|Christ Church C E V A Primary School|
|Keighley Lane, BB8 7AA, UK Colne|
+44 (0)1282 865398
Christ Church is an Aided Church of England Primary School for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11. It is provided by its Church Trustees, managed by its Governing Body (a majority of whose members are appointed by the Church), and maintained by Lancashire County council. As a church school all religious education and rites are of that Church.
It is situated at the junction of Bent Lane and Keighley Road,
adjacent to Christ Church itself. The school was built in 1840 and an ongoing scheme of improvements has kept the building in good condition. The refurbished building houses six classrooms, a resource room, and a hall suitable for collective worship, physical education and school meals. The school has two playgrounds and extensive playing fields.
The school accommodation will ideally allow for a school of around 175 pupils and to this end the Govenors have set the admission number at 25 pupils for the next academic year.
The principal aim of the school is to give your child every opportunity to develop the abilities, which he/she possesses, within the happy and caring environment of a Christian Community.
The general aims of the curriculum are to extend the children’s knowledge of themselves and the world around them, to develop other skills and ideas as individuals and to help them to relate to others.
These general aims are not identified within separate subject areas, but pervade all the work of the school.
- The school will offer your child a broad and balanced curriculum as stated in the Education Reform Act of 1988.
- Teach every child to read with understanding, to write in a legible manner, and to use fluent language and clear expression of thought.
- Teach every child to calculate accurately and to master a basic understanding of mathematics.
- Develop every child’s potential in the arts and encourage the development of skills and creativity.
- Nurture the child in habits of observation and reasoning particularly through activities based on science and environmental work.
- Stimulate and develop every child’s interest in the needs of the world’s people and encourage an understanding of other cultures.
- Provide physical education to promote good health and engender sporting attitudes.
- To provide an environment in which the spiritual, moral and social needs of the children are met.
- Foster in children the values of questioning and criticism, enabling them to approach their work with an enquiring mind.
- Encourage standards of behaviour, politeness and helpfulness, both within their peer group and towards adults.
The school curriculum at Christ Church School is designed to meet the full requirements of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage ‘Early Learning Goals’ and is in line with the curriculum policy statement of Lancashire County Council and the aims and mission statement of the school.
The school’s curriculum provides opportunities for learning in both the lessons taught as part of the school day, and the extra-curricular activities, which deliberately extend and enhance the ‘formal’ curriculum.
In school all children, unless temporarily exempted through a special educational need, will follow the National Curriculum as determined in law.
Children are taught using a variety of approaches, which will include the teaching of the whole class, working in a small group and working individually.
All subjects are taught in accordance with detailed schemes of work, devised within the school, which meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. These schemes are drawn up by the appropriate subject leader in consultation withy all staff and the school’s governing body.
The children compete in local football, netball, swimming, rounders, gymnastics, athletics and cross-country tournaments. When appropriate day outings and other educational visits are arranged, a voluntary contribution is usually requested in order to help fund them.
A wide range of interest clubs are run by members of staff from 3.15pm to 3.45pm on most days of the week. In addition to sport these include: Board games, choir, recorders, STOMP, book club, art club and Spanish!
In addition to the national curriculum subjects Violin and French lessons are offered to the children at a small cost. Please contact school for details.
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