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WELCOME TO NORTHDOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL

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At Northdown Primary school, our vision is simple:

‘100% of our pupils will be academically and personally ready for the

next stage of their academic career’

 

This vision is delivered through 5 key aims:

  • An absolute focus on raising the educational and personal standards for all.

  • For Northdown to be the model of excellence and have an impact beyond it’s own site for the good of the children across the area.

  • Partnering for Performance.

  • Raising Attitude & Aptitude to ensure we are consistently good or better.

  • WELL BEING is paramount and children learn in a safe, fair and fun environment which leads to life-long learning.

     

    We aim to share with you important information and to keep you up to date with what is happening at Northdown.  This site is a useful way to get to understand what we can offer you, your child, your family and the wider community.

    Our school is surrounded by green playing fields and tress and has wooden outdoor classrooms for children to enjoy learning in the open air. In addition to this, the school has recently added 4 brand new classrooms and a purpose built, state of the art foundation area with a Forest school attached.

    The school is committed to providing a stimulating and exciting curriculum and we have a high standard of facilities to support the high quality education we offer. 

    Our school aims to treat all children as unique individuals who are encouraged to take a full and active role in their primary years to develop their emotional, physical and academic potential and become life-long learners with confidence, good manners and respect for themselves, others and their environment.

    During our last OFSTED (June 2014) they agreed that Northdown Primary is a good school because the school if effective in delivering the outcomes that provide well for all its pupils' needs.  Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.  The school was judged as Good in every area and its rapid improvement over the past year was highly commended.  For their full report please visit http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/138434

    We hope that you will encourage your child to contribute to the life of the school and take part in and enjoy the many opportunities we offer.

    We hope that your association with Northdown School is a long and happy one. We are very proud of our children and school and welcome visits. To arrange a visit please contact Mrs Neaverson on 01843 226077 or email office@northdown.kent.sch.uk

     

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

 

Northdown Primary school has been on it’s current site since 1971. The school originated as a one form entry, looking after around 200 children. Since then the school has doubled in size and currently has over

        400 pupils on roll.

Our school consists of one Nursery class and two Classes in all years from Reception to the end of

       Key Stage 2.

Our absolute purpose is to ensure that ALL children are academically and personally ready for the next stage of their academic career. We achieve this by focusing on 5 key aspirations.

•          An absolute focus on raising the educational and personal standards for all.

•          For Northdown to be the model of excellence and have an impact beyond it’s own site for the good

                   of the children across the area.

•          Partnering for Performance.

•          Raising Attitude & Aptitude to ensure we are consistently good or better.

•          WELL BEING is paramount and children learn in a safe, fair and fun environment which leads to

                   life-long learning.

The academic success comes from a relentless approach to raising standards by ensuring that all lessons and activities are carefully planned to meet the needs of all pupils. Personal growth comes from our outstanding pastoral care and the culture of the school being driven by 5 Core Values.

 

SELF-BELIEF  -  RESPECT  -  HONESTY  -  TEAMWORK  -  EMPATHY

 

Class teachers are responsible for the children’s welfare and delivery of the curriculum. Work is planned jointly in each year group or key stage with close liaison, communication and support from our support staff. During planning, staff share the preparation of work, drawing on different experiences, knowledge and expertise to ensure work is relevant and well matched to meet the needs of the children.

In this way we are able to utilise the strengths of a large staff team, enhance the quality of teaching and learning at Northdown Primary School and deliver on our promise to partner for performance.

As a consequence of this relentless focus Northdown Primary School has placed itself in the top 10% of all primary schools for progress made by pupils, for the last 3 years.

 

 

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