Headteacher’s welcome

???????????????????????Thank you for taking an interest in Shaftesbury Park Primary School. The school was built in 1877 and is situated at the heart of the Shaftesbury Estate, an area of housing well known for its distinctive cottages, just off Lavender Hill in Battersea.

The well being, achievement and progress of each child is our highest priority. We have developed Rights Respecting values and an understanding of global citizenship as the core of how we learn together. Through achieving an understanding of the United Nations Convention Rights of the Child we are able to work together to develop mutual respect and a positive learning environment. It enables our pupils to make sense of their place in the world and their local community.

We have a good reputation for being an inclusive school where everybody; governors, staff, parents and children share a vital role in ensuring we provide the best education possible. As a fundamental principle we aim to develop rounded children who participate fully in their classes and are interested in the world around them.

The fact that we draw from a wide range of nationalities and have a successful bilingual stream, enhances the lives of all at Shaftesbury Park and adds to its energy and vibrancy. We have high expectations in all aspects of school life and are extremely committed to providing the most appropriate academic challenge for all our children. Behind these ambitions lies a strong and dedicated staff team with a real commitment to teacher development. We know our pupils as individuals, and understand the importance of pastoral care as well as high academic achievement.

The school has recently completed a program of modernising building work to ensure we are well equipped for our expansion of the bilingual stream. In the academic year 2013-2014 we received an Ofsted ‘good’ rating, which reflects our high standards and the quality of our teaching and learning.

If you would like to visit our happy and hard working school, please do get in touch.

We look forward to meeting you,

Mrs Bunmi Richards

Headteacher