A warm welcome to Elmridge Primary School. We are all very proud of our school and our aim is that all new children to the school feel safe, happy and ready to learn. Our educational vision is:
‘“Empowering children to shape the world of tomorrow”
Elmridge strives to ensure that all its pupils meet their full academic, social, emotional and physical potential through building solid foundations during this first chapter of their lifelong learning journey.
Our goal is to develop confident, understanding, global citizens with a love of learning and respect for each other and the world around them.
We feel that effective education is based on a strong partnership between school and home with the child being at the centre. We strive to build good, honest relationships with all our parents and carers.
We plan many exciting and enriching activities each term and strive to make learning as much fun as possible. We aim to offer the children first hand experiences on which to build their skills and knowledge.
We aim to promote self-discipline, good manners and co-operation. We want your children to be aspirational and we aim to teach them learning strategies in order for them to develop a real love of learning. Our children will learn HOW to learn, not just what to learn.
We hope you will take every opportunity to engage with us by communicating through the home/school diaries, questionnaires, parent/teacher meetings, and informal chats. Our school is very much a community where all voices are listened to and valued.
All parents and carers are welcome to join the PTA (Parent Teacher Association). This group meet informally and share ideas on how to raise money for the school.
The school has a very supportive Local Governing body. They play a key role within school supporting and challenging senior leaders and subject co-ordinators and can often be seen at whole school events and special occasions.
We have a breakfast and after school club, known as “The Elmridge Activity Centre”. This is privately owned but works closely with the school. At the Centre children are able to socialise with other pupils of all ages across the school and engage in play based activities. Alternatively, pupils can complete homework or other academic study.
All the staff at Elmridge Primary School are passionate about the children in their care and education in general. We aim to know every child personally, even if they are not in our class. Teachers and leaders regularly attend courses to expand their knowledge and skills. Furthermore, through our capacity as a Teaching School and as part of The Dunham Trust, members of staff regularly use their expertise to support and develop staff in other schools. We see ourselves as lifelong learners and would like our pupils to develop the same philosophy.
Elmridge is one of the top performing schools nationally. Children at the end of KS2 achieve excellent attainment and make significantly better than expected progress overall. The school is also considered as a leading school in the country for primary foreign language.
We value extra-curricular opportunities within school. A broad range of activities are on offer to the pupils including art, dance, maths, Spanish and cross country. The school regularly participates in inter-school competitions in many disciplines. Please encourage your children to make the most of these opportunities.
We hope you enjoy our website. If you would like to see any further information on it, or have any comments to make, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org – we really value feedback.
We look forward to working with you in partnership to enable your child to flourish and succeed.
Mr M Edmundson
Head of School