We warmly welcome you to Baldwins Gate CE (VC) Primary School and do hope you find our website both informative and helpful.
As a Church school the Christian ethos is very important to us all. We seek to achieve high academic standards within a happy, caring and stimulating environment in which children enjoy learning and are encouraged to do their best. We are committed to a partnership in education between home and school to achieve the best for your child.
We are proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning which our chidlren achieve. This is due to a caring and conscientious staff team with high expectations.
We hope that your child's learning journey at Baldwins Gate will be happy, fulfilling and memorable.
Baldwins Gate CE (VC) Primary School was opened in l969 when the Church Schools at Butterton, Chapel Chorlton and Whitmore were amalgamated. The school caters for children between the ages of three and eleven and is set in attractive grounds, which include two hard playing areas, an Early Years area and an extensive playing field. Part of the playing field has been converted into a ‘Learning and Growing Garden’. The School is on one storey and has disabled access at main entrances/exits.
The School emphasises its Church of England foundation and maintains the traditional values and practices of a village school, while employing the best modern educational practice and development in accordance with the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. The teaching is a mixture of individual tuition, group teaching and class work so that the children may progress at a speed which suits their needs.
Ofsted Inspection October 2012
This is a good school ......
In the last year the attainment and progress of pupils throughout the school in reading, writing and mathematics have improved considerably. Nearly all pupils make at least the progress expected nationally, and a good number in all year groups do better, thanks to consistently good teaching.
Pupils are well cared for, have enthusiastic attitudes to learning and behave well. Pupils are confident, thoughtful, enjoy school, feel safe and take their responsibilities seriously, especially for learning.
Initiatives to raise the quality of teaching and learning have proved successful.
Pupils enjoy an imaginative, interesting range of activities throughout the day. This contributes strongly to their good spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development.
Governance has improved and is helping to improve the school. Some individual governors work with pupils and help them learn, for example by hearing them read.
The school is led well by a caring headteacher, who sets an excellent example through her own teaching and is strongly supported by staff and parents.