I am pleased to have the opportunity of introducing you to Park View Primary School. I would like you to know as much about us as possible: how we organise the school and the things we do together as a school community to ensure that the children have happy and successful school days.
Park View School was opened in 1932 but has seen major redevelopments in recent years. The traditional school buildings have been enhanced by a purpose built Reception block, constructed in 1991 and by an impressive unit for Year 6 pupils, which opened in 1994, containing two classrooms, a resource area, toilets and cloakroom facilities. The Nursery classroom opened in January 1995 and was demolished and rebuilt in 2015. This, together with the Reception block, forms our Foundation Stage.
Further developments in recent years have seen whole school redecoration; improved office and staff facilities and enhanced cloakroom and toilet facilities for all pupils. Throughout school new flooring; doors; blinds; desks and chairs have been installed. School has also made a significant investment in our ICT provision, with Laptops; Ipads; Kindles and Skype facility all freely available to help children learn.
In addition to the buildings, school has its own sports field, four playgrounds and extensive grounds which include an astroturf agility area and zoned play areas to offer lots of choice for pupils and to ensure harmonious recreational experiences. School has also heavily invested in security; incorporating CCTV across the site; anti- vandal paint; product marking and ongoing security patrols at evenings and during periods of school closure.
Park View Primary School is a full two-form entry school that currently has 452 pupils on roll including Nursery places. There are fourteen classes (two classes in each year group), with Reception children following the Foundation Stage Programme, Year 1 and Year 2 following the Key Stage 1 Programmes of Study and Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 following the Key Stage 2 Programmes of Study. Classes are mixed-ability groupings with each class having its own Teacher.