Wildlife in our grounds

We are lucky to have our wonderful grounds. It enables our pupils to burn off energy at break time and to participate in our daily games sessions. Our grounds are also a haven for wildlife. Most people see the squirrels, but if you look a little harder you might spot muntjac deer (resident), roe deer, fox, badger, rabbit and of course several of those smaller rodents. In our pond we have a healthy population of newts and frogs and we’ve seen the occasional slow worm. If you keep your eyes open you’ll also spot over 50 species of bird ranging from red kites and buzzards to the tiny goldcrest. As well as the very noisy green woodpeckers and greater spotted woodpeckers we also have a closely related species, the beautiful nuthatch. Those who get bored playing cricket might well spend their time watching a pair of our resident nuthatches, who at the moment are very busy feeding their new hatchlings.