St Ives pupils are going places...

My daughter knows the teachers in the school and they know her, it is friendly, warm and really knows it's stuff when it comes to child development.

Parent 2016

Really nice nurturing environment, in lovely setting. Most important is how much my daughter loves it there - so much so she often doesn't want to come home!

Parent 2016

My son, like all boys needs to get outside and be physical and the outdoor space at St Ives is an adventure park with lots of space to run and wonderful views, for him to run around in.

Parent 2016

I love St Ives so much because we learn lots and we do lots of sport and Forest School. I really enjoy everything!

Tabitha (age 9)

It is cheerful, enthusiastic, and encouraging every day I come in excited and leave wanting to carry on my lessons! I am so lucky to have this school.

Annie (age 10)

I love St Ives because of the grounds, the beautiful view and lessons.

Sophie (age 8)

St Ives School is a very smiley place and everyone is happy to come to school every day.


Pupils achievements and the quality of their learning are excellent.

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, 2015

I try to savour my days at St Ives as they are best school days I will ever have.


St Ives is a really exciting place to be, with so many fun activities and extra-curricular clubs so you’re never left out.


If I had to sum up St Ives in one word it would be AMAZING!


St Ives is caring and supportive, we are like a big family.


St Ives may look small but actually it is exploding with education excitement and fun, all of the teachers are inspiring in each and every lesson.


St Ives is a school which is full of opportunities to achieve great things.



In the modern age a thorough grounding in computing to build digital proficiency is a vital skill for every child to acquire.

At St Ives School we ensure that every pupil is fully equipped with the foundations of computing that they will need for the rest of their lives. Computing provides opportunities to use logic and computational thinking and creativity, resourcefulness and ingenuity in real life, to solve problems, design systems and appreciate the powers and limits of human and machine intelligence.

Through the computing curriculum, children will design, debug and build programs, learn how computers and computer systems work; develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content. We aim for them to become digitally literate, responsible and safe digital citizens who are equipped to embrace a fast paced and evolving digital world. Computing at St Ives from Y1 to 6 involves 7 areas of learning.

7 themes in St Ives Computing Curriculum

Computational thinking

Computer Science foundations-algorithms / abstraction /decomposition/logical reasoning/patterns


Computer science-planning, writing, testing computer programmes for digital devices

Computer Nuts and Bolts

Computer science-how digital technology works 'the behind the scenes’

Online presentation, Communication and Collaboration.

Mainly IT-making the most of computers and the internet for working collaboratively, communicating and sharing/presenting

Media, Creativity and Programme Application

Mainly IT-Creating and refining digital content using digital tools across a range of media and using a variety of software

Data and graphical modelling

Collecting and analyzing data using computers, organizing manipulating and presenting this to an audience


Digital Citizenship-Being safe and responsible digital citizens and aware of their digital footprint


All children from Nursery to Year 6 get a lesson a week of Computing. It is our aim that many skills taught in the lessons described above are transferable to other curriculum areas, supporting learning across the spectrum and helping pupils build connections and start to see their education as a cohesive whole.

Technology is embedded throughout the curriculum at St Ives and is viewed as a powerful tool for teaching and learning. The school has 2 full class sets of iPads which are used regularly to support the teaching of a variety of subjects. Additionally, classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and audio-visual equipment. The children have opportunities to make use of different forms of technology within lessons, including digital voice recorders, digital cameras, video conferencing cameras and camcorders. The school also has a dedicated and purpose built computer suite to further reinforce our commitment to digital education.

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

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