Welcome to our …
small school filled with curious minds, big hearts
and happy voices
Welcome to our website, which we are constantly updating to make sure we are telling you everything you need to know and giving you a real flavour of our lovely schools.
Lavington Park Federation is a Federation of Graffham CE Infant School and Duncton CE Junior School.
We are a thriving village school based in two villages in West Sussex, serving a wide catchment area. We teach 4 – 7 years at Graffham CE Infant School and 7 – 11 years at Duncton CE Junior School. The schools are three miles apart and work in conjunction with each other, with the same Headteacher and the same Governing Body.
We are proud that Graffham and Duncton are both church schools with very close links with the clergy in both parishes. Read more here.
Our Church of England Vision Statement
Our creative Church of England schools nurture our whole community to flourish and embrace life in all its fullness (John 10.10). We develop kind, thoughtful children through enhancing friendships, promoting diversity, embracing spirituality and actively caring for our world. Confident in the inclusivity of our vision, we encourage curious, respectful learners who deeply explore faith, knowledge and wisdom together.
Our schools are situated in the South Downs National Park and our children spend a considerable amount of time learning outside, either as part of their normal lessons or in Forest School sessions. We personalise our creative curriculum to ensure that all children reach their potential based on their own curiosity and their interests. We care about each child and their family, valuing our strong links between home and school, and are always supportive of the needs of families and children both emotionally and academically.
Our Learning Values and Christian Values underpin all of our actions within school.
Our Learning Values, “the 7 Cs”, are taken from the research work of Professor Bill Lucas and his book ‘Educating Ruby’ :
As Church of England schools, it is our role to ensure that we provide an inclusive education focusing on Christian and British values. We support children and families of Christian faith, all faiths and none. We celebrate festivals that take place across the cultures and faiths of Britain. We learn about democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Our core Christian values are :
Lavington Park Federation works to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in all recruitment, training and support for families and children, and through curriculum opportunities through our Education for Safeguarding curriculum.
If you are interested in learning more about our beautiful schools, please email either school office directly or use the contact form on this site, to find out what arrangements we are able to offer to potential visitors at this time. You will find information about School Admissions if you click HERE.
The film below is an introduction to our wonderful rural school, nestled at the foot of the South Downs.
You can also click here to see a ‘virtual tour’ we have filmed to give a flavour of what starting school in Reception at Graffham Infant School would be like
And click here to see a film made for Year 2s moving up into Year 3 at Duncton
Helen Martin, Head Teacher