Deykin Avenue is situated in Witton, approximately two miles away from the City Centre. There is convenient access to the main bus and train routes and the school is within easy walking distance of the main shopping area in Witton.
All four entrances of the school have been adapted to ensure full access. There is a major ramp at the front and two smaller ramps at the back entrances. There are railings to the only steps at the Infant entrance.
The school has is small garden area with an outdoor classroom. The children take part in a range of gardening activities. The junior playground has an activity area, games markings on the ground and a shelter to provide a shady seating area. The infant playground has a variety of apparatus and equipment to engage our younger children in purposeful play activities.
The school is also situated within easy walking distance of a pleasant park area and a nearby canal, all of which are excellent resources for the school science and environmental work and the children can visit these during all seasons. We also have access to nearby allotments.
We have installed electronic gates which prevents vehicles accessing the site during the school day. The electronic system also prevents pedestrian access through the school site. Visitors have to access school via the secure gate entry system. Doors have been updated with extra security. This is to ensure that parents can be confident that no unauthorised persons can enter. The Governors and staff are aware that this inevitably restricts access for parents, but it is hoped that they respect and agree with the decision and understand they are welcome in school. The main office door has also been updated to enable easy access for those with disabilities.
The school is part of a close-knit community and many of the children are second and third generation. Most pupils who attend live in the surrounding area although some attend from further afield. The school is a one-form entry catering for children aged 4-11. There are approximately 210 children on roll in seven classes. Children benefit from the strong support that is given in this close, friendly and caring environment.