Outstanding

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Outstanding Leadership and management.
Outstanding Behaviour and safety of pupils.
Outstanding Quality of teaching.
Outstanding Achievement of pupils.
Outstanding Early years provision.

Ofsted said, ‘Something special and something of excellence takes place at Birkwood’.

 

This Outstanding Ofsted Report is a real celebration for our community of children, staff, governors and parents of what happens each and every day. 

We are all so very proud!

Julie Allen (Mrs)
Headteacher

Click the link or the image below to read or print the full report

449140 Birkwood PS – Published Report (October 2014)

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Headteacher’s Welcome Message

 

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We wish you a very warm welcome to the Birkwood Primary School website and hope that by using the site you will get a picture of our vision, aims and the values we uphold.

Our school is a caring, supportive and family orientated community where we encourage our children to ‘be the best that they can be’.  This is achieved within the context of an exciting and relevant curriculum that meets their needs and is underpinned by our School Logo ‘Inspire, Cherish and Achieve Together.’

Our strong and committed Governing Body have made the decision to keep class sizes as small as possible lower down the school in order to ensure high quality support for our youngest children. The entire school has been refurbished over the past 4 years to include the playground and a Trim Train on the large playing field, a purpose built kitchen so that children can cook as part of their learning in Science, Maths and Literacy.   A community garden area is soon to be undertaken following successful Big Lottery Grant funding.

We are very proud of our school community; if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best wishes,

Mrs Julie Allen
Headteacher

 

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Thank You Mrs. Baker

We bid farewell to Mrs. Baker and thanked her for 14 fabulous years at Birkwood. We celebrated her career at our school where she has helped many families and of course many of our wonderful children. Mrs. Baker had to show her presents – she was delighted with them and is already looking forward to spending time with her family in Australia away from the expensive School Holidays! Thank you Mrs. Baker and congratulations on your wonderful career.

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Hot Cross Buns

Thanks to Mrs. Sutton Year 3 had a tasty treat with their milk on our last morning of the term. They were delicious! We learned about the significance of making and eating hot cross buns at Easter time.

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Newsletter 26: Friday, 27th March 2015

Newsletter 26: Friday, 27th March 2015

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Special Assembly

We held our annual Easter Egg Raffle Assembly though this year there were a couple of extra additions. Many thanks to Mrs. Shaw for her hard work in setting up our Reading Reward System – the first prizes were awarded…

After the raffle we staged our EYFS Easter Bonnet Parade. They looked amazing!

Thank you everybody, a superb end to a superb term.

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Sport Stars of the Week

Our Sports Stars of the Week are from Year 2 Eagles – and here is why! A wonderful piece of work for Beginners Ballroom. The Cha Cha Cha is simply amazing! Well done – thoroughly deserved winners.

 

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Easter Egg Mania

Look at how creative Year 5 have been with Easter! They staged a fun competition to decorate some eggs – some were done at home and some at school. Poor Mrs. Allen had the job of adjudicating the special efforts! Well done to everybody and of course – Happy Easter.

 

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Easter Egg Hunt

We really do have a magical time in Year 1! Just have a look at our Easter Egg Hunt! It’s not a surprise to see and how excited both the Whales & Dolphins were! Of course, they succeeded – well done and a huge thank you to all of our wonderful staff in Year 1.

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Easter Assembly 2015

Our Special Easter Assembly proved to be a wonderful morning in School. Led by Mrs. Allen & Father David, we visited the story of Holy Week. The Assembly featured our latest Hymn – the singing was simply beautiful. Well done everybody and thank you Father David. Happy Easter.

 

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Easter Hymn

 To prepare for Father David’s Easter Assembly, we have learnt a new Hymn in School. We couldn’t resist sharing this amazing EYFS Trio performing its opening verse! A beautiful way to celebrate Holy Week.

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Happy Easter 2015

Our Easter Disco raised an amazing £199.30! We had a brilliant evening and showed our Easter Bonnets. We must thank our #IncredibleCommunity for their support with the Bonnets. Special mentions to all of the staff, led by Mr. & Mrs. White for their help in hosting such a great night.

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