At Bitterne Park Primary School we …….
Inspire – Thrive – Achieve
Together, we are committed to developing an outstanding teaching and learning community for our children, enabling a life-long passion for learning.
We will inspire everyone to thrive and learn in a happy, nurturing, creative environment, developing confidence, resilience, curiosity and tolerance.
At Bitterne Park Primary School we actively promote fundamental British Values within our curriculum. This forms part of our SMSC ethos and it is woven throughout our teaching and learning, in particular through PSHE.
For further information see ‘ Fundamental British Values as part of SMSC in schools’.
Also parents may wish to explore the ‘Parents information guide’.
Bitterne Park Primary is a school for boys and girls aged 4 – 11 years. Where the whole staff community focus on improving outcomes for all children in the widest possible sense. We place our children at the centre of everything we do and we constantly ‘aim for outstanding’ in every area.
“Senior leaders provide outstanding, inspirational leadership and set extremely high expectations. They check rigorously to ensure these are met by all staff. As a result, teaching is outstanding and pupils make rapid progress.” – Ofsted
There are three mixed ability classes in each year group and children are taught English and Maths in sets. We have developed a skills based curriculum in order to excite and engage the children in their learning. We are committed to enriching the curriculum – theme days and weeks are a feature of school life, as are visits by theatre groups and professional artists and musicians. We regularly visit places of interest both within and outside the local area. The children have wide access to music, with music throughout the school. We offer an ensemble, drumming academy, music tech mix club and choir for all to join. The school believes in offering a wide range of extra- curricular clubs, led by specialists and school staff.
“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils are very enthusiastic about their school and say that the teachers make learning fun.” – Ofsted
We have a large and friendly high performing staff team and we are committed to ongoing staff development. We are linked to a National Support School, our Executive Headteacher is a National Leader of Education and our staff regularly support other schools. She also works as a supporting Headteacher and Ofsted Inspector and is well supported by a strong staff including a Head of School.