Churwell Primary School
Churwell Primary School is located in the village of Churwell, close to Morley on the outskirts of Leeds. It has excellent access from the M62/M1 motorways. It has pleasant grounds with long distance views.
Our school offers a superb educational environment with facilities that include secure school grounds, including a sports field and a number of playgrounds. There is a newly refurbished computer suite and a library designed to encourage and develop the love of reading. There is a training room that is used to train our staff and staff from other schools. Our excellent facilities and resources ensure that we provide a broad and balanced curriculum of the highest quality.
At Churwell Primary School we want children, parents, and all staff and governors to feel welcome and part of our school family.
Our vision is to prepare children to meet the challenges of life with confidence with the desire to:
Learn, Aspire and Achieve
Learn - everyday - never stop learning
Aspire and dream big
Achieve for the future
Our mission is to nurture children so that they can:
- be successful
- acquire skills and knowledge
- develop responsible and positive attitudes
Our aims are to:
- To provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum
- To provide a happy, stimulating and stable environment where every child feels safe and secure.
- To develop a sense of caring, respect and courtesy towards our school, community and our environment.
- To develop a strong partnership between home and school.
- To foster high expectations of responsibility and behaviour.
- To ensure all children have equality of opportunity.
- To ensure all children develop personally, morally and spiritually, gaining respect and tolerance for other religions and cultures
School Partnerships and Clubs
As our school is set in the heart of the community we are constantly striving to further develop the partnership between school, parents and the community. We very much value the contribution made by parents and members of the community. Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in the life of the school and we are very encouraged by the support and interest that our parents take in their child’s school life. It is this partnership between home and school which is a major influencing factor on a child’s progress and development. At Churwell, parental involvement is encouraged in a number of ways.
Churwell is used on a weekly basis by a karate group. The school has established good working relationships with other schools through involvement in the Morley Family of Schools, sports and international events. Before the children transfer to their high school, we work with the Year 7 staff to make sure that the children are prepared for and happy to embark upon the next phase of their education.
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs at Churwell, as we feel this is an important part of a child’s development. The clubs on offer provide children with the chance to experience sports, music, arts, language and computers outside the curriculum. We currently offer on a rolling programme throughout the year to different year groups the following clubs:
Football, rugby, netball, and athletics
KS2 Choir, Recorders and KS1 Sing along choir
Multi Skills Club and Change for Life Club run by TSC Sport
Total Dance Morning club
KS1 Art Club
Leeds Book Award Reading group
We believe that these clubs offer children opportunities which they wouldn’t usually experience, which in turn widens their life experiences.
Before and After School Club
The school has a Before and After School Club, Play@Churwell which was set up in March 2002 with help from the New Opportunities Fund to increase the availability and choice of childcare in the area.
The aim of the group is to provide a high quality, safe and caring environment that provides opportunities for stimulating play, for children aged 3 – 11 years childcare, before and after school and in school holidays.
Play@Churwell are continually extending their services and now offer the following child care groups
- Before & After School Care
- Nursery Wraparound Care
- Holiday Playscheme
- Parent & Toddler Group each Thursday morning
For further details please contact Play @ Churwell in the Japa building or telephone 2526824