There has been a school at Colgate since 1865, but the main building has been located on its present site since 1915. It was modernised and extended in 1975/76 and again in 2001, and the school acquired an additional building in 2009. Today, the main building houses an ICT suite, library, group room, hall, kitchen and office in addition to a class base for Year 5/ Year 6 children.
The new building provides two class bases for respectively Reception/Year 1 and Year 1/Year 2 children, together with a covered outside area. Two further class bases for respectively Year 3/Year 4 and Year 4/Year 5 children are situated in modular units within the school grounds. All classes have interactive Clevertouch screens and access to laptops and ipads. We have a hard-surfaced playground and an adjacent bark area with a low level adventure trail, attractive seating, bird feeders and a pond. Opposite the school site we have a large playing field which is used for athletics and games, for PE and at playtimes (mostly in the summer term) as well as for sports day and other events.
Details of the curriculum can be found on the Class information pages. Each term the class teacher sends out a topic letter via email to parents that highlights what the children will be learning in each subject that term. In Key Stage 1 the children are taught phonics through the Song of Sounds programme. The main Reading scheme used throughout the school is Oxford Reading Tree but is supplemented by other schemes and texts including non-fiction texts.