Alderman Payne Primary School

Alderman Payne Primary School is a small village school located near to the town of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire. We are a community school that admits 15 children per year into Reception. We also admit children at other times of the year, for example if you have moved into Parson Drove village or the surrounding catchment area.


We work closely with the community; we enter “Anglia in Bloom” every year along with the Village and have had much success, winning the under 12s category for the whole for the Eastern region a  few years ago. We have recently set up a group called “School Pride” which is affiliated to the community group “Street Pride.” Here children help to look after the school grounds and take responsibility for the environment.


We have a wonderful playground with a storyteller’s chair, giant mushrooms, a trim trail, a den building area, an outdoor willow classroom that the children enjoy using. We built a recycled greenhouse out of plastic bottles and use it to grow fruit and vegetables in the summer. We created a Jubilee Wildlife Garden to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. We have a World War Two bunker in the front of the school that we made to help the children understand about the war.

Our latest addition to the playground is our fabulous new library bus which helps to encourage our children to love their reading.


We are lucky enough to have our own swimming pool and this means that the children learn to swim from Reception upwards. If you want to have a look at some of the things we do in school, have a look at our “Yearbook” in the Children’s section of the website. This will give you a very good idea of our curriculum.

The Aims and Values of Our School

Enjoy and achieve

Through our linked curriculum, we develop learners who are resilient, independent, enthusiastic and determined to improve. We teach our children that a mistake is the opportunity to learn something new. We expect all children to achieve their personal best irrespective of their starting point and celebrate this individual success.

Make a positive contribution

Our children develop pride in themselves, their family, their school and their community. We teach them to value themselves and others, to be open minded, and to have the confidence to participate fully in the wider world.

Stay safe

We teach our children to solve problems and recognise and assess risks, to learn to make good choices and understanding the consequences of their actions as the children progress throughout the school. We seek to develop their understanding of potential risks in the wider world and strategies to stay safe.

Be Healthy

Our children learn about the importance of good health and physical activity; how to respect themselves and others, and to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Achieve social & economic well being

We seek to develop interpersonal skills, the ability to manage change, and a good work ethos to ensure our children achieve social & economic well being as adults, and continue with their life long learning.

Developing a love of learning and confidence underpin all that we do in order that our children ultimately become responsible, thinking citizens in adult life.