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Capenhurst C E Primary School
Capenhurst Lane, Capenhurst, CH1 6HE, UK Chester
Tel. 0151 339 2685

Welcome to Capenhurst C E Primary School

About us

Every school offers a child something different, as each has its own special character. Choosing the right one is an important decision and parents must be confident that it will suit their child’s personality and needs.

We are a small, Church of England Controlled Primary School, set in the rural village of Capenhurst, near Chester. The school was built in 1893 and has undergone interior modernisation to provide purposeful, well-equipped classrooms.

School Aims
  • To create within the school an atmosphere of happiness, kindness and security.
  • To provide an environment which will encourage good social relationships.
  • To set the highest standards in everything we do as teachers and to expect high standards from the children we teach.
  • To ensure each child achieves his/her maximum potential in an atmosphere of excitement, challenge and support.
  • To cater for the fact that each child has a need for praise and to adopt the approach that everyone is good at something.
  • To share success no matter how small.
  • To provide a broad based curriculum for all children in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum to include core and foundation subjects as well as Citizenship and P.S.H.E.
  • To get to know the children as individuals and in doing so we as teachers and staff will be in a position to be of most help.
  • To train children to be confident yet self controlled and able to talk and co-operate with others in a sensible manner.
  • To encourage a moral and Christian approach to life while understanding and appreciating other beliefs and cultures. To learn about the multi-cultural nature of our society, in line with the school policy for Religious Education and Race Relations.
  • To encourage all staff to achieve their full potential through appropriate professional development opportunities.
  • To encourage parental involvement in school life and play an active part in the education of their children.
  • We have a positive approach to discipline which requires praise for academic achievement, good manners and behaviour while inappropriate behaviour is dealt with immediately, fairly and consistently.

This offers the opportunity for an engaging learning environment, within which children are happy, motivated and challenged. The school has a warm, friendly atmosphere and enjoys a close relationship with the families of our children and the local community.


Curriculum  -  Religious Education

Physical Education  -  International Links

Modern Foreign Languages  -  Music

Sex Education  -  Homework



We agree with the general principles and aims of the 1989 Education Reform Act which states that all children are entitled to a curriculum which is balanced, broadly based and which,


a)     “promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society"  and


b)     "prepares such pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life”.


The School Curriculum Statement forms part of the School Development Plan and takes account of the requirements for all subjects of the National Curriculum and Curriculum 2000.  Work is planned to ensure the requirements are met and the children's progress is monitored according to levels of attainment.



The mastery of reading, literacy, numeracy and the investigatory skills of science are of great importance. The school provides a variety of resources that encourage children to acquire these skills and the ability to apply them to real-life situations. They are encouraged to express themselves orally, to listen, to comprehend and to appreciate the value and importance of relationships between these subjects. A firm foundation in these skills is of significance throughout their entire education and adult life.


Teachers teach through a variety of teaching styles and methods to ensure that all areas of the National Curriculum are covered.  Children are taught in whole class, group or individual settings.


The National Curriculum is complemented by additional curricular areas: personal and social education, gender and multi-cultural issues, equal opportunities and citizenship.


Assessment of Year 2 and 6 pupils takes place in the summer term using National Tests.  Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 sit optional Sats for school assessment.  In Years 3 and 6 pupils sit Cheshire Tests.



Religious Education

Capenhurst is a Controlled Church of England School which works in partnership with the Church and the Local Education Authority.  Its Christian nature is an important value of school life.  Religious Education is taught according to the agreed Cheshire Syllabus. 

Collective worship is held daily.  Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and from school worship.



Physical Education

P.E. is taught by the class teacher.  Full use is made of community facilities and we are fortunate to have the full support of Urenco (situated within the village) in using their large sports field.  Whitby High School offers children in years 4, 5 and 6 the use of their sports hall and facilities.


Through physical education children develop physically, creatively, socially and emotionally.  We provide many varied outdoor activities and both boys and girls are encouraged equally. 



International Links

We encourage children to learn more about the world they live in. We have excellent links with schools in Spain, Greece and Holland. The children’s learning is enhanced through exciting and creative project work. The school has achieved the International School award from the British Council.



Modern Foreign Languages

From September 2005 all children will be taught a modern foreign language on a weekly basis for one session of a school day.  This

will be delivered by

a specialist teacher.




From September 2005 all children will receive curriculum music lessons from a specialist music teacher.



Sex Education

To help prepare our children for adolescence and the changes they experience (physically and emotionally) we have specific sex education lessons for children in year 6.




Homework is set according to the needs of the children and at the discretion of the class teacher. Class teachers forward details to parents at the commencement of the school year about their child’s homework programme. Throughout the school the children will be encouraged to develop a love of reading in the home.a


Complaints Procedure & Governors

For formal complaints and School Governors.

Pupil Records & Inspection by Parents

Pupil Records, Inspection of Records by Parents & Parent's Evenings.

Policy on Charging

With regard to charging for extra activities within and outside the school.

Educational Visits

Where we go and what we do.


School & Cheshire County Council policy.

Notification of Absence

Procedures for sickness and other reasons for absence.

School Meals & Breaks

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Lost Property

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Jewellery at School

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PE Kit

Recommended sports kits.


For safety's sake.

School Uniform

What your child should and should not be wearing.

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