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Welcome To Old Town School

 

We are proud of our relentless striving to enable our children to achieve the highest possible academic attainment. We are a Good and improving school and have set our sights on achieving an Outstanding status.

 

Furthermore, we are in full agreement with our parents and families that we work hard together to encourage the development of well-rounded individuals: shaping children so that they take an interest in the wider world; have practical skills and common sense and are genuinely inclusive and respectful of others. We do this well – it is one of our many strengths

 

Given the small size of our school, we have a disproportionately high success rate in sporting and music competitions and our wider curriculum is being developed in consultation with families which enables us to match the needs of our community. This reaches beyond the curriculum and into our pastoral support system, ensuring children develop character and values that will enable them to become net contributors to their local community and wider society.

 

We have a genuine passion for the holistic development of children: for emotional development, positive behaviour traits and forming a moral compass. The relationships that we build and nurture with families and the local community have meant that we have an army of volunteers each week in school, working alongside staff and pupils to achieve a common aim. Here at Old Town School everyone works together as a team to ensure we have a strong learning community. In fact, we like to think of our school as a big family where everyone involved with the school has an important part to play in supporting and encouraging each other. At Old Town, we value the partnership between home and school and we are proud of our "open door" policy where parents and guardians are welcome to visit our school and discuss things wherever necessary.

We at Old Town firmly believe in this, our Mission Statement:
"They come this way only once so we should litter their pathways with quality experiences."

Equality and Inclusion
We at Old Town Primary are striving to be a totally inclusive school community. We welcome all pupils regardless of their race, religion, gender, ability or disability, or family circumstances. We welcome all families and carers and encourage their participation in school life, again regardless of the above characteristics, so for example we welcome families with one, two or more parents/carers, same sex or mixed sex parents/carers, disabled parents/carers, of all faiths and none.


We strive to promote positive self-images, positive experiences and positive interactions between all pupils through the school curriculum, books and teaching resources and playground procedures and rules. We have a positive anti bullying policy and bullying, including the use of discriminatory language, is not tolerated in our school. This includes for example racist and homophobic language. We have equal expectations of standards of behaviour, effort, achievement and sports participation for boys and girls.


We strive to make school accessible for all and we make all possible adjustments to encourage participation of pupils, parents/carers and staff with any kind of disability. There is separate level access from Billy Lane to the new reception/office area, where there is another wheelchair accessible toilet. If you would like this information in another format (e.g. Braille, large print, audio print or computer file) or another language, telephone 01422 842859.

I feel very proud to be part of the Old Town School community and hopefully you can see that our school is a happy and exciting place to learn. All visitors are warmly welcome so please get in touch if you would like to meet us and look around.

I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to leave comments in the Guestbook, or contact the school direct
with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting!

Jo Buckley
Headteacher

 

 

 

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