Maple Tree Lower School was opened in September 2000 to serve the Fallow Field and more recently the St Ivel Park estates which are on the northern edge of the market town of Sandy.
In the first year of the school opening, children aged 3 to 7 were admitted. The intake was gradually built up over the subsequent years until all year groups were established by 2002.
The current capacity of the school is 225 with an admission number of 45 for any one year group. In addition there is a nursery class which caters for up to 45 children on a part time basis following their third birthday.
In September 2003 the school opened its new building for the Foundation stage which was part of the ‘Classroom of the Future Project’ – a partnership venture between the DfES, Science Museum and three local schools. More recently, two further additions have provided an additional classroom, an office, a large resource room, an improved staff room, two group rooms, a new nursery classroom and dedicated facilities for our extended school facilities (breakfast and after school club).
Our school is housed in a new and modern building which offers bright and open learning environments. In addition to the classrooms, we have a library, group rooms and a large multipurpose hall for assemblies, dining and a wide range of physical activities. Outside, we have a large field as well as hard play space. Our youngest children have access to their own secured play area. We are currently developing the landscape and have planted a range of trees, bushes and plants as well as erecting two large pavilions to provide outdoor learning spaces.
The School Governors have overall responsibility for the daily running and strategic vision of our school and delegate much of the internal management to the Head Teacher and staff.