Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "They have an amazing approach to teaching"
  • "My child adores school. The sense of fun and excitement you put into learning and teaching is great!"
  • "It's a welcoming environment where the teachers always make time for me."
  • "The school culture and environment is friendly, approachable and caring."
  • "The school is supportive, dedicated and a happy place to be."
  • "I like the way each child is treated individually."
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Learning Outside the Classroom  

We are proud to announce that Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School has achieved an important benchmark by being awarded the Learning Outside of the Classroom Mark (Bronze) award. This is a powerful statement of our understanding of, and commitment to, the benefits of learning outside the classroom.

Click here to access the LOtC website

Our LOtc Mark (Bronze) Certificate






“At Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School, it is our belief that every child should have access to the world beyond the classroom. We believe that this will enhance their overall personal development and create better learners.  As a school we will ensure that our children are provided with rich and engaging opportunities within our school grounds as well as visit the local area and beyond”

Please click here to see our Learning Outside the Classroom Policy.

When you enter Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School you will be extremely surprised at our vast outdoor space where children are able to enjoy learning and have fun.  We have a good mixture of tarmac, grassed, natural, decking and wooded areas as well as a large field.  We have raised growing beds, a sensory garden, willow structures, story chairs, fixed climbing equipment, trees for climbing and den building, large sand pits, mud kitchens, tree covered areas,  play ground markings, slopes, slides, mini beast habitats and a wide selection of plants, bushes and trees.  All these afford the children a wealth of exploration and learning opportunities.

We are very fortunate to be within a few minutes walking distance of Kings Tamerton woods where the children visit regularly for welly walks and forest school type activities.   We are able to make regular trips with the continued support of accompanying parents and carers, who I know enjoy this as much as the children.

We have links with Friends of Ham Woods and are able to access free outdoor workshops for the children. This year we have also engaged in the Active Neighbourhood Project. This is a joint project between Plymouth City Council, the RPSB and The Devon Wildlife Trust.

We have recently been given a large strip of land adjoining the Nursery and FS2 garden from South West Water.  They have cleared the brambles, removed the old metal fence and secured the boundary.   We now have a lovely natural area shaded by trees and the children are already making full use of it.

We welcome parents to view these areas and are always grateful for anyone with a love of gardening to help maintain the outdoors and suggest ways of developing it further.

As well as our immediate school and local environment, children have had opportunities to explore further afield.  Visits have included The Hoe, Crownhill Fort, Wembury beach, Pennywell Farm, Mount Edgecombe Country Park, The Eden Project, National Marine Aquarium, Totness Rare Breeds Centre, Paignton Zoo, Haldon Forest, The Royal Albert bridge, a boat trip in Plymouth Sound, walks to local parks, Morwellham Quay, Burrator Reservoir, and local fire station.  





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