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What we offer

Information about our school

Brookside Primary School offers a rich learning experience and wonderful environment to pupils age 3-11.

Foundation Stage                                                                                                       

Our youngest children (3-5) are based in our vibrant and modern Foundation Stage Unit. Children aged 3 and 4 are entitled to 15 hours per week and can attend either mornings (9:00 - 12:00), afternoons (12:00 - 3:00) or all day Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday/Friday. Children start full time school in the September of the academic year they turn 5 in our Reception class.

Key Stage 1

Year 1 and 2 children are based in our Key Stage 1 area. This comprises 3 classrooms, a shared resource area, playground, large grass area and jungle gym.

Key Stage 2                                                                                                                     

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 based in our new Brook Building. This comprises six classrooms, a library, ICT Suite, Learning Mentor room, kitchen, main hall, offices and community room.

Ethos and Values of our school

At Brookside Primary School we believe in providing a safe, welcoming, happy and well ordered school environment in which children can learn effectively and reach the highest standards of which they are capable;

We encourage all our children to show:

 Care for each other and their school;

 Courtesy and respect towards all people in school;

 Consideration of others in everything that they do;

 Co-operation: the success of our school is based on us all learning to work together;

 Celebration: to value their achievements and success of others.

 Citizenship: to appreciate the different values and cultural differences that make up our world.

We believe that the partnership between home and school plays a vital role in ensuring that we provide the very best education, environment and example for all our children.  Partnership with parents and children underpins all that we do.

We believe all members of the school community should be equally valued and at the same time have an equal responsibility and part to play in helping our children to develop into independent, responsible and caring individuals.

Safeguarding Statement

All the governors and staff at Brookside Primary School share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:

         Providing a safe environment for them to learn

         Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action, with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.

To achieve this objective, we:

         Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children

         Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice

         Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe

         Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing support for our children

The designated staff for Child Protection at Brookside Primary School are: Mr N Cornell (Headteacher), Mr J Watt (Deputy Headteacher) and Mr C Simpson (Assistant Headteacher).