About Our School

Welcome to Ivy Road Primary School

Thank you for taking an interest in our vibrant school. We’re proud of the environment and learning opportunities we provide for our children; the achievements we have made; the teaching which engages our pupils and helps them to make good progress; and a curriculum that provides a range of memorable experiences.

Our school is a spacious, airy building which includes: a large hall with a stage; a gym; newly refurbished classrooms; a dedicated music room and well-equipped learning zone which includes a well-stocked library. Outside, the children also benefit from large grounds in which they can play and learn. Our outside space includes: a wildlife garden; an outdoor classroom and fire pit; playing fields and outside play equipment for the children to explore and enjoy – including a fantastic outdoor gym and two traversing walls.

All of our staff are professional, friendly, approachable, supportive and enthusiastic. We take pride from our children telling us that they feel safe and cared for in our school and from parents who support the school and appreciate how well it meets the needs of their children.

We have high expectations of all of our children, as well as recognising that every child is an individual and is unique. As a result, we set challenging targets for them and they are all encouraged to reach their full potential. This is supported by our creative approach to teaching and the curriculum, which is delivered around exciting themes such as Once upon a Time, Mythical Creatures, Pompeii and World War II. This provides our children with stimulating, exciting and memorable experiences. Within this creative approach, we retain a strong focus on positive reinforcement and recognise each child’s achievements through weekly celebration assemblies and the awarding of ‘Ivy Points’. (Details on the creative curriculum for children are available on each individual class page on this website).

Another facet of our exciting curriculum includes guests who visit school to talk to the children about their experiences and achievements. Visitors have included: The Newcastle Eagles basketball team and community coaches; a 2012 Olympic Torchbearer; the PDSA (the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals); the Newcastle United Football Foundation and the RNLI. We also ensure our children’s learning is further enhanced by arranging a variety of educational school visits. For example, in the past, we have visited Ford Castle – a residential activity centre equipped with a wide range of exciting and challenging activities for young people to enjoy. These include high ropes, zip wire, the leap of faith and team challenges. Other excursions have included Pizza Express, Whitehouse Farm and the International Centre for Life, as well as a range of sporting competitions and activities.

We value the importance of working together for the children in our care. The staff, Governors and I are always keen to hear the views of parents, carers and the community we serve; all members of staff are always available to discuss any aspect of your child’s education and general welfare.

Finally, if you require paper copies of any of the information on our school website please contact the school office and we will be happy to deal with your request.

Please see the latest copy of our:

School Prospectus: School Prospectus

Parental Survey by clicking on: School Survey – Parental Results 2018

To see our Parent View results please click on the link: Ofsted Parent View

 

Miss E. Taylor

Acting Headteacher


 

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