Welcome to Willowbank Primary - this is a very friendly and welcoming school which I am excited to be in a position to lead. Most importantly, it is a happy place for children to be.
We start September 2016 with many new members of staff in our team and a real focus on high aspirations for every child in our school. Our curriculum is new, challenging for all and designed specifically to ensure that children have opportunities to gain and apply their key skills, whilst applying them in collaboration with other children – focusing on COMMUNIITY, growing and cooking. We want your children to be able to contribute positively as a member of a community – whichever community that may be – family, friends, clubs, locally, nationally and globally.
Our assessment system links well with our breadth of curriculum and focuses on teachers discussing children’s learning potential.
Our website will gradually develop as we develop the school even further; if you have any queries, please contact the school office and speak to Mrs Ingram (our new administrator) or Mrs Thomas.
If you are interested in your child joining the school, there is no substitute for coming to visit us to feel the positive, calm, learning-focused atmosphere. The politeness of our children is a real strength and all of our staff are passionate about the education and care of your children.
We have changed the structure of the classes and now have 4 bases with team leaders. Our Foundation Stage has space for 60 children, Year 1 /2, 3 /4 and 5/6 areas have space for 90 children. All teams have hub learning spaces where children can collaborate with their own class and others in the team, adding to the sense of community, which is central to us.
The energy and commitment of the teaching staff is focused on ensuring that we meet the needs of every child and develop successful learners.