|Salts Street, Shaw, OL2 7SY, UK Oldham|
+44 (0)1706 847185
Beal Vale Primary School is a one-form entry primary school with Nursery
Class for boys and girls aged 3-11 years, which was opened on 7th April
1975. The standard admission number is 30 children.
The Nursery Class can take up to 60 part-time, or 30 full-time or a mix of
full and part-time pupils. Nursery children must be 3 years old on the 31st
August prior to starting Nursery in September. At present there is no
charge for Nursery places.
After Nursery, the children may move up to Beal Vale Reception Class or
transfer to another Primary School.
The building is of modern, open-plan design and the grounds have both allweather
and grass sports pitches as well as a large playground area.
Whilst academic achievement is important, we recognise our role in
developing the “whole child”. Therefore we aim to promote not just
intellectual growth but his/her physical, social, moral, spiritual, emotional,
creative and aesthetic development, as well as raising self-esteem,
encouraging a sense of responsibility, initiative, and self-discipline.
As a School we continually strive to improve and aim to prepare our pupils
to make a positive and responsible contribution to life in our ever-changing
and increasingly technological world. We aim to develop a strong
partnership with parents and encourage all our pupils to develop as citizens
of the school and wider community.
We seek to offer a broad, practical and activity based curriculum as far as
possible. We aim to make our curriculum available to all pupils irrespective of
gender and so you will see boys baking and sewing as well as girls using the
computer and playing football. Games lessons are skills based and the
children are not grouped by sex.
All classes follow the relevant parts of the National Curriculum for their
age group, with a strong emphasis on the core subjects of English, Maths,
Science and ICT. The foundation subjects of Art, Music, Technology,
Geography, History, and PE are also taught in line with National Curriculum
guidelines and varied according to the age group and abilities of the pupils.
Educational visits as well as video and on-line resources are used
throughout the year to enrich the work in class and support the curriculum.
Swimming lessons are available to all pupils from Year 2 onwards, but
children do not swim each week all year round.
Lessons are organised on a rota basis. Children walk to Crompton Pool and usually combine this with a
visit to Shaw Library.
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