Bitterne Park Primary School 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.
There are 3 classes in each year group. Our children are taught in a mixture of 'set' and mixed ability groupings in English and Maths according to the spread of ability. This can be changed yearly. 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.
“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
“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils are very enthusiastic about their school and say that the teachers make learning fun.” – Ofsted
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’.
We have a large and friendly high performing staff team and we are committed to ongoing staff development. Our Executive Headteacher is a National Leader of Education . She also works as a supporting Headteacher and Ofsted Inspector and is well supported by a strong staff including a Head of School. Our staff regularly support other schools.