Local authority maintained school
234 pupils enrolled
3 to 11
About Wynndale Primary School
Wynndale Primary School is a one-form entry primary school, currently having 230 children on roll. It is situated on the eastern side of Mansfield and draws approximately half of its pupils from the immediate vicinity with the remainder coming from outside the designated catchment area. We currently cater for pupils aged 3-11, offering 30 hours of free childcare to eligible families in our F1 setting plus 15 hours universal entitlement. We are also co-located with Cherubs, a Children’s Centre, that provides day care and education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years, all year round.
We are well resourced, enabling us to ensure our children receive a high standard of education. We also have a wealth of outdoor space that we are able to use to support learning and play. This year we have developed a sensory garden, which lies at the centre of our school, and is being used to effectively support our children with their social and emotional well-being. We are currently exploring how we can develop our learning environment further, and are planning to expand our outdoor EYFS area, as well as our school library – projects that we are very excited about in school!
Our school has a hall, library/ICT suite, 6 Key Stage 1 and 2 classrooms, a Foundation Stage unit, play areas and a large outdoor space – including a Forest Schools area. We have a Partnership Room which enables us to run breakfast and afterschool care and develop partnerships with the wider community.
Our last inspection by Ofsted was in October 2016. The school was judged to be good. Our staff team is supportive, motivated and committed to continual school improvement, and much has changed in school since this last inspection. We have embarked on a journey to be the best school we can be – a school where every child is encouraged and supported to ‘Reach their Star’. We have worked relentlessly to secure high standards of learning behaviours in our community, and have developed an ethos of kindness and respect amongst our children. Our values, nurture and pastoral care lie at the heart of all we do, and we have staff in school who are dedicated to working with our children, so that they are well supported emotionally and mentally, to be able to access learning and reach their potential. Over the last twelve months, we have begun work to revamp our curriculum, so that it is rich, exciting and purposeful, and reflects the context in which we work. Our classrooms are immersive, and our curriculum is project based – rich in knowledge and skills and driven by different subjects each term. We are committed to continually improving teaching and learning across our school, and use evidence-based research to help us reflect on and inform our practice.
Wynndale is committed to providing opportunities for children outside of the classroom too. Children have performance opportunities, taking part successfully in the Mansfield Festival, both in choir and verse speaking categories and involving all children in performances throughout the year. We have also taken part in Young Voices for the last two years. We provide instrumental tuition for pupils as well as keyboard and guitar for individuals.
We have developed a range of opportunities for children to be ‘leaders’ in school, and we currently offer a range of roles including House Captains, Sports Leaders and School Council.
Additionally, a wide range of sporting opportunities are offered both within the curriculum and through clubs and competition. Staff are committed to the provision of a range of extra-curricular opportunities, and we use outside providers to enhance our offer, including Mansfield Town Football in the Community and Express Coaching.
Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s education and in the life of the school and therefore are welcomed into school. The school benefits from a thriving Parent/Carer Group which organises fund raising activities and many social events. Our Governors are an active group who are knowledgeable and supportive.
We work as part of a collaboration with 2 other local primary schools with each school retaining their own identity whilst working together to drive improvement and share good practice.
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