HEAD TEACHERS WELCOME
Welcome to Stoneyholme Community Primary School! We are currently the only primary school in Burnley to be graded as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted.
"Pupils feel that they are highly valued and that all the opportunities they have make their school excellent. One pupil reported, ‘This school is special. It teaches me things I didn’t know before and I know I am learning important skills for my future. This makes me confident because it means I know I matter. I love this school.’ " Ofsted 2015.
Stoneyholme Community Primary School is a busy, vibrant school on the outskirts of Burnley. The staff and governors are committed to providing the very best education and provision for all of our children through our inclusive and nurturing approach.
"Teaching is outstanding and as a result, pupils make outstanding progress during their time at school. Teachers have a very strong understanding of their pupils’ specific needs and meet these needs very closely." Ofsted 2015
Stoneyholme Community Primary School is a very popular school with over 420 pupils on roll. We are a two form entry school with 16 classes. We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 20 children in Reception and Year 1 to ensure they get off to the best possible start. The vast majority of our children come from either Bangladeshi or Pakistani heritage speaking Bengali, Pushto or Punjabi. Our pupils are delightful, extremely well behaved and polite and our parents and community are hugely supportive of the work we do in school.
"Leaders also provide outstanding support for families, who value the work of the school very much." Ofsted 2015
Of course, it is our amazing children that make our school what it is, but a huge strength of the school is the staff. All of our staff are wholly committed to meeting the needs of our children and are extremely caring, supportive and flexible. In addition to very talented, capable class teachers, HLTA’s and Teaching Assistants, we have specialist teachers of The Arts, PE and ICT, a large Pastoral Team comprising of an Inclusion Leader, Learning Mentor, Attendance Officer, Outreach Workers and Community Liaison Worker and a highly effective Additional Educational Needs team that provides support for children with EAL and SEN and deliver specialist programmes including; Speech and Language Therapy, Reading Recovery etc. Each morning there is Nurture Group provision and we employ counsellors and play therapists to work with vulnerable children. Emphasis is placed on high quality training and Continued Professional Development for all staff.
"From their different individual starting points, pupils make outstanding progress. The proportion of pupils who exceed expected levels of progress is much higher than seen nationally." Ofsted 2015
Our curriculum is designed to support children of all abilities to achieve the highest possible academic standards while developing physically, socially and emotionally. Children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra -curricular activities at lunchtime, before and after school. We also have an innovative and highly popular Enrichment Programme that ensures all pupils have access to a range of activities to enhance their self esteem, confidence and life experiences.
"The school’s curriculum is broad and balanced; it is exceptional in its delivery of opportunities for pupils so that their key skills are reinforced in lots of ways. It also ensures that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs are enhanced very effectively." Ofsted 2015
The school is situated on a large site and is modern and well equipped. Built in 1990, the building has recently undergone a refurbishment. The school has excellent facilities, both inside and out and much pride is taken in creating a stimulating, exciting and purposeful learning environment. Pupils benefit from the use of; a large hall, Arts Room, Media suite (comprising of an ICT suite, Green Screen Studio and Radio Station), Outdoor Classroom, Family Rooms, libraries, a Sensory Room and group rooms. Outside, we are fortunate to have large playground areas, an extensive Multi Use Games Area, Playing Fields, Meadow, Forest School Area, Sensory Alley etc. We are committed to using emerging technologies to enhance the learning experience of our pupils. All of our classrooms and teaching areas have promethean whiteboards, we also have full class sets of iPads, Activevote, laptops and Kindles.
"Pupils’ attitudes to learning are very positive. They love the activities they do because they are challenging and enjoyable. Teachers work very effectively to capture pupils’ interests and constantly adjust the provision where they see any early signs of underachievement." Ofsted 2015
I feel very proud and privileged to be a part of Stoneyholme school and community. We have tried hard to capture everything that we do on our website (you will find more detailed information on the 'About Us' pages) however, if you wish to find out more information or to arrange a visit, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to make the necessary arrangements. Visitors are always welcome!
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