Welcome to Sixpenny Handley First School and Nursery

A warm welcome to our village school which is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Cranborne Chase. As a Rights Respecting and Jigsaw Flagship school, we look to develop our children into young people who are prepared for each part of their learning journey and beyond.

From 2 years old, children are part of our community and encouraged to explore and take the lead with their learning; understanding and respecting their environment and supported to  step out of their comfort zone when presented with new and exciting challenges. Throughout the school, we nurture self-respect, friendship, endeavour and kindness linked to our  British values and where possible develop the children's understanding of what it means to be part of rural Dorset, the UK and the wider world.

 "Awe, Curiosity and Wonder'  support our children's learning in Explorers, and as we continue through the school we drive our broad and exciting curriculum with 7 learning behaviours which we believe are fundamental to success:

Collaboration
Collaboration
Connectivity
Connectivity
Innovation
Innovation
Reflection
Reflection
Resilience
Resilience
Questioning
Questioning
Independence
Independence

Pupil voice is integral to the success of our school and each half term we invite the children to reflect on different aspects of school life and suggest what works well and what could be even better. Our children are the best ambassadors for our school so please contact us to arrange a visit and see firsthand what it means to be a part of Sixpenny Handley First  School and `Nursery.

Please contact the school office: office@sixpennyhandley.dorset.sch.uk or ring us on 01725 552356.

                                                                                                                     Mrs Musselwhite