Ethos at Flanderwell Primary School
Flanderwell Primary School is a growing, happy school with children at the heart of everything we do. Our motto, ‘every child, every minute, every hope’, reflects this emphasis on ensuring that each child in our care grows, flourishes and is prepared for life in the modern world.
We have high expectations for all of our children, and believe wholeheartedly that happy children learn. For this reason we foster a warm, caring atmosphere, praise only exemplary behaviour and keep our children’s interests at the heart of all we do.
Relationships with parents and families are of the utmost importance to us in enabling all children to be the best they can possibly be. We are fortunate to have a strong team of support staff, including a Learning Mentor, to support families and children throughout their time in our school.
We are a growing school, with around 45 pupils entering our school every year. Each year, from January to July, we offer funded pre-school places for children whose 3rd birthdays occur between September 1st and March 31st. In addition to this, we offer a top up of 15 hours under the 30hr scheme, for eligible families. A local breakfast and after school club provider runs wrap around care at our centre. Our school serves a very mixed catchment area which includes the Flanderwell Estate, Sunnyside and Woodlaithes Village. The majority of our children go on to attend Wickersley School and Sports College, with whom we have strong links. Flanderwell Primary is part of the Wickersley Learning Community and the Diocese of Sheffield Academy Trust and we believe strongly in partnership working to achieve the best outcomes for our children. We have strong links with Wickersley St Alban’s C of E Primary School, and our Executive Headteacher Mrs Adair takes the lead for both of our schools.
We have a number of extra-curricular sport clubs that children can join including football, multi-sports, dance and dodgeball and we regularly take part in local sporting festivals. We also have a gardening club which is led by our learning mentor and volunteers from our parent group, Friends of Flanderwell.
The whole team works consistently hard to provide the best start in life for all our children and to move our school to the next level of success.