Welcome to West Kidlington Primary & Nursery School
I would like to welcome you to West Kidlington Primary and Nursery School.
Please do take the time to look at our website; it will give you an insight into life at West Kidlington Primary and Nursery School. I would strongly encourage that you organise a visit to the school. The feeling you get when you are in the building is very special. The children thrive in the school. Our main expectations for the children, staff, and families is very simple - be kind and give your best. If these two simple things are followed, children will be happy and successful.
Our Golden Curriculum Threads:
These Golden Threads underpin our offer for the children.
Mistakes lead to learning
Purpose - a reason to learn
Giving your best - taking pride
Children to create their own learning at home
Memorable / Unpredictable / Exciting
Simple but effective
Our core value is - Be Kind, Give Your Best
Results and Progress:
The school's continued efforts are now being reflected in consistent outcomes and our Ofsted report reflected this. Our overall rating of Good was thoroughly deserved. Our Outstanding rating in personal development is something the whole school community is immensely proud of. We are clear about the next steps the school needs to make. We are hungry to continue to improve and make the school even better. We have now reached the stage where our next inspection is imminent. We are building on previous recommendations and continue to assess where and how we can develop.
We have overseen major changes to our curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning - here we are continuously reflecting on our ability to provide quality feedback, ask incisive questions, and model to a very high standard. Our subject leaders within the school have a clear vision for each subject and we are working hard to enhance the offer in each subject. We recognise how important non-core subject teaching is and how it supports Maths, English and Science.
Any prospective new parent is encouraged to get in touch, and we will make a personal appointment with you for a guided tour. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions, see the environment, look inside the classrooms and find out about the school and our approach to learning.
Our school improvement areas for 2023/2024 include:
Provide children with knowledge about what their next steps/targets are in an effort to quickly improve outcomes
Support Teachers to make even more accurate judgements about children's assessment and position
Celebrate the school's multicultural strengths more effectively
Provide children with experiences and knowledge to be able to be aware of what life may be like beyond Primary School
Develop a deeper understanding within parents of the importance of reading
We want our children to be so motivated and inspired that they create their own personal learning when they arrive home. When families ask what they learned today, we want children to be highly engaged in conversation.
We hope to welcome you to West Kidlington Primary and Nursery School very soon.