Welcome to Queen's Drive Primary School.
Our school is always a hive of activity, not least because of the exciting new initiatives which are happening. We have recently converted a classroom space into an art / technology room and are busy planning for our 2014 intake, which, for the first time will be 90 pupils! This number will be for one year only, to facilitate the additional places needed in the North Preston area. We will have an additional timber building on site and it is our intention to use this for our “After and Before School” Clubs.
During the next financial year, we hope to purchase a “Yurt”. A yurt is a Mongolian tent like structure, which we can use as an additional teaching space for our children. It has a wood-burning stove inside and is powered by solar energy. Our intention is that each year group “decorate” the yurt each half term according to the subject of their research-based project.
The school has an After School Club - "QD Kids Club" and a Breakfast Club; and this means that we are able to provide high quality care for your children from 7.15a.m. - 6p.m.
Our school has very close links with both local Primary and Secondary schools. We participate in events organised by BBEC and Ashton High School. We are an ITT Placement school for student teachers and an NPQH placement school, for those who are aspiring towards Headship! We have also recently joined the Preston Schools Teaching Alliance which enables us to share expertise between local schools within the network.
Of course, all this does not detract from the academic side of our curriculum. In 2013 we were extremely proud of our results once again, and we are always naturally looking to improve upon them! Our successful results identified us as a school within the top 100 in the country and certainly contributed to our gaining an “Outstanding” judgment in our OFSTED Inspection during December 2013. You can view our most recent results and discover what parents think about our school by clicking on the “Parents” section of our website.
The most important part of our lives in school are our children, and we value what they have to say greatly. We have a School Council which meets regularly to discuss school initiatives, as "pupil voice" is important to us all. From a pupil questionnaire, our children tell us that they are trusted, they are encouraged to share ideas, it is a happy school where everyone gets on well together, they feel safe and it's like a family. If our children are happy, then so are we!
If you would like an appointment to look around our school, then please contact us to make arrangements. You would be most welcome, and thank you for visiting our website.
With very best wishes