Head Teacher's Welcome from Mr Richard Ballantine

Welcome to Parkwood Primary School

It is a great pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of all staff, Governors, parents and children, to our website for Parkwood Primary School in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Our website provides a range of information about Parkwood, which we hope you will find useful.

At Parkwood we aim to provide our children with the best possible education and to develop the whole child during their time with us. Our aim is to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality. This is achieved through a happy, stimulating learning environment where excellent staff and resources ensure the children achieve their potential. We believe that this is achieved through a close trusting relationship between home and school, working together at all times to promote the vision, aims and ethos of the school and community.

We are now delivering the national curriculum 2014, as reflected in our curriculum overviews on our website. As always we will put the children at the centre of our learning and provide a rich, relevant and exciting curriculum to stimulate learning. We are a Talk school, as we know that children learn most effectively and deeply, if they can engage in quality discussion with a rich and varied vocabulary. Outdoor learning across the school, hooks into learning and visits and visitors enrich our curriculum so our children have first-hand experiences to draw upon in their learning. Cycling is a key feature of our work at Parkwood, building on the amazing Tour de France event in Yorkshire in July 2014. We endeavour to ensure that we are constantly looking to improve our school environment and buildings. Recently we have improved facilities in the Key Stage 2 playground by installing a construction area, a Roktagon and reclaiming some disused land to enable a longer daily run and increased length of cycle track. We are proud to be producing electricity via new solar panels on both buildings and have improved security around our sites as well.

We welcome visitors to our school and hope you can take some time to come and visit.

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