Welcome to Little Common School!
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will enjoy getting an overview of our school from the photos and articles here. Do please contact us to enjoy a tour of the school.
For our new families of children in Reception, we hope they enjoy our video showing you some of the areas of the school and things you can do to prepare you for starting at Little Common.
We are a large, dynamic school and attract pupils from across the Bexhill and St Leonards area. We are proud of our good reputation and able pupils do particularly well in our school (as shown in our ‘greater depth’ scores in our Key Stage 2 SATs results).
We have an exciting, broad curriculum, which offers pupils meaningful learning based on first-hand experience. Children here enjoy experiences such as cookery lessons and science fairs, and every child learns to play both the recorder and the ukulele.
We have been awarded the School Games Gold Mark recognising our commitment to the development of PE, sport and competition across the school. We have also received the Gold Artsmark award to celebrate the cultural and creative skills the children demonstrate in art, music and across our curriculum.
We are so lucky to be located close to many wonderful landmarks and we make the most of these. Pupils visit Cooden Beach to learn about the coastline and caring for the environment, they perform on stage at the De La Warr Pavilion and White Rock Theatre and they learn about history in our local museum or while standing on the site of the Battle of Hastings.
Being a large school means that we have great resources and expertise. Our senior leaders are skilled in their roles and offer support and training to other schools. Our facilities are exceptional - we have an extensive play area, computer room and a wonderful library, designed by our children. It even has its very own tree in the centre!
We offer a range of exciting trips each year, including many competitive sports events. We have a residential trip in Year 6 and offer a free overnight stay here at school for all pupils in Year 5 as a way of preparing them for that. This year’s sleepover was attended by more that 60 pupils and was a great success.
We pride ourselves in the nurture of our pupils. Every child is an individual and we seek to bring out the very best in each child, whatever their talents.
Our school values logo summarises what we want every child to be:
We have also created a charter of 10 things we want every child to do with us before they leave primary school. We feel that these will enrich their primary years and help to prepare them to be successful learners and responsible citizens.
Do come and see our school. You can meet our delightful pupils, enthusiastic staff and see our fantastic building. I look forward to welcoming you soon.
Linda Appleby, Executive Headteacher