Welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to find us!
Our school caters for children aged from two years old to 11 years old and is set in beautiful surroundings.
Our vision “Our School, Our Future” reflects our collective attitude towards developing ourselves, our community and our aspirations.
Our values support and enhance our vision ensuring that our actions contribute to both our personal well-being and development and those of our family and friends in our caring school community.
We believe in the development of the whole child at our school. All subjects are important in our development and so every child learns from a broad, interesting and well-balanced curriculum. We deliver a curriculum that is chronological through space or time which enables the children to develop deep knowledge and understanding appropriate to their level of development. It is a clear, concise and progressive curriculum which is also enhanced by outdoor learning through Forest School.
Every child in our school has Forest School for half a day every week. During this time they learn personal skills such as resilience, problem-solving and relationship centred social development. They also learn skills such as fire building, cooking, den building and stick whittling. Our children can name the species of a tree from a leaf and can explain the seasonal changes in the world around them. Our teachers also benefit from Forest School as whilst the children are outside learning our teachers engage in personalised continuous professional development which ensures they are the best teachers they can be.
Role models are used to name our classrooms and also feature in our subjects to promote aspiration both in the present and the future. It is a huge motivating factor for our children to see who they could become through the eyes of someone who has achieved greatness in our world.
Our curriculum is enhanced and supported by highly skilled peripatetic specialist teachers in dance, gymnastics, music and computing. These specialists link their teaching into our curriculum enabling the learning achieved to build upon whatever a class is learning about.
Equality and inclusivity are at the heart of all we aim to achieve. This is evident in our relationships with one another and through our learning such as our use of Makaton sign language when singing songs, telling stories and sharing our school values.
Our nurturing, caring and inclusive environment really is the best place for your child to begin their life long learning journey.
Our school really does offer something unique and amazing. If you value positivity, kindness, relationships and acceptance of everyone then our school really is the school for you and your precious family.
Take some time to explore our website, arrange a visit to come and see for yourself and ask other parents in our local community to support your decision.
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your children thrive at our school.
With best wishes.
Our vision “Our School, Our Future” is
underpinned by 8 acrostic values.
We love to celebrate success in our school. Our school values are integral to these celebrations. Each school value has a trophy embossed with its name. Every week teachers write certificates which link learning and other positive outcomes to the values of our school. Every Friday we hold a celebration assembly where the certificates are given out and the very best examples of our "values in action" are awarded a trophy.
Trophy winners get to stand on the "step of success” and are also allowed to keep the trophy with them in class for the week. A photograph of all trophy winners is posted on class dojo so that parents can celebrate in their children's successes.
During COVID-19 our celebration assemblies have still taken place where the headteacher has filmed the certificate assembly and shared it with all classes and parents through class DOJO. This has been so successful we may continue it in the future.
Our Nursery and Reception children have a slightly different reward system involving our values dinosaurs. Each of our values has been given a unique dinosaur and these dinosaurs reward certificates to children who have displayed the values.
“Both my children go to Dial Park and I could not be happier! All the teachers are great and the headteacher is really approachable, I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.”
“The teachers are always there in the morning and afternoon to greet parents and children. The headteacher is amazing and has done so much for the school. Quite a few children have achieved grammar school places due to the high standard of teaching. It's a very rewarding school. And the school OFSTED reports have been brilliant. Speak to Mr Clark the headteacher and go along to any open days and see for yourself.”
“I went to dial park. It's such a loving school and is more like a community than a formality. The staff are great and the school itself creates such nostalgic memories for children to move on with..”