7th October 2014
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Welcome to Our School
From the Head Teacher, Mrs Sarah Milner.
Welcome to the Lower Farm Primary School website. If you require any further information about our school please contact the school directly. We also have prospectuses available in school for your convenience.
Our main aim for every pupil is to provide a happy, stimulating and safe learning environment, where every child is appreciated and confident so that they can achieve their personal best.
Lower Farm Primary School is a two form entry primary school for children aged 3 to 11. At present we have over 420 pupils on roll.
At Lower Farm Primary your child will receive teaching in English, Maths and all subjects of the National Curriculum. Your child will have access to the latest educational technology, in a modern and well maintained environment. We provide an enriched music curriculum with the opportunity for pupils of all ages to learn and perform a wide range of instruments. We are lucky to have a unique facility in our Performing Arts Hall and our dedicated Performing Arts Manager leads the whole school to partake in spectacular annual productions to which parents and members of the wider community are invited. Pupils across the school also benefit from and enjoy learning French. The different activities and subjects taught in our school are well balanced and promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively. All of the staff at our school take a huge interest in the children’s social and emotional well being so that their time at Lower Farm is happy. Our Care, Guidance and Support Manager leads this area very effectively.
The behaviour of our children is extremely good and they are eager to learn due to teachers consistently planning activities which meet their individual needs well. They are encouraged to take responsibility for the leadership of their school through involvement in our School Council and Eco Council. Pupils have been instrumental in many of the exciting new initiatives at our school. For example, the Red Rooster Restaurant and the new school uniform. Older pupils are given different roles and responsibilities around school, with pupils often raising money for various local and national charities.
The school has a huge range of extracurricular activities, validated by the Children’s University, and a Before and After School Club, offering child care provision from 8:00am until 6pm, with regular holiday play schemes.
Lower Farm recently received its first GOOD OFSTED rating in nine years. The high standards recognised by the inspection team are something which we are all extremely proud of. Our new school development plan has been formulated to ensure we are constantly striving to maintain these standards and build upon them towards achieving outstanding status. Progress towards school development priorities is rigorously checked termly by myself and the governing body to ensure actions are robust and having a positive impact on outcomes for pupils.
To accomplish the best results for your child, I firmly believe home and school must work in partnership. Parents are always welcome in our school at a mutually convenient time, to discuss issues relevant to your child’s progress and well-being. We hold regular parents’ evenings and have Pupil Planners and Home/School link books to encourage dialogue between home and school and to share information. Parents are invited into school to see their children receive special awards achieved in or out of school. Parents also have the opportunity to watch children take part in class assemblies. Our Care, Guidance and Support Manager is also available to discuss matters with parents and provide further support.
I hope you find our website useful. Our aim is that it will provide parents and the wider community with information about our wonderful school and that it will instil a sense of pride in pupils as they reflect on our school. I look forward to welcoming new families to our continually improving school community.
Our Aims and Values
At Lower Farm School we aim to enhance and foster the following key areas of learning:
To develop thinking......in order to acquire a broad knowledge base and embrace our own unique style of learning.
To role model......in order to show others the high standards of behaviour which lead to our personal best achievement.
To have an impact......in order to make progress in all areas of our lives and in turn to have a positive impact on the lives of others.
To challenge ourselves......in order to achieve the highest possible personal goals; always demonstrating high expectations.
To be engaged......in order to ensure that our attitudes and behaviour are conducive to learning at all times.
Supported by an equal opportunity for everyone.