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Oldway Primary School & Nursery Unit
Higher Polsham Road, TQ3 2SY Paignton
01803 557190

Excellence and Enjoyment
within a Learning Community

"Oldway is one of the best schools in the country and a wonderful place in which to learn and play."
Ofsted June 2006


At Oldway Primary School, we aim to provide a safe, secure, stimulating and supportive atmosphere in which each child is valued. Underpinning everything we do is the aspiration of ‘excellence and enjoyment within a learning community’. Every child matters to us and we fully support the DfES agenda to increase opportunities for young people:

  • to be healthy
  • to stay safe
  • to enjoy and achieve
  • to make a positive contribution
  • to achieve economic wellbeing

Caring for your Child

At Oldway, it is central to our beliefs that academic, creative and social excellence is only attainable when we feel secure, happy and valued. It is therefore our priority that all our pupils are supported and nurtured throughout their time with us.
The relationship your child builds with their class teacher is a special one, and he or she will be the pupil’s first port of call with any worries, problems or exciting news they may have. Within our school, though, there is also a Pastoral Team - adults whose main responsibility is the wellbeing of our pupils and who have ‘time to listen’. A School Council and monitor team – children who have been selected by their peers and the staff, help our school’s continuous development. After all, they are the people who know most about it!
With an active lifestyle constantly encouraged, there is inevitably the odd scrape or bang, and fully trained first aid staff are always closely on hand.

Effective Education for all Pupils

Even in a school as large as ours, every one of our children is unique and different! Every pupil has a personal set of talents and abilities, and faces a unique set of challenges and difficulties. It is our aim to provide an inclusive learning environment to support all our children, including those children with Special Educational Needs, those children exhibiting exceptional abilities and talents, and those children going through times of induction, transition, transfer and individual need.
Consequently, we have both a Special Needs Co-ordinator and a teacher in charge of Gifted and Talented children. These members of staff ensure that appropriate access to the curriculum is made available for all children, in consultation with our teaching staff and learning support team. The school implements the full SEN Code of Practice.
Additional help your child might receive whilst at Oldway might include:
• A focused program of study designed to meet their individual needs (an IEP).
• Extra opportunities made available to develop a particular gift or talent.
• Extra adult support, either individually or in a small group.
• The opportunity to work within a group of children with similar abilities on a regular basis.
• Increased opportunities to learn through visual, aural and kinesthetic media.

Learning and Teaching

Oldway Primary School provides a rich, varied and creative curriculum and aims to combine excellence in teaching with enjoyment of learning.

Nursery and Reception classes in the Foundation Stage follow a curriculum organized into six areas of learning:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and learning
  • Mathematical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age and is taught from Year 1. It consists of core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as well as Religious Education.
Foundation subjects including Geography, History, Art, Design Technology, Music and PE are also taught on a regular basis. As part of our school philosophy, we run a program of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) which includes Sex Education and Drugs Education. Parents may withdraw their children from Sex Education if they wish. In addition, children are given the opportunity to learn a Modern Foreign Language.

It is our policy to entitle every member of our school to equal opportunities in accessing the full curriculum. Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Torbay and Devon Agreed Syllabus. Parents may, if they wish, write to the Headteacher to request that their children be wholly or partly excused from attendance at our regular collective worship or religious education.

As children progress through the school, they are encouraged to supplement their learning with work done at home. Initially, this will take the form of regular reading at home and, by Year 6, will include regular homework in literacy and maths, spellings to learn and occasional more in-depth research projects.
Parents are kept informed about their child’s schoolwork through termly Parents’ Evenings and regular bulletins outlining curriculum coverage.

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