To date CMAT comprises of three neighbouring schools: St Nicholas CE First School, Birches First School and Codsall Middle School. Whilst not exclusively, almost all children from St Nicholas and Birches move on to Codsall Middle School at the end of Year 4. For a brief introduction to both schools, please see below.
Our vision is…
“to provide an innovative and stimulating environment offering a wealth of experiences to inspire all in our school community. Together we will find and believe in our skills and abilities and develop a love of learning within a nurturing, caring Christian faith.”
We believe that a child’s school life should be supported by teachers and parents working together. Children at St Nicholas are well motivated to learn and are supported by praise and rewards to encourage them to strive for success.
As a school we are committed to ensuring all of our children make very good progress in knowledge and skills across the curriculum, but particularly reaching the highest standards in Mathematics and English. Adults work in partnership to prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. As a church school we work in close partnership with St Nicholas Church and celebrate our Christian character.
Codsall Middle School is situated on the edge of rural South Staffordshire and caters for the needs of a wide catchment area. We are a successful, happy, high-achieving school; our SATs results consistently top local and national averages and continue to improve, with our best ever performance coming in 2014. Our vision is to create a caring environment where pupils are happy and safe, enabling them to flourish academically and personally. We are truly a school to be proud of!
Our Ofsted Inspection (July 2013) confirmed that Codsall Middle is a “Good school”. Perhaps more importantly, the Inspectors recognised that we are also an improving school, “…This is seen, for example, in the successful action taken to raise attainment and demonstrates the school’s good capacity for continued improvement “.
At Birches First School we are fortunate to have a very experienced and dedicated staff who strive to maintain a stimulating and industrious atmosphere in which each child is celebrated and their individual needs are recognised. The aims and ethos of the school reflect the value we place on each child’s achievements, whilst at the same time teaching children to work together in a caring and co-operative way.
We believe children’s success at school not only depends on the quality of teaching we provide, but also on effective relationships between home and school. Parental involvement is actively encouraged in many aspects of school life. The Governors of Birches represent the parents, the staff and the local community, and are firmly committed to ensuring that the best possible education is available to all children at our school.