Welcome to the Vale Primary School website! Our intention is to use this site to inform and celebrate the achievements the children make as they grow and learn during their time with us. This website is designed to give you a greater understanding and knowledge of the many aspects of our school and its place within the local community.
The child is at the centre of all that we do and we value them as unique individuals. We aim to provide a happy and safe learning environment where every child can achieve their best in all areas of the curriculum, whilst also becoming a well-rounded individual.
It is the primary aim of our school that every member of our community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring school community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. We aim to promote good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn and reach their full potential.
We aim to help children to grow in a safe and secure environment, and to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of the school community.
We are a three-form entry primary school with over 500 pupils across both departments – infants and juniors. Pupils transfer to the junior department at the end of Year 2. These transition points are important for our pupils and we do our best to ensure that effective procedures and support are in place, not only when children join our school, but also as they move through different year groups.
Finally 'thank you' to all our dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic staff for their continued support in all our endeavours. We look forward to the years ahead when we will be working with you as partners in the next phase of the education of your child.
Positive relationships are encouraged throughout the school where good behaviour, effort and performance are rewarded by praise, stickers, certificates and in the juniors, house points which are recorded on a child’s house point card. When their card is completed, the child receives a merit sticker in assembly. House point totals are announced each week in our celebration assemblies. A trophy is awarded to the winning house each term. When a child enters the junior department, they are placed in one of four houses:
Balmoral - Red
Sandringham - Blue
Buckingham - Yellow
Windsor - Green