Lorraine Infant School caters for children aged 2-7 years in our Nursery and Infant classes.
The school has an interesting history as it was built on part of the site of a Free French Camp established during the 2nd World War. General de Gaulle visited the camp on many occasions and was frequently seen in Camberley. He later gave his permission for the school to bear the name of 'Lorraine' from the French 'Cross of Lorraine'. In June 2005 surviving members of the Free French Lorraine 342 Squadron visited Camberley and presented a plaque to the school, which can be found in our hall.
The school consists of specialist Early Years Foundation Stage units and several Key Stage 1 teaching areas. We have wonderful outdoor learning areas, which are well resourced. The Foundation Stage garden, to which children have free access, is designed and resourced to support all areas of children's early development. Our Key Stage 1 outdoor learning environment has climbing equipment, an outdoor theatre, a MUGA sports pitch, a large playground, trim trail and field area. In addition, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful nature garden with a pond, minibeast area, flower and vegetable gardens, meadow area and raised sensory beds, all of which offer rich opportunities for active learning outdoors. The school hall is equipped with a wide range of PE apparatus and equipment. Appetising and nutritious meals are cooked on site and served in the hall from a servery. We have a well resourced library with an area that is used for targeted group work, and a food tech area where the children enjoy cooking.
Our nursery unit is run by a Nursery Teacher and qualified Nursery Assistants. Parents/carers can choose sessions flexibly over the week, subject to availability.
If you are considering enrolling your child at Lorraine school, please contact us to arrange a visit. We will be delighted to show you around and to answer any questions.
Lorraine maintains a close relationship with the local Camberley junior schools, in particular Cordwalles Junior School, which ensures a smooth transition to Key Stage 2.
Mrs Ford in the school office is happy to deal with any queries.