Burley Oaks Primary School is a fantastic school where both children and adults work together as an incredibly strong team. We are very proud of all our children and our many successes. Visitors to the school often remark on a positive, hardworking atmosphere with a strong sense of team spirit and celebration.
We strive to enjoy our learning and make it as much fun and as meaningful and relevant as possible. We offer children an excellent education in a safe, calm, creative, inclusive and stimulating environment. Every child is valued as an individual; we aim to nurture well rounded, respectful and confident children who will develop skills for life-long learning.
Having benefited from a major refurbishment programme, completed in September 2010, we are fortunate to work together in a bright and vibrant school building with extensive school grounds. Our outdoor classroom has enhanced our approach to learning outdoors. We are fortunate to have inherited the premises of the former Burley Middle School. As such, our facilities include a specialist room for art and design technology and an ICT suite.
We regard ourselves as a friendly and welcoming school which involves parents as our partners in the education process. We value their participation in the life of Burley Oaks and are happy to see parents in school as visitors – even happier to see them as helpers! We are keen to build upon the positive relations with our parents and to enhance systems of communication in order to impact on the continued success of all our children. Our very active School Association provides a range of activities for our children and the community and continue to raise amazing amounts of money for the school fund.
Burley Oaks is part of a very strong village community and aims to contribute to as well as benefit from the many local organisations. Visiting clergy members take assemblies each week and we look forward to our Christmas and Easter services at the Methodist Church.
Our creative curriculum is enhanced by a variety of visits and visitors. We run a vast range of clubs including cookery, choir, recorder, French, cross stitch, netball, yoga, art .... the list continues! Each year we produce theatrical performances, a musical soiree and take part in sports tournaments and peripatetic music lessons in which our children flourish. We encourage our school community to excel in our 'Shine' activities and enjoy planning for children of different age ranges working together on themed days/weeks.
Our last Ofsted inspection was graded outstanding in November 2007. Since then, the school has been subject to an interim inspection in March 2011 which found that the school has maintained this standard.
We are fortunate to have a committed and passionate staff and Governing Body who truly care about children, their welfare and progress. We aim for high standards and to help children take pride in their school and achievements: we 'belong, believe, achieve'.
If you should require any information about school further to that on the website, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs. Claire Lee