aged 4 1/2 years to approximately 5 1/2 years and all children attend full time.

    Prep 2 (Year 1) is for children aged 5 1/2 years to 6 years.

    Prep 3 (Year 2) is for children aged approximately 6 and 7 years. We do occassionally arrange for children to stay an extra year if they are preparing for entrance examinations at a later date.

  • Breakfast, Tea Time and Holiday Clubs

  • Before and after school clubs are available to all children from 7:30am to 8:45am and 3pm to 6:00pm. All activities are supervised by our experienced staff and children are welcome to use the clubs at any time.

    The Tea Time Club provides homework facilities for the older children, supervised games, both indoors and outdoors, and planned craft activities.

    The Holiday Club is open during the school holidays from 7:30am to 6:00pm apart from all Bank Holidays, the Norfolk Show and a week over the Christmas period. We suggest that parents book children 24 hours in advance so we can provide adequate staff.

    Please check the current Fee Schedule for prices.

     

     

WELCOME TO STRETTON SCHOOL

Stretton School was founded in 1969 by Yvonne Barnett. It is a small, non-selective co-educational independent school in Norwich for children aged 12 months to 7 years.

The School prides itself on traditional values where children flourish under the nurturing and supportive guidance of caring staff. Our children achieve academic excellence through a broad and balanced curriculum in small classes, where individuality is encouraged and respected. Children have excellent attitudes towards work, are highly enthusiastic learners and develop independence and confidence for the next steps in their young lives. They make use of the picturesque garden and learn through a range of both indoor and outdoor opportunities.

Stretton School achieves outstanding pass rates to the children’s first choice of schools and we have very strong links with a number of local independent schools, particularly Norwich School.

If you would like to come and visit us, please contact our Admissions Secretary to make an appointment. We look forward to your visit.

Anita Barclay
Headmistress
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