Monkshouse is a Community Primary School and admits children between the ages of 3 and 11. Our admission number for each year group from Reception is 60, and 31FTE (full time equivalent) in Nursery.
The school has 15 classes and is organised into 3 educational stages:
- Foundation Stage – Nursery and Reception
- Key Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2
- Key Stage 2 – Years 3 to 6
At Monkshouse we believe that a shared vision and ethos, teamwork and positive partnerships – with all Children, Staff, Governors, Parents, Carers and the wider community will lead to effective teaching, high standards and successful learning.
By providing creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning, we develop confident children who take ownership of their learning and are proud of their achievements.
By working together, we maintain a safe, happy and stimulating environment where everyone is valued and respected, and difference and diversity are celebrated.
By planning a creative and exciting curriculum, we enable all of our pupils to enjoy and value their learning and meet their emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual needs.
By setting realistic, but aspirational targets, we ensure that everyone fulfils their potential.
The school aims to work in partnership with parents/carers to provide the best education for their children. We offer a range of ways for families to become involved with the school. These include: themed days, curriculum presentations, whole school events, reading mornings, meet and greets, class assemblies, class visits and parent workshops.
Topic Maps are emailed to parents/carers each term advising them what their children will be learning and how they can help at home. We ask that you help to progress your child’s learning by supporting them with activities such as reading, homework and topic projects. You can find more details about this under the curriculum section on this website.
Formal parents evenings are held 3 times a year and progress discussed at these, although teachers are always available if parents have any questions or concerns. A comprehensive written report is sent to parents in the summer term.
Weekly newsletters are sent by email to inform parents about learning in school, events and diary dates as well as sharing the successes children have had during the week.