Welcome to Miriam Lord Community Primary School.
Our school is named after Miriam Lord who was born in 1885. She was the first head teacher of the school in Lilycroft Road, which was one of the first nurseries to be set up in what was a deprived area of the city.
Miriam Lord was concerned to develop the school’s link with the community through such groups as the Mothers’ Club and its counterpart for fathers. She was truly a woman of vision. The staff of today hope to follow in her footsteps.
Miriam Lord Community Primary School is classified as a co-educational community 5-11 comprehensive primary school. The school caters for 420 girls and boys aged four to eleven years of age. We also have a Nursery, which caters morning and afternoon for part-time pupils (40 children per session). The Resourced Nursery also offers up to six places which are allocated by the LEA for the assessment of children with Special Educational Needs.
We were inspected by OFSTED in January 2002. We were very pleased with our report. If you would like more details, a copy is available from the school office. The report describes the school, “as an effective well-organised school. There is a welcoming atmosphere and the pupils are cared for well. The school promotes moral and social development well – this helps pupils gain good attitudes and values”. Inspectors recommended the school continues to concentrate on raising standards and encourages children to use their English more.