Welcome from the Headteacher Mr Bowen
to Almondbury Community School, a school with big ideas and very high expectations for children aged 3 to 16.
Here at Almondbury, we aim for the stars and nothing less. We all work together to ensure that all our children achieve success.
Our first rate facilities help our dedicated and passionate staff capture the interests and imaginations of our children.
Almondbury Community School has teaching and learning at its core. Children enjoy their time here and develop a love of learning and a sense of morality that follows them along their journey through education and on to their future careers
We see our role as preparing children for the challenges they will face beyond secondary school as they grow into responsible and confident adults, ready to make the most of the opportunities the world has to offer.
We have only one goal and that is to be the best.
An ‘all-through’ school offers a unique learning experience for pupils from Nursery to Year 11.
An ‘all-through’ school creates opportunities for sharing expertise across all age ranges. Staff get to know children and their families as they grow and develop, bringing continuous care and close relationships between home and school.
A common approach to curriculum planning and assessment and our House Systems across the ‘all-through’ school brings the flexibility to meet each child’s individual needs.
An all-through school offers unique opportunities for home and school to work in partnership, sharing the excitement of early days in Reception through to the celebration of success at the end of Year 11!
For a child to achieve their best, they need to feel safe and confident in their surroundings. We place children’s rights at the heart of our ethos.
We believe all our children has a right to a fair and equal education, regardless of ability or disability. It is extremely important for all our pupils to thrive and benefit from a high quality education.
By focusing on the individual child, supporting their unique needs and encouraging their own interests and passions we believe they will develop into a rounded individual with an appetite for learning and achievement that will follow them through life.
To help get our pupils ready for the world beyond school, we offer them a wide range of opportunities outside of the curriculum to supplement what they learn in the classroom.
There is a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, with something to suit everyone. These include sports clubs, art clubs, science club, cooking club, technology clubs and music clubs. Taking part in these sessions increases confidence and broadens interests to help develop pupils into more rounded individuals as they head towards their future.
Topics are brought to life through exciting lessons, enrichment, expert visitors and educational trips and visits that children never forget.
We encourage our children to engage with the community, whether it is at a local level, a national level or global community.
We like to invite the local community, especially parents and carers, into school to share the children’s achievement and performances. Parents and carers have a vital role to play in the life of our school community. We pride ourselves on these relationships, which support the work of our teaching staff and give pupils the confidence and the skills they need to succeed. Our ‘open door’ policy encourages you to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. As well as attending parents’ evenings and the celebrations taking place within each age group, you are always welcome in school.
With your help, we strive to provide a rich and rewarding experience for pupils across the school and give our young people the best possible foundation in life. We are a school that works with its community and for its community. It is this shared goal which underpins our motto,
‘Growing Together - Achieving Together’