Parkwood Primary School

A great start for any child

We are a friendly inclusive one form entry Primary school with a Nursery and Resource Provision for pupils with language and communication needs.  We have extensive outdoor learning areas, playgrounds, an allotment and cycle track and are situated not far from the centre of Keighley town in West Yorkshire and next door to Parkwood Woods.

Our website provides a range of information about Parkwood, which we hope you will find useful.  The best way to fully appreciate all that Parkwood has to offer is to come and see for yourself. Visitors to school are warmly welcomed.

The children are central to everything that we do here, skilled and caring staff work together to ensure that the children thrive during their time here.  `Parkwoodies` develop into well rounded, confident and articulate young people who achieve well and can contribute to the local community.  Parkwood really is a Great Start for Any Child.  We are a community with a Growth Mindset.  Everyone is encouraged to be a co-operative, curious, resilient and reflective learner. 

 We use a relational approach to all that we do at Parkwood. This includes strong partnership working work with parents, a dialogic approach to teaching, and restorative behaviour practices.  A well established culture of coaching ensures that we are continuously improving practice within the staff team and that pupils are always supported and challenged to be the very best version of themselves.

We are proud to be one of the four founder schools of the Nurture Academies Trust, we voluntarily converted to academy status in February 2017.  The other schools in our Trust are Byron, Denholme, Fearnville, Lapage and Victoria Primary Schools.  We benefit from good partnerships across the Trust Schools.

Our school partners with Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT to host trainee individual teachers and to provide some of the training for the whole cohort.

Mrs Rachel Taylor 

Headteacher

Our vision:
For Parkwood to be known as a caring school where all children gain the confidence to
become positive 'can do' quality learners for life.


Our mission:
To give children a great start to learning by providing a school community where everyone is
happy and eager to learn.


Aims for everyone in our school community:
 To love learning for the rest of our lives
 To feel safe, healthy and cared for in a bright and interesting school
 To do our best and be proud of our achievements and also respect the achievements
of others
 To work well with the people in our community like the Police and the School Nurse
 To make learning interesting and make sure we can all improve our learning
 To care for and respect everyone.  

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