Head Teacher’s Welcome
A Church School
Allerton Church of England Primary is a hard working, creative and friendly school with incredibly supportive parents. I have been Headteacher here since we opened in 2007, so this community really matters to me and to the staff here. We refer to it as ACE, for short, which thankfully it really is.
Allerton CE Primary is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school. We welcome children from all faiths and backgrounds and those of none. We have a vibrant, dynamic and diverse school community, with representatives from many cultures and approx 40 languages spoken. This leads to a rich, colourful and exciting community.
We know the pressure on families and so have an Out of School Club (OOSC) offer that begins at 07:30 and ends at 18:00 to enable working parents to work. Holiday clubs run in the Easter holidays and for 4 weeks in the summer too, thus supporting our families further.
Our extensive school grounds enable us to plan many opportunities for learning, which have been enhanced by Forest School training, apple press and on-site composter. We love to garden, grow things, create outdoor sculptures and use our natural environment as well as our fort, fire pit, ampitheatre, pizza oven, Multi-Use Games Area, orchard and more.
We aim to keep our premises up to date, with our own purpose built Arts space, Café and Nurture space.
Summer 2022 saw our beautiful sensory room, The Hive, installed on the site. Looking rather like a fairy tale building outside, this will be further enhanced with a sensory garden surrounding the wooden building.
We have invested heavily in our Early Years, with our impressive purpose built outdoor area.
Inspired by a childhood love of the world of Narnia; 2022 saw the opening of our truly inspirational Library, which is a real wow. Definitely worth seeing and spending some time in there, as we seek to instil a real love for books.
Our March 2022 Arts Mark Platinum Status and Arts partnerships, enable us to provide quality experiences and provision for our pupils. Our Early Years provision extends from our 2 year old setting up to Reception. Come and see what is on offer, as the children are happy and settled and we would love to welcome you too. Our entrance is shared with the Alwoodley Children’s Centre, which is sited within the same building. Co-location has enabled really strong partnership working.
A Passion for Learning
We are passionate about learning and aim for every child to have a happy and active primary education in an environment that is caring and supportive. We provide a stimulating and structured environment in which all children are encouraged to reach their full potential. We treat all our pupils individually, developing their sense of worth and confidence and encourage unique talents to flourish in every child.
We want our children to really love learning. We want our children to be passionate about what they do. We want to work in partnership with you, our parents, as this is key to success.
Please look at the Gallery page, as well as the class Blogs, which give an insight in to some of the work that we do here.
I look forward to sharing our school life and work with you and as part of that, am incredibly proud to have been awarded the Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School 2022, in November 2022, as part of the Pearson National Teaching Awards. The 2023 Awards take place November 2023.
Helen Stott, Head Teacher