The Grounds

St Stephens enjoys a large and secure site in a quiet and mostly residential area of Saltash. The school occupies one of Saltash historic landmarks - the granite buildings date from the early 20th century and formerly housed the Grammar School. Inside, the buildings have been adapted to accommodate contemporary education needs, with bright and airy classrooms, a central hall, which doubles as a dining room, and a purpose built computer suite.

Outside there is a hard play area and grounds extending to several acres, fringed with trees and shrubs. Over the past few years the grounds have been creatively developed by our landscape team, supported by staff and a team of students and volunteers. They now include extensive wildlife refuge areas (including a securely fenced pond area), woodland trails and an amphitheatre, with separate gardens and play areas for infant children. In addition a newly developed Adventure Playground has provided extra playtime facilities.

The grounds support the National Science Curriculum and the school's own emphasis on ecology and the environment. On a day-to-day basis they are also intended to support creative play, and to provide quiet and secure areas for students who do not wish to join the hurly burly of playtime. To this end, the pupils have designed and raised funding for a "Quiet Area" in the school grounds.

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