Welcome to our website.  We hope it gives you a flavour of the aspirations we have for our children and the pride we have in our school community. We work in a principled way based on what evidence tells us gets children off to the best possible start.

We place a high value on relationships between children, staff and families. We aim to enable children to be the very best version of themselves so believe partnership with families is vital. Of course to achieve this we recruit high quality staff with broad specialist qualifications.

Our school is a larger than average infant school, located near the University of East Anglia and in the middle of the dynamic West Earlham community, situated approximately 2.5 miles from the centre of the historic city of Norwich. We have a purpose built nursery which has the capacity for over 100 of our youngest learners. We have educational provision for 2 year olds – 7 year olds

We place very strong emphasis on providing a nurturing and inclusive environment which is welcoming to all and that encourages children to enjoy their learning. However the governors and staff are aspirational for the children so that they acquire the vital skills and attitudes that enable them to thrive and flourish at school and in the future. We are delighted our approach has been validated by OFSTED as Outstanding in all areas.

We pride ourselves on being a genuinely welcoming school, so if you want to find out more, don't just take our word for it. Please do come and visit us.

Mrs S. Mardell

 Latest from our Facebook Page

Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 - 4:21 pm

Year2 working out their fractions.

... Read MoreRead Less

View on our Facebook Page

Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 - 8:33 am

Our first After School Club at the Sainsburys Centre for Visual Arts is proving to be a great success. We are running this club again so please do encourage your child to sign up. They even get a taxi ride as part of the experience. ... Read MoreRead Less

View on our Facebook Page

Friday January 18th, 2019 - 3:04 pm

We had our first Mystery Reader in school today. Tom (who also does an amazing job with our school grounds and stunning outdoor areas) came in to read. He shared a story inspired by Ernest Shackleton, a role model of a leader who, in extreme circumstances, kept his team together in a incredible survival story. ... Read MoreRead Less

View on our Facebook Page

Friday January 18th, 2019 - 10:16 am

Thanks for families for joining year1 for boards games this morning. Did you get any ideas for any that you might play this weekend?
Did you know that board games are a great way of teaching important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. You don't need to spend a fortune, even simple games with a pack of cards or snakes and ladders can be really effective.
Why not give it a go this weekend.
... Read MoreRead Less

View on our Facebook Page

Thursday January 17th, 2019 - 11:37 am

Dear Families,
West Earlham Infant & Nursery School - Appointment of Headteacher
I am very pleased to inform you that Sarah Mardell, who is currently Acting Head Teacher of the school has, after a formal appointment and interview process, been appointed Head Teacher of the school on a permanent basis. The appointment is effective from today.
As Chair of Governors I think this is an excellent appointment for the school and I am confident that Mrs Mardell will not only sustain the standards of the school but also improve on these very high standards over the years to come to secure the best possible outcomes for our children.
Yours faithfully,
Pamela Turnbull
Chair of Governors
... Read MoreRead Less

View on our Facebook Page

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 4:42 pm

We had an author is school last week and this was her feedback on our wonderful children "the children were brilliant. Please let them know it was a delight to discover such attentive enthusiasm and I was impressed. I’m looking forward to reading all the children’s stories and seeing their illustrations – how exciting!" ... Read MoreRead Less

View on our Facebook Page

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 1:16 pm

Just to inform families that Tesco School Uniform Embroidery service has closed. Our new supplier is 'My Clothing'. They offer great value as well as support your school through its donation scheme.
Any questions please do speak to the office.
... Read MoreRead Less

View on our Facebook Page

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 11:29 am

Mystery readers wanted. We are looking for volunteers to come into school and read to our children. Please share with family, friends, neighbours etc. Everyone is welcome.
Please don't tell your child your plans ... it doesn't make it much of a mystery then!!
... Read MoreRead Less

View on our Facebook Page

Learn Well Live Well

Contact Us.

Acting Head Teacher: Sarah Mardell

West Earlham Infant & Nursery School
Scarnell Road, Norwich, NR5 8HT