|Blanford Mere Primary School|
|Mimosa Walk, Kingswinford,DY6 7EA |
I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website. Take a look around: you will find details of school events, activities that serve to enliven the curriculum, alongside information about our after school clubs and extra curricular activities that your children can participate in.
Mrs N. J. Miller
Blanford Mere Primary School was opened in 1975. It is situated in pleasant surroundings and serves a residential area to the north of the centre of Kingswinford. There are 244 pupils aged 4 to 11 on the school roll. The school has a good reputation and consequently the number on roll has risen steadily. The school operates a voluntary Squirrels Club, induction programme for pre-school children.
Community facilities include churches, a large supermarket, several small shops and two gymnasiums. Nearby is an industrial trading estate. The school resides at the heart of a housing development and enjoys a unique position overlooking King George Park.
The school underwent a full inspection by Ofsted in November 2005 and received an excellent report. Blanford Mere was described as a good school with many very good features. The quality of the teaching was acknowledged to be a clear strength of the school. The partnership established with parents is very good and impacts positively on the welfare and attainment of pupils.
The design of the main building is open plan in Key Stage One with the more traditional classrooms in Key Stage Two, although adjoining doors do enable flexibility. We have a large multi purpose school hall, an excellently equipped library, a resources/ music room and a food technology area. Our Foundation stage, before school club and after school club benefit from a purpose built building with extensive secure outside areas. At the front of the school is a large playground and grassed area and at the rear we have another playground and playing field.
We are a quiet and caring school with a reputation for good standards and we benefit from motivated, hard working staff who are committed to providing the children with a broad and balanced curriculum. We are proud of our academic, sporting and pastoral achievements and our belief of nurturing each child to his or her full potential.
|Blanford Mere is a Primary School that values standards and achievement.
We aim to offer our children a high standard of education within a rich, caring and friendly environment where honesty, independence and tolerance are valued and where everyone is made welcome.
It is our intention to provide a broad and balanced education, creating opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential. We have high expectations and encourage the children to do their best at all times. The achievements of pupils and all adults are recognised and valued.
At Blanford Mere we treat children as individuals and are concerned with all aspects of their development: academic, social, spiritual and physical, preparing them to become valued members of the local community, of which the school is a part, and the wider society.
Mrs N. J. Miller
"To provide each child with a broad and balanced curriculum so they acquire skills, knowledge and positive attitudes appropriate to their individual needs and ability, regardless of race or gender."
- To teach all areas of the National Curriculum in an exciting and stimulating way.
- To encourage children to be self disciplined, free thinking and become good citizens
- To provide an environment which is safe, caring, lively and stimulating.
- To provide positive, health promoting attitudes in school
- To encourage high standards of achievment, presentation and social behaviour.
- To stress we are all part of a community which is working together and to enable everyone to feel a valued member of that community.
- To foster respect for others irrespective of race, culture, religion, gender or status.
- To instil respect for spiritual and moral values of all races and cultures.
- To offer opportunities for children to be involved in extra curricular activities, e.g. sport, music, art and educational visits.
- To foster good relationships with parents so they feel that the education of their children is a partnership between home and school.
- To encourage all staff to develop and use their personal and professtional skills.
- To foster within the school a happy and caring community with involvement and commitment from teachers, children, parents and support staff.
Parents and Teachers Working Together
We believe that the relationship between parents and school is very important. We make every effort to communicate clearly and hope that you feel happy and welcome in our school. The class teachers send parents curriculum letters detailing work undertaken during the year. Throughout the year there are also regular newsletters from the Headteacher which help to keep you informed about life at Blanford Mere.
We have parental consultation evenings every term. Throughout the year there are events and activities that your children are involved in and you will be invited to attend. We appreciate the help of parents. If your child is having any difficulties at school the involvement of both home and school is often the best way of solving any worries.
Parents involvement in school is always welcome. There are many ways in which you can help. Parents wishing to become a voluntary helper should visit the reception for details.
Home School Association.
Blanford Mere has an active home and school association which raises funds and organises social activities which help to make the school a truly participating community. All money raised supports the school's activities and projects, benefiting all of our children. The committee holds regular half termly meetings and sends newsletters to publicise forthcoming events and keep parents updated. A variety of different activities are organised during the year these are always well supported. All parents are welcome to Join the committee.
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