Avon Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7GB
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm
8:45 am - 10:15 am
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm
At Ladygrove Park Primary School, we want to inspire our children to succeed and excel, by growing and equipping every single child with the knowledge, confidence, skills and empathy that will allow them to lead rich and fulfilled lives. We are proud to provide our children with a creative and ‘irresistible’ curriculum, which is focused on engagement, enjoyment, knowledge, skills and understanding. Our curriculum intends to foster their curiosity, inspire their creativity and nurture them into knowledgeable and conscientious young people – educated citizens for the future.
Our curriculum is the road map for our pursuit of knowledge, understanding and skills. Our intent is that everything we teach is well-thought-out, ambitious and intellectually challenging. To be literate and numerate is a form of power; we empower our children by developing their ability: to read with deep understanding, to speak clearly and confidently, and to write expressively and with flair; to become fluent in the fundamentals of number, to reason mathematically, and to solve problems by applying their mathematical understanding. Through our curriculum, pupils develop their ability to read, write, speak, comprehend, debate, calculate, reason, problem-solve, so that they can seize the opportunities of a rich, lifelong education.
Across the different areas of our curriculum, we introduce children to the fascinating complexities of the world around them. We explore, for example the science behind, the questions that perplex us: ‘Will the sun always rise tomorrow?’; ‘Will AI become smarter than us?’; ‘Is everything connected?’, and we use our knowledge to ask even more probing questions. We learn about the events and the people from history, including the best that has been thought and said, which have shaped the present; we use this to help engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement, and to consider our society today, before asking, ‘What will the future look like?’ We bring the world into our classrooms: celebrating the cultural and religious diversity that enriches our Ladygrove Park community, and learning about the planet as critically-informed global citizens, who will know more, remember more and can do more.
A child is at school for 12% of the year so we really need to make those hours count! At Ladygrove Park Primary School the children can:
Achieve a Gold Star for academic success; A Purple Star for demonstrating a life skill or gain a special 'Skills Certificate'; Play Lacrosse in PE; Bake bread in the purpose made kitchen; Find out if there are actually fish in the pond while doing Gardening Club; Try abseiling on residential in Wales; Philosophise while dressed as someone from ancient Greece or fight a mock battle as a Viking; Plunder the treasure chest by cracking the code during Pirate Maths Day; Talk to our special Learning Mentor if they feel low or need extra support; Practise things they've learnt in Maths and English while online at home using MyMaths and Bug Club (remembering their online safety rules); Become a Tryatops in Foundation Stage; Get hand's on in Forest School or just challenge themselves daily in the range of subjects including languages, such as French and Mandarin, but always with English, Maths, Science and Computing skills at the core of their days.
If you aren't a child in the school, click around our website and you will see examples of all the above as well as the documents you might need to help with admissions, menus, timings, data and the (all important) weekly newsletter to keep you up to date.
Ladygrove Park Primary School is all about 'GROWING EXCELLENCE' and 'INSPIRING TO SUCCEED'.
Andrew Markham, Headteacher
The designated safeguarding lead is myself, Andrew Markham, who can deal with any queries or concerns. In my absence, all concerns should be directed to Elaine Li-Koo, Carly Clarkson(Deputy Headteachers), Carrie Barringer or Carol Saunders. All staff at Ladygrove Park Primary School are trained in safeguarding and/or specialist safeguarding.
The safeguarding leads for Extended Schools are Anne Addison and Heather Jones. Contact number 07926 002 189
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child. Please contact the staff named above.
To see our safeguarding statement please click here.
If you cannot find what you are looking for or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
If you would like a paper copy of anything please contact the school office. (01235) 519235
Ladygrove Park Primary School, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales Company No: 08517429 Registered address: Avon Way, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7GB