In the years we have been open the school has gone from strength to strength. Last year we were named in the Chief Inspector of School's report to Parliament as an outstanding school in England. To mark this occasion Mr Wright was invited to meet Prince Charles at a garden party at Highgrove.
Our School Aims
- To provide and promote a safe and welcoming environment in which everyone feels happy and valued.
- To challenge children to do their best and become self-motivated and independent learners.
- To teach a broad and balanced curriculum recognising the central importance of literacy and numeracy which ventures beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum and ensures excellence and enjoyment of learning.
- To promote and develop the varied use of the latest developments in ICT as an integral part of the curriculum.
- To teach and encourage a respectful set of life values.
- To provide equal opportunities for all and ensure that each individual develops their full potential in all aspect of school life.
- To continue to develop a team of talented, dedicated and enthusiastic staff to educate, motivate and inspire all those around them.
- To build on already established relationships, based upon mutual respect with all parents, carers, businesses and other schools.
- To ensure that all have the opportunity to work within a calm, non-threatening environment.
- To nurture a desire to care for each other, the community and the environment in a pro-active practical way.
- To ensure staff enjoy a good work/life balance.
- To offer physical health and emotional well-being for staff and children.
At Horbury Primary School we take the physical and emotional health of everyone in school, very seriously. We are currently working towards the Healthy School's Award. Miss Warne leads a Healthy School's task group who meet regularly to decide on new ways of promoting health in school.
This is how we are doing so far:
- Joined the National Fruit and Vegetable Scheme and it is running successfully. KS1 children and one KS2 class are enjoying high quality fruit and vegetables every day.
- Introduced the Playground Friends Scheme - very pleasing response from children from Nursery to Year 6.
- Water coolers installed in school.
- A Health display has been set up, offering a wide range of leaflets and advice on various health topics.
- School Nurse has led various health related assemblies.
- Increased extra curricular activities for KS1 and KS2.
- Life Skills being taught as an extra subject in Year 6.
- Increased PE time for every class - outside games an emphasis.
- Toys have been purchased for the KS1 playground, to be used at playtimes and lunchtimes.
- Cycling Proficiency course booked for Year 6 in April.
- Pedestrian Crossing training booked for Years 2 and 3 in January/February.
- A relax and revive study room for staff is now completed.