Queen's Drive Primary School

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18th December 14

We were recently on Preston FM.  Click on the image below to hear the full interview!

 

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 had built a new classroom 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. It is our intention to use this new classroom for our “After and Before School” Clubs.

Last year, we purchased a “Yurt”. A yurt is a Mongolian tent like structure, which we use as an additional teaching space for our children. It has a wood-burning stove inside and is powered by solar energy. Each year group will “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.

This is a school where no-one ever seems to want to leave at the end of the day, with children participating in the many extra-curricular clubs that we provide, before school, at lunchtimes and after school. These include sports, ICT, music and gardening! Our children tell us that they enjoy coming to school and that they find learning fun. This is very important to all of us.

Our school has very close links with both local Primary and Secondary schools. We participate in events organised by Broughton High School 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.

Creativity is an important part of our school. We have a skills based themed approach to our curriculum, which develops pupils' learning in a more creative, meaningful and relevant way. ICT is also an area that we are proud of. Our children contribute regularly to our school Moodle website and older children have the opportunity to submit their homework through Moodle as well. Naturally, Internet safety is of paramount importance to us at all times.

Of course, all this does not detract from the academic side of our curriculum. In 2014 we were extremely proud of our results once again, and we are always naturally looking to improve upon them! In 2013 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

Julie Webster

Headteacher

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