IT IS the Christian school near Winchester encouraging its pupils to become “the change makers of tomorrow”.

Twyford St Mary’s Church of England Primary is a small school a stone’s throw from the River Itchen, providing mixed year-group education to residents in the village and surrounding areas.

Teachers are always looking to give the 162 pupils the chance to take on new responsibilities, to “prepare them for the future and shape them into respectable adults”.

Headteacher Hannah Beckett, who has been in her position for three years, said: “Through our Christian values of Courage, Care, Joy and Respect, we aim to give children the inner confidence that they can make a positive contribution to the well-being of each other, give back to their local community and champion justice in the wider world. We go that extra step because we want our children to be the global citizens of the future, and use a variety of learning approaches, designed to uncover the curriculum rather than deliver it.”

Most days, each student takes part in peer learning, where they help and teach each other.

The school was rated “Good” in its most recent Ofsted report, which was conducted in 2016.

Hannah added: “Our parents speak highly of our school. The curriculum offer is based on memorable, rich and moral experiences. We have inspirational speakers in, learn from our local environment and community members and go on a school trip at least every term.”