Welcome to Village Primary School

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I would like to welcome you to our website. Free paper copies of this website are available on request. If you have any further questions, we would warmly encourage you to contact school or to visit our community. I would be incredibly proud to give you a tour of our fantastic school!

As part of The Prince Regent Street Trust we work collaboratively with the schools within the trust to ensure the best outcomes for all our children.

At Village Primary School we have the very highest expectations of progress and behaviour. We take pride in everything we do and challenge ourselves to be the very best within a nurturing environment. Our pupils are shining examples of our school ethos; their conduct is exemplary and they demonstrate impeccable manners on a daily basis.

Our pupils enjoy an engaging curriculum filled with real life experiences which foster independence, collaboration and determination to succeed; essential skills for life.

Through ‘Philosophy 4 Children’, which is embedded practise across school, we actively promote a culture of resilience where children feel safe and encouraged to problem solve, question, debate and express opinions.

We take pride in our consistent teaching approaches across school from Nursery to Year 6. Talk 4 Writing, Reciprocal Reading and Maths of the Day are examples of whole school strategies to instil metacognition. Our pupils can articulate their learning and next steps. Even our very mature Year 6 pupils understand the importance of using practical equipment in maths. Children at Village have a real love of learning!

Our classes enjoy learning through themed topics which include lots of rich experiences to bring the curriculum to life. Our Nursery and Reception classes are relishing the opportunity to access learning in our newly renovated outdoor area. In fact, all children throughout school learn in and outside the classroom. The installation of our Village pond on the school field forms part of our eco area where children enjoy learning about plants, animals, conservation and growing their own food.

Visitors join us in school to enrich the curriculum. We also take the children on a diverse range of educational visits in our local community and further afield. During last term, our classes enjoyed meeting an array of wild animals, watched Fire Brigade demonstrations, visited the theatre, have taken part in science labs at secondary school and a World War One workshop, to name a few.

We are an incredibly health conscious school; healthy eating and fitness is very important to us. Highly skilled sports coaches train our teachers in a wide range of sports from gymnastics to cricket. We also offer daily sports clubs; this after-school provision caters for all interests. We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Award for competitive sports.

Confidence is key! We have a strong culture of promoting performing arts and this really fosters confidence in other areas of the curriculum. Even our very small 3 year old Nursery pupils sing, quite often on their own, in front of a large live audience. By the end of Key Stage 2, our experienced performers bring audiences to tears with their maturity and empathy.

Village Primary School is a Rights Respecting School and our ethos actively promotes British Values and Global Learning. Everything we do is child centred. We are proud of our heritage and incredibly proud to be part of a larger Thornaby community.

Claire Park
Head Teacher
Village Primary School



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