Quarry Mount Primary School is a 210 place primary school for girls and boys aged 3 - 11 years, situated in the Woodhouse area of Leeds. It is fifteen minutes walk from the city centre and ten minutes walk from the university. Built during the 1880s, the school was extended and refurbished in the ‘70s. It is spacious, newly decorated and surrounded by a playground.
The main school building has two large halls, sizeable airy classrooms, a family room, a library with 8 wireless laptops and a computer suite with twenty workstations. There are seven interactive whiteboards in the main building and each class has two workstations.
There is a self contained purpose built Pupil Development Centre, that has two pupil rooms, a relaxation area, offices, kitchen and toilets. This facility serves 46 schools delivering an 'outreach' service. The PDC staff work towards breaking down barriers to learning; building self esteem, self confidence, supporting the emotional and social needs of pupils to enable children to access the curriculum.
SCHOOL ORGANISATION AND ADMISSIONS
We currently have 158 pupils on roll in the main building and they are arranged in 6 single classes. Reception aged children are taught within the Children's Centre with one teacher and Nursery Nurse.
The Children's Centre has full time and part time places for children. There is a 15 place Under3s Centre with a CommunityTraining suite and a 42 place Under 4s Centre.
Children who will be 4 years old by 31st August 2007 will have a full-time place and children under 4 will have a part-time place.
Children aged 3 years old are admitted into the Centre, the term following their third birthday.
All children will be admitted into the Children's Centre on a gradual basis to allow for a settling in period providing both the children and their parents/carers the time and space to adjust to the new routines.
We also offer full day care, wrap around care, before and after school club (8.00am – 6.00pm) with a play scheme in the holidays. This facility is open 52 weeks a year.
There are after school extra curricular clubs in the main building during term time.
All new parents/carers will be seen by both the Headteacher and class teacher on an individual basis prior to the children starting school and they will have the opportunity to ask any questions so that they feel fully prepared and informed. Any parent/carer wishing to make additional appointments is very welcome to do so either in person or through Mrs.Morritt, our school secretary.
Further details of the LEA (Local Education Authority) Policy for Pupil Admissions are available in school by request.
At Quarry Mount Primary School:
We believe in a genuine partnership between teachers, parents, carers, pupils and governors with the interests of the children as our central theme.
We want our pupils to feel valued, safe and happy, and our parents to be secure in the knowledge that their children’s needs are being met and their interests catered for.
The staff and governors are committed to providing a creative, stimulating learning environment in which children and adults alike can flourish and reach their full potential.
The school celebrates the uniqueness of every individual and what they have to offer including personality, perseverance, academic ability and talent. We especially celebrate the racial and cultural diversity of our members which so enriches our school.
We want all our pupils to experience success and to develop confidence through their achievements, and we aim to provide the opportunities that will facilitate this.
For pupils to be truly successful, they must also become increasingly independent and resourceful.
We aim to create a climate of positive evaluation where self improvement is highly desirable and natural.
Staff and pupils regularly set personal and academic targets which means that expectations remain consistently high and the highest standards are aimed for.