Dear Parents and Carers,
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Elmbridge Primary School. Elmbridge benefits from a long tradition of excellence which we will continue to develop, and I am very confident that your child will be able to take advantage of the many and varied activities which are part of the school’s life. In March 2018, OFSTED graded us ‘good’ in all areas, stating that ‘pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain’ and that ‘classrooms are a hive of discussion and thinking’.
Please take time to read through the prospectus. It contains a great deal of very valuable information, which you will find most helpful. However, there is nothing like visiting in person for getting a flavour of the school, over two sites, and discovering what a very special place it is. You will receive a very warm welcome.
At Elmbridge Primary School, we aim for all our pupils to be confident to embrace the next stage of their learning. We want them to have enquiring minds, be independent and resilient. We also want our pupils to value the importance of reading and be able to communicate ideas effectively. The Elmbridge Primary School curriculum will also evolve to reflect the knowledge and skills needed for life in the 21st Century.
Although we are a very large primary school split over two sites, with 627 pupils on roll, we strive to have a ‘family feel’ and real sense of community with our children and families. OFSTED noted that pupils ‘treat each other with respect and interact together well’ (March 2018). We believe that our staff and pupils should know how to look after their physical and mental health and show respect, tolerance and compassion for each other. Moreover, by working together as a team and involving all stakeholders (parents, governors, pupils and staff) will together ensure a continuous improvement in high standards of teaching and learning.
Should you have any queries arising from the prospectus, do not hesitate to contact me. I shall be only too willing to help.
Glen Tharia - Head Teacher