Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to North Walney Community Primary and Nursery School

“The Place to Be…where Children are at our Heart”

School Prospectus

On behalf of the staff, governors and pupils of our School, I would like to welcome you and your child to our growing and forward-thinking school.

North Walney Community Primary and Nursery School has approximately 100 pupils on roll from the age of 3 to 11, including our excellent Nursery care. There is currently a Nursery/Reception class plus three primary age classes with children in mixed age classes for Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6. Our current admission number for each year group is 23 and all classes have numbers of 30 or less and are organised according to age unless a specific Additional Educational Need has been identified (More information on our Additional Education Needs page).

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As Headteacher, I manage the school on behalf of the Governing Body which meets at least once a term. The Governors also operate a structure of committees who work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that effective planning, monitoring and evaluation is in place as well as ensuring that policies and procedures reflect current DfE and Local Authority recommendations.

Primary education is a critical stage in any child’s development and at North Walney we place the child at the centre of our educational thinking, always catering for the individual needs of our pupils. This is the time which shapes each child for future life – allowing them to enjoy, explore and experience the joy of discovering on a daily basis. We aim to challenge and support our pupils to do their best academically and ensure that they have access to a wide range of other opportunities within the school such as sporting activities and creative arts.

Not only can we provide the 15 hour and 30 hour care for parents of Nursery children, but parents can top up the 15 hours with extra paid-for hours through discussion with the school.  More details can be requested from the school by calling us on 01229 471781.

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As a school we believe that in order to provide our pupils with the best all round education we can, there must be effective partnerships built with all members of the school community, especially with parents and carers. Working closely with parents/carers prepares the way for all pupils to achieve their full potential and to this end we invite you to sign a Home School Agreement which signals our joint commitment towards the education and welfare of your child.

There are many ways in which you can help and encourage your child as they begin full time schooling. Further information will be available as your child starts to attend our school through regular Newsletters and information evenings.

If you would like to take a more active role in school we would be delighted to welcome you. We have parents who help children with all aspects of the curriculum (e.g. reading, computer skills, art, maths, sport). You would also be very welcome to join our superb Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Please ask at the office for further details.

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Our School Prospectus is designed to answer many of the initial questions which parents have when looking at schools but should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classteacher, the school administrator or myself. We firmly believe in the importance of ongoing two-way communication.

And finally – Welcome to our school – a school which is proud in its commitment to every child and to every family – working together towards a brighter future for all.

‘Creative Learning, Quality Education, Achieving Dreams’

Chris Mountford
Headteacher

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