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Aims & Ethos

Lakes Primary School Vision

At Lakes Primary School, we aim to provide a positive learning experience for every individual, which ensures that everyone achieves beyond their ambition. We take pride in the fact that we have a safe, enjoyable, respectful learning environment, which promotes self-belief, confidence and resilience – because everyone in our school community matters.

School Aims

  • A school community where everyone feels included, valued and respected regardless of race, nationality, gender or ability
  • A place with a happy, calm and safe atmosphere where everyone enjoys learning and working together
  • A school community which has learning and teaching at the heart of everything that it does
  • An ethos which celebrates achievement and recognises success
  • A place which has consistently high expectations for all and where academic achievement is not the only measure of success
  • A school community where the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the whole community is promoted and protected

Outcomes for All:

  • Everyone is confident and highly motivated with a good self-image and is fully involved in the life of the school
  • We think positively and say, “I can…”
  • We behave well and tolerate, care and support each other but we are also independent and can think for ourselves
  • We are open minded, have a love of learning and show initiative
  • We take part in activities outside of school in order to further develop our own skills and interests

Our ethos will value everyone as individuals, raising self-esteem whenever we can and creating a positive atmosphere through our interactions with the whole school community.

Our curriculum will be broad, balanced and creative with many opportunities for first-hand experiences: we will endeavour to teach the children life-skills to equip them for tomorrow’s world. Teaching will take account of different learning styles and all abilities. We will value the development of the whole child through the arts, and subjects such as PSCHE, striving to continuously be a physically, mentally and emotionally healthy school. We will be proactive in promoting and protecting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of everyone in our school community.

Our expectations will be high and we will provide challenge and support for all of our learners.

Our environment will be attractive, calm, ordered, safe and stimulating. It will celebrate the achievements of all and will stimulate and support teaching and learning. It will look bright, colourful and make a positive impact.

We will develop positive and supportive relationships with parents and the wider community, encouraging and valuing their contribution and commitment to achieving our aims. As part of this, parents, pupils and staff are encouraged to talk openly about emotional wellbeing and mental health. We will all support each other and work for the positive development of our school community.

School Vision Document

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In the News

Lakes Pupils are Winners!

Pupils, present and in our recent past, have been celebrating a number of fabulous achievements in recent weeks. It started with year 5 pupil, Alisha, winning the Northern Echo 500…

2nd December 2020

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Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Click the link below to read about our October Healthy Schools Challenge. Entries for the challenge will close on 2 November 2020 and photos can be sent to [email protected] Autumn…

21st October 2020

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Halloween 2020

On Friday 23rd October we will be having Halloween activities in our classrooms. Children can come to school dressed in their Halloween costume for the day.

21st October 2020

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Coronavirus Updates - School Closure January 2021

Following the announcement this evening (4th January 2021) by the Government we are once again in a National lockdown and schools are closed until mid February 2021.

School REMAINS OPEN for vulnerable children and key worker children should you wish for them to attend – please see definitions below:

Vulnerable children:  Any child whose family is working with social care or early help, any child who has an EHCP, any child in the process of an EHCP, any child who is ‘looked after’, any child considered a ‘young carer’ and any child who is struggling with anxiety who would be better placed at school during this time.

Key workers: Parents/Carers who work in:- health and social care; Education and childcare settings; public services; local and national government; food and other necessary goods; public safety and national security; transport and border infrastructure; utilities, communication and financial services.

If this applies to you, your children are still able to attend school. Please bring them as usual at the same time, to the same door as normal tomorrow. You will be asked to complete a form as a record of your eligibility if you are claiming ‘key worker’ status.

For further information regarding free school meals please see letter in full here.

Your child’s learning is important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child learn. Simply click Home Learning Packs to access home learning packs.

Keep Safe

Mrs Madden