I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you from all of us at Pipworth Community Primary School. It is a privilege to serve the community of the Manor.
Our vision is for all pupils to achieve their best outcomes through a creative, inclusive and engaging curriculum, enabling them to become lifelong learners. We have a strong belief in our eight core values: aspiration, community, respect, teamwork, courage, determination, equality and honesty, and we are committed to challenging inequality in any form through an inclusive ethos. Our school values are taught through the curriculum, assemblies and general daily life in school.
The children in our school are a joy and most make outstanding progress from their individual starting points. We are a highly inclusive school. Pipworth celebrates the success of children of all abilities within a nurturing and caring atmosphere and every visitor comments on the warmth, friendliness and kindness of the staff, all secured within a culture of high expectation.
Our children have personality and we celebrate character and individuality. We foster social skills and attitudes through our eight core values which are designed to create good citizens in society; citizens who are respectful and tolerant of others, who aim high in all aspects of their life and can work with confidence in a team situation. Our children have enquiring minds and the motivation to succeed. Our motto is ‘Reach for the Stars’ and we teach our children about aspiration and give the message that they can achieve anything with hard work and determination. We have a strong emphasis on employment, a STEM rich curriculum and links with organisations and Sheffield University to encourage learning beyond the primary phase. Children enjoy our annual ‘Careers Week’ where children learn of different forms of employment.
Children and families tell us they feel part of a family at Pipworth. Children are at the heart of all the decisions made by our colleague and Governor team. There are high expectations from the very start of a child's journey with us and parents are encouraged to play a key role in their child's education. Children thrive because the staff take time to know the children as individuals and their families and build meaningful relationships which help us to tailor the curriculum and provision to secure the very best from each child.
In our school, everything we do is based on the simple belief that all children will achieve highly, from their varied starting points, given the right levels of support and inspiration and that each child has many talents that can be discovered and grown. We know that children flourish personally and academically when they feel safe, happy and are inspired by talented teachers and supported by a community that knows and appreciates them as individuals. We are a highly inclusive school with well above National average numbers for special educational needs and almost 60% of our pupils are entitled to pupil premium. We believe in identifying individual starting points and securing outstanding success for all. Our colleague team are highly skilled in supporting all levels of ability, securing good behaviour and attitudes to learning and ensuring children are ambitious for themselves and we set their goals high!
Our drive is to secure good reading outcomes for all pupils and a love of reading permeates the curriculum through the use of high quality texts and a rigorous and consistent approach to phonics. Children are encouraged to read at every opportunity.
We are proud of the children’s creative, artistic, sporting and academic success and we nurture and develop these talents at every opportunity. Children are encouraged to join in with our sporting activities at lunchtimes and a range of after school clubs. We also run family events, holiday clubs and several residential opportunities throughout the year.
Please make an appointment to visit our school by calling the school office on 0114 2391078. You will be warmly welcomed!