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Cavalry Primary School

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Cavalry School is in the Fenland town of March and joined The Elliot Foundation in March 2017. The school and surrounding housing estate were built on land from Cavalry Barn Farm, named for the link with Oliver Cromwell’s army who stabled their horses here. Our school houses recall the working horses of years gone by: Shires, Percherons, Clydesdales and Suffolks.

We have fourteen classes in the main school and also run our own nursery which can accommodate up to 50 children in each session. Children and staff share a commitment to welcoming everyone to our school community and we are determined to provide an inclusive approach to all children, whatever their background, language or individual needs.

We offer a rich and balanced curriculum, where links are made between subjects wherever possible. Books and poems are usually the stimulus for reading, writing and grammar activities in English, often linked to a theme from history, geography or science. Cavalry is currently working towards ArtsMark Platinum, and music is central to the life of the school. We offer two choirs, many recorder groups, steel pan band, and individual instrument lessons to the children. We are particularly proud of our Senior Concert band, where many staff and some former pupils play alongside our older children creating an amazing sound. Our sports coach leads activities during the lunch break as well as teaching lessons and running clubs, so children have lots of opportunities to be physically active too.

We take great pride in our learning environments, both inside and outside the buildings. Children’s work is celebrated through displays, including a wide range of art work. Outdoors, the Early Years play area is a stimulating natural environment for learning and play, and our older children enjoy our pond, wildlife area, growing beds and willow tunnels.

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