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Welcome to Levendale Primary School

We are a one-form entry primary school, tucked away within a private housing estate on the outskirts of Yarm. We pride ourselves on the friendly, approachable atmosphere in school and the sense of belonging that we try to instil in all members of the school community.

For all our pupils we seek to provide a happy and secure environment founded on mutual respect for one another. We aim to develop the childrens’ skills, knowledge and understanding through carefully planned and structured activities, which provide experiences to enrich and stimulate learning through an engaging, broad, balanced and enjoyable curriculum. All children are special and we seek to foster each individual’s unique talents and to provide support where difficulties arise.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection (September 2017) corroborated the sense of family in school and that we are highly effective in ensuring that pupils feel safe.

“Your underpinning ethos is in developing the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. This strong set of values steers the school’s curriculum well and nurtures the strong sense of ‘family’ within the school. Parents value greatly the time taken by your staff to get to know and appreciate their child’s needs. Every pupil is treated as the special individual they are and this reflects your strong and effective commitment to inclusion.”

“Pupils’ behaviour is conducive to the calm and orderly atmosphere in school. Pupils in all year groups demonstrate excellent attitudes to their learning and exemplary manners, and they offer broad smiles and a warm welcome to visitors. In all classes, pupils are keen to share their learning and talk with enthusiasm about the many opportunities they receive and their high aspirations for the future. Pupils talk eloquently about those of other faiths and beliefs and demonstrate tolerant and respectful attitudes to others. This is the result of your carefully crafted approach to pupils’ personal development. One of the older pupils shared how easy it was to be a new starter at the school: ‘There were bundles of people asking me to join their games and be their friend.’ Parents, who overwhelmingly say that their children are happy and well cared for, endorse this view.”

“Pupils say that they feel safe in school and they have the utmost faith that should an incident occur, there would be a trusted adult in whom they can confide. Parents endorsed this view.”

Words on a page are only part of the story, however. To truly get a feel for what makes Levendale a very special place for children to thrive, come and see what we have to offer!

If you are considering applying to the school but would like more information, or you would like to make a prior visit, please contact either Mrs Dearlove or Mrs McCullagh in the school office.

Richard Beadnall 

Headteacher
 

 

 

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