On behalf of all the children and staff, may I take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to our school. We hope that this prospectus will give you a good idea of what our friendly school is like. However, if you would like to know anything further, please just call and ask, view our website or even better, make an appointment and come and visit us. We are all proud of our school and our 'Thoughtful and Respectful' children. Please though, don't just take our word for it - come and see for yourself. We'd be delighted to show you around!
Mr Wardle (Headteacher)
"I like this school because if you're struggling, there's always a member of staff there to help you." Chloe Y1
Early Years Foundation Stage
Our very youngest children are located in a purpose built Early Years Unit, which caters for pupils aged 3 - 5 years. We operate an 'open door' policy and ask that you come into the classroom each morning and afternoon, to settle and collect your child. Our Early Years unit has ready access to our extensive outdoor play facilities. We recognise that outdoor provision is an essential part of our children's day as it allows them to develop greater control of their bodies by running, jumping, climbing and exploring. We offer the children the opportunity for free flow use of outdoors for most of the day and we access the curriculum both indoors and outdoors.
Parents of children who are just starting their Early Years education are offered home visits, as this provides practitioners with the opportunity to meet with you in your own home. This has been very popular with parents; the majority of whom have requested visits.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 caters for pupils up to the age of 7+ and is located on the ground floor of our main building.
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2 caters for children up to the age of 11+ and is mostly based on the first floor of our main building. Classes are of mixed ability although the children may also be grouped according to their specific needs. When the children leave us at the end of Year Six, they feed into a number of local High Schools; all of which we have excellent links to.
Throughout the school, we have two classes per year group. Classes are well resourced and we also have our own library, which all of the children access regularly. The children in our Early Years setting, are also taken to Longton Library.
The school has its own kitchen and produces fresh meals each day. Menus are shared on our website and special diets are catered for. We also have extensive grounds and three playground areas, which have a purpose built trim trails and slides for the children to enjoy. As well as these, we also have a Science garden, pond area and butterfly garden; designed in memory of a former pupil.
As well as our extensive extra-curricular activities, children in Year 6 are also taken on a week long residential visit to Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre. Each Friday we also hold a Youth Club for our pupils at which parents, friends and staff organise a range of games and activities. Throughout the year we hold fund-raising, social and educational events and we also regularly host adult learning workshops, led by our Home / School Link Worker