Welcome to Belgrave Primary School
I am delighted to offer you a warm welcome to our website which we hope you will find useful. Belgrave Primary School is a busy friendly school where all the staff strive to ensure every child reaches their potential. When I became head teacher at Belgrave in 2003, Belgrave was an infant school. The staff, governors and school community have enjoyed the journey of transforming an "Outstanding" (Ofsted 2005) infant school to an "Outstanding" (Ofsted 2009) primary school. We are all very proud of the school and there is a high level of commitment to providing an exciting, balanced and rich curriculum.
Prospective parents are encouraged to contact the school office to arrange to attend a "walk around" in the school day to see the school in action. The children at Belgrave enjoy talking about what they are learning and this approach also gives visitors the opportunity to ask questions. New parents of reception children are invited to a meeting in June before children start school and children attend some afternoon sessions in July. When children start school we offer a home visit from two members of the Foundation team to help your child feel secure and comfortable in their new learning environment.
We firmly believe in establishing effective home school partnerships from Foundation to Year 6. This is fostered through the year group meeting at the begiining of the school year, curriculum workshops, science and maths open afternoons, class newsletters, Home School Books and Planners and a wide range of social events organised by the PTA. You will be able to read our monthly newsletter on the website which will give you an insight to life at the school; as will the photographs of learning inside and outside of the classroom. The Class Pages will also show you what is happening in the classrooms.
In 2015 we received a congratulatory letter from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Reform, for being in the top 5% of schools in the Year 1 phonics check. We have continued to sustain high scores in the Phonics Check over the years.
We have also included a link under the Results 2017 to the GOV.UK site to enable you to see how our Key Stage 2 results compare with other schools in West Cheshire and Chester. The school's position out of 150 schools is 4th with 90% of the pupils having achieved the expected standard; 21% of the pupils reached the higher standard.
You can read information about our results on the website under the tab "Curriculum".
I enjoy meeting parents and I am usually available before and after school. If you would like the opportunity to talk something through in detail, please call the office to make an appointment.
Deanne Garratt (head teacher)