Shakespeare Primary School
We are a large primary school with a strong family ethos where the children are at the heart of everything we do.
Our school is a welcoming, modern and friendly place to be where each person is important and valued. We encourage caring for everyone and everything and we challenge and inspire our children to be the best they can be.
400 Honicknowle Lane
Our modern buildings enable us to offer our pupils and their families a wide variety of educational provision. Our youngest children (three to five year olds) work within an open-plan unit offering an enabling environment for nursery and reception children to learn through play through the Foundation Stage Curriculum. This vibrant and stimulating setting is surrounded by a large, secure outdoor play area, which is used daily, in all weathers, as part of their learning experiences.
Our building is fantastic! The modern design incorporates the latest thinking in planning and layout, building standards and information technology. The classroom furniture and many of the classroom resources are specifically designed and selected to complement the National Curriculum. Specialist teaching areas such as the school hall, drama and music studios and the 'Enquiry Zone' support the teaching of a 21st century curriculum. Outdoor facilities include secure, open play spaces, outdoor classrooms, sports field, allotments for gardening, an amphitheatre and a wildlife pond.
Our children make good progress from their starting points and the majority achieve their learning milestones. They enjoy a full and varied range of learning activities, presented through a thematic curriculum, which is enhanced through visiting authors, artists, sports and inspirational people. We make learning exciting and regularly taking our learning outside, making good use of our outdoor spaces on site, as well as making regular trips to Woodland Woods and Ham Woods. We offer three residential trips, currently to Dartmoor Training Centre in Year 4, Bachelor's Hall, Princetown in Year 5 and Grenville House, Brixham in Year 6, as well as a wide range of day trips for children from Nursery to Year 6.
We believe that parents and carers are their child's most important educator and we seek to support you, as you help your child through their next steps in learning. We offer support for learning through a variety of Parent Learning opportunities, such as monthly Stay and Play sessions for pre-nursery children, Phonics is Fun, Reading without Books, and Summer Circuits. We can also support with Maths homework in later years, amongst providing other opportunities for you to visit us throughout the year. Our Parent Support Adviser offers a confidential and personalised service to support parents with any parenting queries, no matter how small, and can help to signpost to appropriate services if required.
- Ofsted rating: Unknown See the report for the school
Children's progress is constantly monitored and assessed and careful records are kept.
Occasionally we find that a child does not make the progress we expect. If this were the case, parents would be consulted and appropriate steps taken, to support the child.
An Individual Education Plan may be made with individual targets, review dates and ideas to help parents to support their child at home. If targets continue not to be met, outside agencies such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists or Communication Interaction Specialists may be called upon for extra support.
After further consultation with parents the Local Authority (LA) may have to make a statutory assessment based on specialist advice. The LA may then draw up a Statement of Special Educational Needs. This describes all of the child's needs and all the special help that should be provided.
Parents will always be consulted and kept fully informed at every stage once we have identified that their child could benefit from some extra help. This could be for educational, personal or social needs. Our assessment procedures will also identify children of very high academic ability, whereby additional challenges and enrichment opportunities will be planned to meet the learning requirements of these children. Talented pupils will be encouraged to join clubs and societies outside of school to help extend their talents further.
- Primary school - 5 to 11 years
- Three / four year old funded
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