Iver Heath Infant School and Nursery is a Local Education Authority maintained school, which serves children aged 3 to 7 years who live in the areas of Iver Heath and George Green. The LEA provides free transport for those living in the latter area. Applications are welcome from children living outside the reserved area, and will be considered against Buckinghamshire's Admission criteria. The admission number is 60 per year group.
The school was opened in 1974, having been built on the site of a Victorian school, which had been destroyed during the War. The premises house nine classrooms, one of which is used as a Music Room, and another a library. There are four "Quiet Rooms" between classrooms. One area is equipped as an Extra Support room called ‘The Launch Pad’. Our Hall is used for Assemblies, PE, Dance and Drama, as a dining room at lunchtime and for numerous PTA functions. The separate buildings, which include an Administrative block complete with Medical Room, are linked by covered walkways.
We are fortunate to have a Nursery, which opened in 1990 in a self-contained suite of rooms, with its own enclosed, outside play area. The Nursery admits children from a wider area if there are places available, for a daily three hour session in term time.
The school grounds are an attractive learning resource, with many varieties of trees, a newly created raised pond, raised flower beds and a recently re-designed enclosed garden, where children can watch their plants growing, and observe wildlife.
The playground area has been equipped with a variety of climbing apparatus on a permanent safety surface, and is decorated with markings, which stimulate and encourage children to learn through play. Our thriving PTA has raised the money and done much of the work to enhance our playground. We have a wonderful Gazebo which can be used for shade and as an outdoor classroom. We also have High Frequency words displayed around the playground to help children with their reading. In our outside shed there is a supply of playground apparatus for the children to choose at lunchtimes and a very exciting garden area used by the children for growing vegetables.
Security gates to both sides of the school ensure that visitors only have one point of access to the site via the automated front gate which is opened from the school office. Visitors are required to sign in and out, and to wear identification whilst on the premises. Staff are very aware of security issues and our routines are carefully planned to promote the safety of the children whilst they are at school.