Belmont Primary School caters for 436 pupils aged 4 - 11 in 14 classes. Each class usually contains 32 pupils or 30 in infant classes. There are two parallel classes in each year group and no class has a mixed aged range.
The original building opened in 1882 and contains 4 classes of year 5 and year 6 pupils along with our computer suite. The other classes are found directly across Belmont Street on our new site. The buildings on our new site are all modern, light and spacious, the purpose built infant block opened in November 2002, and the Coleman Building which houses the year 3 classes and our administrative offices opened in April 2004.
According to our latest OFSTED report, our children behave well and work hard in class. They have good opportunities for personal development so they enjoy school, develop maturity and forge very good relationships. There is an active school council so the children can have a voice in how the school is run.
- To provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve in a secure and caring environment.
- To promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
- To encourage lively and enquiring minds with the ability to question and reason.
- To develop an understanding of the world and a tolerance of other cultures, religions and ways of life.
- To have high expectations of the children so they will become resourceful and independent with a positive attitude towards all aspects of school.
- To allow all members of the school community, including pupils, parents, staff and governors to feel valued and respected.
- To help pupils to be responsible and caring citizens capable of contributing to the wider community.