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Pitsford Primary School

iNTRODUCTION

Introduction to Pitsford - A Good School

Pitsford

Pitsford is a village and civil parish with a population of around 700 people in the Daventry District of county of Northamptonshire.  

The village today is mainly made up of established buildings with amenities including a pub, village hall, sports field and pavilion.

Catchment Area

The population of the school is a varied composition drawn from the village and surrounding rural area and villages, with around half of our children coming from outside of our catchment. 

Building

Pitsford is a single form entry community primary school.

It first opened in August 1843 and was enlarged in 1870 when the infants room was added.

Before the school was built, children were taught at the rectory which has since been demolished.  The school was a church school until 1956 when it transferred over to the Local Education Authority

The current site includes the original building, playground areas, school garden and a Foundation Stage outdoor area.  The school was extended in 1992 to include an improved reception area and toilets. 

There are 3 classrooms in the school. 

Pupils

Pitsford is a community school with 59 children on roll. 

Foundation Stage, Year 1 & Year 2: Class 1

Year 3 & Year 4: Class 2

Year 5 & Year 6: Class 3

Most children transfer to either Moulton School & Science College, Northampton School for Girls, Northampton School for Boys or Bishop Stopford for the secondary phase of their education. 

Partnerships

We are federated with Walgrave Primary School who we work very closely with, sharing staff, resources and cross-curricular activities.  We also work closely with other local primary schools within the Moulton Cluster Group as well as with our feeder Secondary Schools.

Welcome     

I know every Head Teacher is proud of their school and I am no exception.  I work with an outstanding team, many of whom have been at Pitsford for the majority of their teaching careers.  

Why have we all stayed?  We love and believe in what we do, we know what works for us and we are passionate about making a difference to the children in our community.  

We want our children to be enthusiastic and capable learners, who can develop the skills needed to reach their potential and we aim to foster a love of learning to do so.

All our children are encouraged to be thoughtful and reflective, to understand their place in the world and to set themselves high standards both in terms of their commitment to work and discipline.

Your child will discover that learning takes place beyond the classroom, and value the opportunities offered by the wider community and other establishments as chances to learn.

Our children are encouraged to adopt a positive mindset and use determination and perseverance to overcome challenges – not seeing them as problems – and take pride in all that they achieve.

We are committed to driving our fabulous school forward in every way we can.  We will work in partnership with you, the parents and carers to equip all of our children with the core skills they need to become learners in life.

If you choose Pitsford for your child, what can you expect?  An innovative and exciting curriculum, most definitely.  Extra-curricular clubs and experiences including sailing and a range of sports, arts and cultural activities to meet all interests.  Staff who genuinely care for your child and a school that takes advantage of the ever-changing educational landscape.

Our children leave us with firm foundations.  It is our role to develop them from 4 year olds into well-rounded, confident individuals ready for the next exciting step of their journey into secondary school life.  We work closely with our parents to achieve this, and enjoy partnerships and shared values with them.

Pitsford Primary School is a place where laughter is often heard and making our school a fun place to be is central to our culture.

 

James Ayton

Executive Headteacher